Quotations 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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Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.

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blah123 added Some Opportunities Can Only Come Once in a Lifetime, So Take Them Before Its Too Late!

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

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

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

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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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Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

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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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Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

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A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push.

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blah123 added The Ladder of Success Is Best Climbed by Stepping On the Rungs of Opportunity. Ayn Rand LOVE THIS!  

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Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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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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To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Bruce Lee

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

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

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

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

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The right man is the one that seizes the moment. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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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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When fortune knocks open the door.

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

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Opportunity is lost by deliberation. Publilius Syrus

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

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

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Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. Benjamin Disraeli

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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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You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door. Robert Collier

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You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds. Earl Nightingale

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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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Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand. Bruce Barton