We must snatch the present moment, and employ it well, without too much solicitude for the future, and content ourselves with reflecting that our part is performed. He that waits for an opportunity to do much at once, may breathe out his life in idle wishes, and regret, in the last hour, his useless intentions […]
You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
To improve the golden moments of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of living.
The more the years go by, the less I know. But if you give explanations and understand everything, then nothing can happen. What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen.
Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.