Best Quotes about Opportunity
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.
Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
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.
The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice. You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come. Where will you be a few years down the line. Will it be everything you dreamed of. We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
When you have the opportunity, you strike.
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
Brown Jr., H. Jackson
Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it
You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Marden, Orison Swett
Opportunity creates desire.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.
Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a-coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
Gough, John B.
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.
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
Best of Bits and Pieces
Every minute starts an hour and every minute is a new opportunity. Each time the clock ticks you have a chance to start over, to say, do, think, or feel something in such a way that you and the world are better for it.
Little opportunities should be improved.
We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.
Be an opener of doors.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
Kennedy, John F.
You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
Right now a moment is fleeting by! Capture its reality in paint! To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate. give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time.
Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.
Colton, Charles Caleb
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open.
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
If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.
Arrange Whatever pieces come your way.
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.
Forbes, B. C.
Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized, they die when neglected.
When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity o start all over again, to turn over a new page.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Peters, Thomas J.
Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.
Tocqueville, Alexis De
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.
People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
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