ADVERSITY AND OPPORTUNITY

"Fear sees obstacles; faith sees possibilities." (author unknown)

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." (by Vice- Admiral Mansell, R.N.)

"The secret of success in life is for a man (person) to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." (by Disraeli)

"Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater." (by Bulwer-Lytton)

"Only a loving person could hear the silent knock of the opportune time on the door of his soul." (by Ray Sabio)

"Disappointment should always be taken as a stimulant, and never viewed as a discouragement." (by C.B. Newcomb)

"On the fall of an oak, every man gathers wood." (by Menander)

"God's best gift to us is not things, but opportunities." (by Alice W. Rollins)

"When you are confronted with what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle, remember too that distance does not matter. It is the courage to take the first step that counts. Remember that procrastination is your enemy. 'One of these days' too often can mean 'none of these days'." (author unknown)

"If you trap the moment before it's ripe, The tears of repentance you'll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go, You can never wipe off the tears of woe." (by Blake)

"When God wants something done, obstacles for Him become opportunities." (by Fr. Jules Chevalier)

"Dig where you stand; for where you stand is Klondike!" (often quoted by Fr. Rainier van Glansbeek; author unknown)

"The man who waits for things to turn up has his eyes fixed on his toes." (by Creswell MacLaughlin)

"I consider that what we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. . . . For we know that up to the present time all of creation groans with pain, like the pain of the childbirth. . . . we who have the spirit as the first of God's gifts also groan within ourselves as we wait for God to make us his children and set our whole being free." (Romans 8: 18, 22-23)


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