Opportunity Quotes

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Paulo Coelho

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur

I have just accepted the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen to form a Government. This will be a new Government with new priorities and I have been privileged to have been granted the great opportunity to serve my country and at all times I will be strong in purpose, steadfast in will, resolute in action in the service of what matters to the British people, meeting the concerns and aspirations of our whole country.

James Gordon Brown

There will be no real content among American women unless they are made and kept more ignorant or unless they are given equal opportunity with men to use what they have been taught. And American men will not be really happy until their women are.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Suicidal glory is the luxury of the irresponsible. We're not giving up. We're waiting for a better opportunity to win.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity

Irving Kristol

A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometime against us at home, we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake

Thomas Jefferson

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity.

Alexander Meiklejohn

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions--it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

John Dryden

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death

James F. Bymes

There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank carÍ a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.

Ben Sweetland

Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.

Albert Einstein

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.

Sir Matthew Hale

The Three Rules of Work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity

Albert Einstein

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement

George Burton Adams

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.

Orison Swett Marden

My basic rule is to speak slowly and simply so that my audience has an opportunity to follow and think about what I am saying.

Margaret Chase Smith

Trouble is only an opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it's passed.

Kanye West

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.

Mahatma Gandhi

Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

Ambrose Bierce

People don't expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.

Barack Obama
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