Opportunity

 

Miguel de Cervantes

"Where one door shuts another opens."
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H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity."
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Anchee Min
“If one wants to get a boat ride, one must be near the river.”
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Author Unknown
“Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.” 
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Milton Berle
“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.”  
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Francis Bacon
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
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Mark Twain
“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”  
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Maltbie Babcock
“Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them.”  
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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
“Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.”  
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Sidney Lumet
“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”  
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Hugh Miller
“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.”
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Napoleon Hill
"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
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Claude McDonald
“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”  
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Albert Einstein
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
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Francois Bacon
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
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Henry J. Kaiser
"Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes."
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Charles Franklin Kettering
"There will always be a Frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand."
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Napoleon Hill
"Opportunity often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."
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Author Unknown
“Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss.”
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Irish Proverb
"If God shuts one door, He opens another."
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Chinese Proverb
"Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself.”
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Author Unknown
"It's the man who waits for his ship to come in who's always missing the boat."
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Adrienne Gisoff
"Opportunity knocked. My doorman threw him out. "
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Jeremy Collier
"Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases."
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Author Unknown
"Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly."
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Goethe
"The right man is the one who seizes the moment."
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Kyle Chandler
"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."
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Author Unknown
"Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers."
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Ability is of little account without opportunity.
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Douglas MacArthur
“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
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Laurence J. Peters
"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent."
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Author Unknown
"Once an opportunity has passed, it cannot be caught."
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Tom Peters
“If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade."
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Seneca
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
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William Shakespeare
"How often the sight of means to do ill deeds, makes deeds ill done."
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Author Unknown
"Opportunities always look bigger going than coming."
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Demosthenes
"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
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Napoleon Bonaparte
"Ability is nothing without opportunity."
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Publilius Syrus
"While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity."
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Thomas J. Watson
"If we do not take advantage of our opportunities, it is our own fault."
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Author Unknown
"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."
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William Wordsworth
"Turning, for them who pass, the common dust of servile opportunity to gold."
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Author Unknown
"The less you know about an opportunity, the more attractive it is."
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Author Unknown
"You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it."
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Anthony Robbins
"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."
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Arthur H. Vandenberg
"It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity."
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Author Unknown
"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."
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Frederick Phillips
“It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.”
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Author Unknown
“Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.”
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Doc Sane
“Opportunity is as scarce as oxygen; men fairly breathe it and do not know it.”
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Benjamin Disraeli
“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
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Napoleon Hill
"Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. "
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John Burroughs
"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."
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Eric Hoffer
"It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities."
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William James
"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed."
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Author Unknown
"Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door."
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Frederick Philipse
"It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity."
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Author Unknown
"Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in."
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You and I can never do a kindness too soon, for we never know how soon it will be too late."
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Author Unknown
"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."
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Hindu Proverb
"A man who misses his opportunity, and monkey who misses his branch, cannot be saved."
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Brian Tracy
Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.
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Orison Swett Marden
"Opportunities? They are all around us. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it."
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Arabian Proverb
"Four things come not back: The spoken word, The sped arrow, The past life, The neglected opportunity."
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Author Unknown
"Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost; the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been."
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Arthur Brisbane
"Opportunity comes like a snail, and once it has passed you it changes into a fleet rabbit and is gone."
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Brian Tracy
The single common denominator of men and women who achieve great things is a sense of destiny.
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James F. Byrnes
"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
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William Ellery Channing
"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
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Winston Churchill
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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Harry Truman
“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”
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Mignon McLaughlin
“Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.”  
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Robert Brault
“Seize every opportunity along the way, for how sad it would be if the road you chose became the road not taken.”
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Hugh Allen
“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”
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William Hale White
“When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break.”  
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William Arthur Ward
“Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.”  
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Steve Gray
"Opportunity knocks at the strangest times, It's not the time that matters But how you answer the door."
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Robert E. Hannegan
"Ideals are the "incentive payment" of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries."
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Madeline Hemmings
"With increased opportunity comes increased stress. The stress comes from multiple conflicting demands and very little in the way of role models."
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Billy Joel
"Some people stay far away from the door if there’s a chance of it opening up. They hear a voice in the hall outside and hope that it just passes by."
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Brian Tracy
"The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
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Samuel Johnson
"To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life."
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Burt Lawlor
"Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success."
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Brian Tracy
The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent.
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John F. Kennedy
"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
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Victor Kiam
"Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."
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Irving Kristol
"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions; it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
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Marianne Craig Moore
"A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, 'Opportunity'."
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Milo Perkins
"The Chinese write the word crisis with two characters, one of which means ‘danger’ and the other ‘opportunity.’"
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Brian Tracy
“Life is like a combination lock; your goal is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want.”
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William Arthur Ward
"Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards."
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Sir Winston Churchill
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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Stephen R. Covey
"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success."
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Goethe
"The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception."
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Hazel Lee
“I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour.  I dripped it carelessly, Ah!  I didn't know, I held opportunity.”  
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Jerome K. Jerome
“Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.”
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Brian Tracy
You contain within yourself a unique combination of talents and abilities which, properly identified and applied, will enable you to achieve virtually any goal you can set for yourself .
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Lloyd Thomas
"We have a problem for those who advocate competitive equality of opportunity: the prizes won in the competitions of the first generation will tend to defeat the requirements of equality of opportunity for the next."
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Joseph Sugarman
"Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity."

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Michael Johnson
"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. "
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William Shakespeare
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures."
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Dean L. Larsen
"As the opportunity grows for unlimited growth and progress, the chances of failure increase. There is no such thing as a program that will provide security and growth and progress with no risk …As freedom for unrestricted development is enhanced, the possibilities for failure are also increased. The risk factor is great."
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Robert C. Goizueta
"In a free society, every opportunity comes with three obligations. First, you must seize it. You must mold it into a work that brings value to others. Second, you must live it. Opportunity is nurtured only by action. Third, you must defend the freedom to pursue opportunities. You must embrace these three obligations as if the future of the United States depended on it. In fact, it does. "
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