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Too many people are thinking of security, instead of opportunity.  They seem more afraid of life than death.
   —  James F. Byrnes
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On This Day In:
2015 What The Framers Chose
2014 Lost Anything Lately?
A Life Of Science
2013 Serve The World
2012 Acquaintance, n.
2011 On Why His Father Was A Great Teacher
A Baker’s Dozen

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Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile.
(In English:  Art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.)
  —  Hippocrates
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On This Day In:
2015 Truism
2014 Thank You
2013 Really
2012 Ordinary Five Minutes Longer
2011 The Wealth Of Sons (And Daughters)

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Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.
  —  Benjamin Disraeli
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On This Day In:
2013 Corollary
2012 Working Retired
2011 The Web Is Not Authoritative! (Really?)

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I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.  …I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than.  I was always just lucky to have a job.  And every job I had was a stepping-stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job.  Opportunities look a lot like work.
  —  Ashton Kutcher
From a speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards
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On This Day In:
2012 The Undeveloped Child
2011 What Is Your Canvas?
2010 Giants Win Games 3 & 4 – One Away From World Series!!

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