Best Quotes about Opportunity
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
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We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Peters, Thomas J.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Where one door closes, another opens.
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
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.
We must open the doors of opportunity.
Johnson, Lyndon B.
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
Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.
Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.
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.
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.
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.
Make the iron hot by striking it.
You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Opportunity is lost by deliberation.
Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.
Rainer, Maria Rilke
Opportunity creates desire.
Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Chapin Jr., Roy D.
You must make your own opportunities.
Gough, John B.
It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Every wall is a door.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
Copeland, William Taylor
Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.
Conwell, Russel H.
When fortune knocks open the door.
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.
Forbes, B. C.
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.
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized, they die when neglected.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
Kennedy, John F.
Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hook be ever hanging ready, the fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.
What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live -- with your self-respect alive and growing.
Arrange Whatever pieces come your way.
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.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
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.
A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.
Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back.
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
The back of one door is the face of another.
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