Best Quotes about Opportunity
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Chapin Jr., Roy D.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!
You must make your own opportunities.
Gough, John B.
Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.
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
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
You can't wait for the phone to ring. You have to ring them.
Grade, Lord Lew
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
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
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.
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
Brown Jr., H. Jackson
People wait for opportunity to come along...yet it is there every morning.
Menace, Dennis the
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.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
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.
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Edison, Thomas A.
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.
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 always looks better going than coming.
We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization
Arbiter, Gauis Petronius
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.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The back of one door is the face of another.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing... Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
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.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.
Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
If you see the bandwagon you've missed it.
Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We must open the doors of opportunity.
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Even a blind dog can find a bone every so often.
A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push.
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
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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.
Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open.
Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Make the iron hot by striking it.
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