Quote by Whitney Young Jr.
It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
This quote highlights the importance of being prepared for opportunities that may come our way. It suggests that it is more beneficial to have the knowledge, skills, and readiness to seize an opportunity even if it doesn't present itself immediately, than to have an opportunity arise without being adequately prepared to make the most of it. By emphasizing the value of preparedness, the quote encourages individuals to invest in personal development and continuous learning, ensuring that they are equipped to seize opportunities whenever they may arise.
... I remember you and recall you without effort, without exercise of will; that is, by natural impulse, indicated by a sense of duty, or of obligation. And that, I take it, is the only sort of remembering worth the having. When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy -- that it is built upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.Much of your pain is self-chosen.It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.