opportunity

A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on opportunity, truth, and women

This I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities and without a positive hump, may marry whom she likes.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Vanity Fair. Chap. iv.

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on opportunity, sacrifice, and women

A woman will always sacrifice herself if you give her the opportunity. It is her favourite form of self-indulgence.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William George Jordan on courage, errors, good, injustice, mistakes, opportunity, and self-esteem

If we have made an error, done a wrong, been unjust to another or to ourselves, or, like the Pharisee, passed by some opportunity for good, we should have the courage to face our mistake squarely, to call it boldly by its right name, to acknowledge it frankly and to put in no flimsy alibis of excuse to protect an anemic self-esteem.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Purpose, p. 23.

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A Quote by William James on failure and opportunity

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on opportunity and prayer

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by William Feather on business, life, opportunity, planning, thought, and work

The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can; to act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us. In the hundred-yard race the winner doesn't cross the tape line a dozen strides ahead of the field. He wins by inches. So we find it in ordinary business life. The big things that come our way are seldom the result of long thought or careful planning, but rather they are the fruit of seed planted in the daily routine of our work.

William Feather (1889 - 1981)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on government, happiness, men, opportunity, and work

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Bridges on opportunity

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.

William Bridges

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A Quote by William Bourke Cockran on anxiety, merit, opportunity, and success

There is but one straight road to success, and that is merit. The man who is successful is the man who is useful. Capacity never lacks opportunity. It can not remain undiscovered, because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.

William Bourke Cockran (1854 - 1923)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on opportunity

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.

William Arthur Ward

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