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Famous Opportunity Quotes

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A list of the best opportunity quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous opportunity quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic opportunity quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about opportunity?" and "What are inspirational opportunity quotes?"

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    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.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson More
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    Some Opportunities Can Only Come Once in a Lifetime, So Take Them Before Its Too Late!

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    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.

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    Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.

    Warren Buffett More
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    When fortune knocks open the door.

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    new! The Ladder of Success Is Best Climbed by Stepping On the Rungs of Opportunity. Ayn Rand

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    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.

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    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.

    Margaret Thatcher More
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    Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.

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    I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

    John D. Rockefeller More
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    The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

    Helen Rowland More
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    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.

    David J. Schwartz More
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    Opportunity is lost by deliberation.

    Publilius Syrus More
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    How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes deeds ill done!

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    The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

    George Bernard Shaw More
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    Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

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    Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.

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    It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

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    The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

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    Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

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    Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.

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    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.

    Golda Meir More
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    You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.

    Earl Nightingale More
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    Always have your hook baited, in the pool you least think, there will be a fish.

    Ovid More
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    If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

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    Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.

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    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.

    Orison Swett Marden More
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    The back of one door is the face of another.

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    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.

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    Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunities; they will never come.

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    Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.

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    Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.

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    To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure.

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    Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?

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    The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

    Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues More
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    Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

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    Arrange Whatever pieces come your way.

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    Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.

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    “The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”

    Hillary Clinton More
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    "One lot apiece, one chance to undo an error or secure a fate."

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    Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?

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    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.

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    Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.

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    Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

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    Opportunity is no more than a better way of serving and providing for humanities needs.

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    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.

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    Opportunity always looks better going than coming.

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    Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open.

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    A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push.

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    A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity.

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