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The Best Quotes About Opportunity

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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 opportunity quotes from that same writer.

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    Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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    Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.

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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

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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. Maxwell Maltz

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

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    Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

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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. Orison Swett Marden

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    Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

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    God supplies us with the opportunity, but He cannot take advantage of it for us.

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

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    Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. Charles Caleb Colton

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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. Samuel Smiles

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    When fortune knocks open the door.

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

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    Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill

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    We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. Lee Iacocca

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    When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through. Jesse Jackson

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    There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand. Charles F. Kettering

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    To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Bruce Lee

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    Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. Gore Vidal

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    The door of opportunity is wide open if you are prepared.

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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

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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

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

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

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    There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them. J. Paul Getty

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    Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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    Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. Emily Dickinson

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    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. Les Brown

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    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

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    A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push.

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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. Orison Swett Marden

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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

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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. Karl Marx

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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

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    Opportunity is lost by deliberation. Publilius Syrus

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    A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

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

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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. Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service. Robert Collier

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    The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. John Burroughs

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    How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes deeds ill done! William Shakespeare

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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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    When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity o start all over again, to turn over a new page. Eileen Caddy

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    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. Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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    Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation. Jane Austen

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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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