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Quotations: Opportunity

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
James M. Barrie

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

Observe the opportunity.
Bible

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Suicidal glory is the luxury of the irresponsible. We're not giving up. We're waiting for a better opportunity to win.
Lois McMaster Bujold

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Buxton

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes

Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.
Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

The best men are not those who have waited for chances, but who have taken them,--besieged the chance, conquered the chance, and made the chance their servitor.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin

The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity.
Philarete Chasles

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
Margaret Cho

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Ramsay Clark

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Demosthenes

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

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
Zora Neale Hurston

Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.
Kazuo Inamori

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
William James

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
Doris Lessing

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur

You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait.
Ellen Metcalf

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
Richard M. Nixon

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
Laurence J. Peter

Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.
Bulgarian Proverb

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Ayn Rand

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.
Anthony Robbins

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Helen Rowland

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.
Robert H. Schuller

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Brian Tracy

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Brian Tracy

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Mark Twain

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it's passed.
Kanye West

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Whitney M. Young

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