The Great Opportunity

John Burroughs

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”

“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”

“Leap, and the net will appear.”

“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.”

“The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.”

“You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.”

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

“The Infinite cannot be measured. The plan of Nature is so immense, but she has no plan, no scheme, but to go on and on forever. What is size, what is time, distance, to the Infinite? Nothing. The Infinite knows no time, no space, no great, no small, no beginning, no end.”

All quotes by John Burroughs


Filed under challenge yourself, facing fears, great quotes

4 responses to “The Great Opportunity

  1. Khalid

    Thanks again Aimee. I always get excited when I see you have a new post. You are a light in my life.

    • Your comment helps so much. Whenever I think this blog doesn’t matter, and who cares if I post or not? …It helps tremendously to know that people care. Your comment was perfect timing, and very generous. — Thank you! Thank you. :) I needed that nudge.

  2. Deb

    Yes, what Khalid said! We love you so much Amy for always finding such jewels of wisdom :o)

  3. Thanks, Deb. I always appreciate your being there for me and for this blog. It means a lot, and it keeps me going. Thank you!

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