Best Quotes about Opportunity
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.
To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure.
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.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Edison, Thomas A.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Little opportunities should be improved.
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
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
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Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, only opportunities.
People wait for opportunity to come along...yet it is there every morning.
Menace, Dennis the
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.
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.
Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Chapin Jr., Roy D.
The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.
Chapin, Edwin Hubbel
Opportunities multiply as they are seized, they die when neglected.
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.
The back of one door is the face of another.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
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.
When you have the opportunity, you strike.
The right man is the one that seizes the moment.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
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
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.
Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.
Be an opener of doors.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.
As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?
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.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
God supplies us with the opportunity, but He cannot take advantage of it for us.
Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
Let us my friends snatch our opportunity from the passing day.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
Brown Jr., H. Jackson
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
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
Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it
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.
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
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