seize the moment


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seize the moment

To take full advantage of life's opportunities whenever and wherever they present themselves; to live life to one's full potential. I've tried to get the most out of life by always seizing the moment. That's how I ended up living in Europe and fell in love with your father!
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A democratic insurgency does not begin with ideas, as intellectuals presume, or even with great political leaders who seize the moment.
German (People who don't seize the moment lose their shot at opportunities.
This is our golden opportunity, so please seize the moment and speak up for our sport as we all join together as a united front - trainers, owners and sports fans, you deserve a better deal.
So I say we should seize the moment - because never before have I seen a world so willing to come together.
This new era of manufacturing new technologies that will help us tackle climate change is there for the North East to seize the moment and I think it will.
GARY NEVILLE has given England a rousing pre-Euro 2004 rallying call by insisting that now is the time to seize the moment and win a major tournament.
He said: 'Trade ministers need to seize the moment and continue the process they all signed up to in Doha.
So I say we should seize the moment because never before have I seen a world so willing to come together.
Mark Hughes' men stand on the verge of football history -and tonight they must seize the moment.
As the Government reviews its Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), the CBI says it should seize the moment to give UK businesses the same level of help on export credit afforded to companies in countries like Germany, France and America.
The Government was urged yesterday by the CBI to seize the moment and give UK businesses the same level of help on export credits as firms in Germany, France and the US.
So did he seize the moment and move with bold resolution to get liberal programs enacted?