Best Quotes about Opportunity
To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure.
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
Best of Bits and Pieces
Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
Make the iron hot by striking it.
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, only opportunities.
Where one door closes, another opens.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
Be an opener of doors.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
Kettering, Charles F.
Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.
Every wall is a door.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
He's got the whole world at his feet and he can't find his shoes.
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.
Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
Kennedy, John F.
Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
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.
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.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
People wait for opportunity to come along...yet it is there every morning.
Menace, Dennis the
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.
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
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.
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.
One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.
Little opportunities should be improved.
Luck take a second look at what appears to be someone's good luck. You'll find not luck but preparation, planning, and success-producing thinking.
Schwartz, David J.
We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.
Rainer, Maria Rilke
Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!
The door of opportunity is wide open if you are prepared.
You can't wait for the phone to ring. You have to ring them.
Grade, Lord Lew
Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Edison, Thomas A.
When fortune knocks open the door.
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
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
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
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
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.
If you see the bandwagon you've missed it.
God supplies us with the opportunity, but He cannot take advantage of it for us.
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
Brown Jr., H. Jackson
You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.
The back of one door is the face of another.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
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