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    Lightbulb OT: quote of the day

    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

    - Thomas Edison, American Inventor, 1847-1931
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    Re: OT: quote of the day

    Last time I saw opportunity it really looked terrible... it should buy some new clothes... I told it to do something with its life instead of just living off others...

    I still can't find luck though...
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: OT: quote of the day

    A good and wise quote from one of my heros. Edison also said:

    ".... We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation."

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    Ah... I just need to find preparation and introduce it to opportunity... now where's preparation? I guess its not ready to make itself public. Too bad, it'll miss the opportunity!

    These are actually really good and true quotes though!

    (I think Edison was not just an innovating inventor, he was a tremendous business man, which is probably how these quotes apply. He doesn't seem to have been very nice to Tesla though )
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: OT: quote of the day

    A long time ago, I knew a woman who had her own modern dance company. This was in Michigan. They got invited to perform at some festival in New York City. There was no money involved.

    They packed all their costumes, props, audio system, etc. into a van, drove to NY, performed a 10 minute dance and then drove home.

    Later I asked her how it was worth her while to go to all that trouble to just do a 10 minute dance. She shrugged her shoulders and said, "It's just work."

    That's stuck with me ever since. Working hard is free. It doesn't cost you anything.

    - k
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    Re: OT: quote of the day

    Mayhap we can take Sean a step closer.

    "Chance favors the prepared mind" Dunno for sure,but it could have been the Curie's

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    Re: OT: quote of the day

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post
    Ah... I just need to find preparation and introduce it to opportunity... now where's preparation? I guess its not ready to make itself public. Too bad, it'll miss the opportunity!
    Preparation is easy to find. It lives in the practice rooms, classrooms, and performance halls. Opportunity can't be searched out, only recognized when it makes its entrance.
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    Re: OT: quote of the day

    Ah... I think preparation is dressed in overalls and looks like work too. Too bad.

    It would be nice to have a positive personified intangible that didn't imply needing a work ethic...
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Just putting on some overalls looks like work to me. Where's that suntan lotion?
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