Quote by Churchill

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"

All too often we are subjected to opinions of the former category, rather than the later. The above quote, by Sir Winston Churchill, points out the perspective we all need to adapt. If nothing else, the end of a bad situation should lead to the question "OK what can I learn from this?" Come on folks....look for that "silver lining"!


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Dora Baycroft
Royal LePage Prince George

I agree..its nice to find people looking on the bright side of things.

May 22, 2008 07:06 PM
David Spencer
Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
Keller Williams Team Realty

Aha! My foreclosure business is accelerating.

May 22, 2008 07:12 PM
Jennifer Kladny
Premier Servicing Company, LLC

This is a great quote!  Thanks for sharing. 

Some of the best quotes that have resonated with me, I incorporate with my every day life. 

I am a perfectionist.  "Sometimes good enough ... is good enough".  Dan Kennedy

Please keep them coming.  I look forward to your posts.  JENNIFER

May 22, 2008 07:20 PM
Chuck Roberts
Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty

That's the way David! Look at the positive side of forclosures!!!

May 22, 2008 07:47 PM
Anonymous #5

Chuck, thanks for inviting me to this group. I was at an event tonight talking with another Realtor and we were talking about how negative people can be. Stay positive...good things happen. Thanks again...I'll be back.


May 22, 2008 08:07 PM
Denise Shockey
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty

Chuck, awesome quote! Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.  This is true only for those who seek to learn from a hardship or bad situation.  Thanks for sharing.

May 22, 2008 11:11 PM
Bob Cumiskey
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor
A1 Connection Realty, Inc.

Chuck, great quote from Churchill.  The man is an inspiration to all.

May 23, 2008 11:12 AM
Ted Komenda
Weichert Realtors Dunhill Group

A very fitting quote for the economic climate we are now experiencing.  Great post!


October 27, 2008 11:25 AM
Ryan Shaughnessy
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com

Great quote - but can anyone tell me when or in what context it was uttered?

Churchill spent 62 yeasrs in parliament winning 16 elections and losing 5 elections.  But my favorite quote was when the Times' editor suggested to Churchill that he should gracefully exit politics before the 1945 election.  His reply "I leave when the pub closes."  And, yes, his party lost the election in 1945. 


October 27, 2008 06:07 PM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors

Hello!Another great quote... I found early in life that things always go better when you are around positive people. Thanks for sharing Brenda :)

November 09, 2008 06:42 AM
Angela Reeves
Angela Reeves
Royal LePage West Real Estate Services

I'm with you about trying to find a learning opportunity in each success or failure.  Even if the lesson is only "I shouldn't do that ever again!".  There is value in every experience as long as you look for the lesson.

November 13, 2008 01:23 PM
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