Opportunity Quotes

Best selected opportunity quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These opportunity quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Opportunity always looks better going than coming. Anonymous

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

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

Our opportunities to do good are our talents. Cotton Mather

Little opportunities should be improved. Francois FTNelon

Even a blind dog can find a bone every so often. Alexi Sayle

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ''Are your ready?'' Johnny Carson

Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it. Russel H. Conwell

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

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. Thomas J. Peters

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. Lucy Benington

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

Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things. Anonymous

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. Sara Teasdale

Make the iron hot by striking it. Oliver Cromwell

Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye. Howard Hendricks

Thou strong seducer, Opportunity! John Dryden

Where one door closes, another opens. Don Quijote

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Bruce Lee

Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it. Eli Ginzberg

You must make your own opportunities. John B. Gough

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

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

We must open the doors of opportunity. Lyndon B. Johnson

One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity. Baltasar Gracian

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. Orison Swett Marden

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming. Richard Branson

A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push. Anonymous

Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone. Thomas Jones

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

About the time we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Herbert Clark Hoover

One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them. Rosamond Lehmann

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. Anonymous

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

We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot. Tom Sharp

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

Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity. Alberta Flanders

Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There is far more opportunity than there is ability. Thomas A. Edison

Welcome every problem as an opportunity. Each moment is the great challenge, the best thing that ever happened to you . The more difficult the problem, the greater the challenge in working it out. Grace Speare

Opportunity multiply as they are seized. John Wicker

Let us my friends snatch our opportunity form the passing day. Horace

Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. Roy D. Chapin Jr.

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. Rita Coolidge

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

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. Anonymous

Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me. Was a great big sign there said private Property but on the back side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me. Woody Guthrie

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

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

Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back. Don Herold

Arrange Whatever pieces come your way. Virginia Woolf

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

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

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. Helen Keller

Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction. Best of Bits and Pieces

Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm -- it was gone. Anonymous

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. George W. Crane

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

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. English Proverb

When the sun rises, it rises for everyone. Cuban Proverb

Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open. Anonymous

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

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

Opportunities multiply as they are seized, they die when neglected. John Wicker

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

Opportunity makes a thief. Francis Bacon

The back of one door is the face of another. Proverb

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

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. Jeremy Collier

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

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

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

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

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

People wait for opportunity to come along...yet it is there every morning. Dennis the Menace

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. Helen Schucman

Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity. John F. Kennedy

The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. Helen Rowland

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

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

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities. Eric Hoffer

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried. Anonymous

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

We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen. Maria Rilke Rainer

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

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

Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter. B. C. Forbes

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

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

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

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. Louis L'Amour

He's got the whole world at his feet and he can't find his shoes. John Williamson

Plough deep while sluggards sleep. Benjamin Franklin

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

A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up. Jack Herbert

One of the earliest lessons I learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back. John Edgar Wideman

The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in. William Taylor Copeland

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

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Henry J. Kaiser

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

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

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

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

Opportunities neglected can never be recovered. Proverb

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. Al Capone

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together. Earl Nightingale

Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one. Kirk Kirkpatrick

Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures. Gene Brown

It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. Whitney, Young Jr.

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. Rama Krishna

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 and turned it into an opportunity. Joseph Sugarman

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

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. Lawrence Downs

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

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

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. Charles Caleb Colton

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. John D. Rockefeller

Be an opener of doors. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When fortune knocks open the door. German Proverb

When you have the opportunity, you strike. Rod Laver

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. Eric Hoffer

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily. Sally Koch

If you see the bandwagon? you've missed it. James Phillips

As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it! Robert Collier

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

If you real desire is to be good, there is no need to wait for the money before you do it; you can do it now, this very moment, and just where you are. James Allen

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

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Opportunity is lost by deliberation. Publilius Syrus

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. Ann Landers

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

Opportunity creates desire. Dutch Proverb

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

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

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

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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

If you like these Opportunity Quotes please consider sharing them with your friends.



Share Opportunity Quotes