Best Quotes about Opportunity
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
One of the earliest lessons I learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back.
Wideman, John Edgar
Even a blind dog can find a bone every so often.
Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
Little opportunities should be improved.
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.
When you have the opportunity, you strike.
Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me. Was a great big sign there said private Property but on the back side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me.
Opportunity always looks better going than coming.
It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
Crane, George W.
This American system of ours. call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
Make the iron hot by striking it.
Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.
A good deal happens in a man's life that he isn't responsible for. Fortunate openings occur; but it is safe to remember that such breaks are occurring all the time, and other things being equal, the advantage goes to the man who is ready.
Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.
One cannot expect to coast along and rise automatically to the top, no matter what friends you may have in the company. There may have been a time when, in large corporations, a person could rise simply because he had a stock interest or because he had friends in top management. That's not true today. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
Copeland, William Taylor
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.
Forbes, B. C.
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.
You must make your own opportunities.
Gough, John B.
Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it
A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity.
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
When fortune knocks open the door.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
Brown Jr., H. Jackson
The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity -- an opportunity to be polite -- an opportunity to be manly -- an opportunity to be honest -- an opportunity to make friends.
Marden, Orison Swett
Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.
Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm -- it was gone.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, only opportunities.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
Opportunities are everywhere.The recession might be drawing to a close, but its continuing legacy is employers' reliance on short-term staff.There may be fewer jobs for life, but there are more jobs in a lifetime.
He's got the whole world at his feet and he can't find his shoes.
Where one door closes, another opens.
Every wall is a door.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
Opportunity creates desire.
Be an opener of doors.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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