Opportunity Quotes

I chose cultural anthropology, since it offered the greatest opportunity to write high-minded balderdash.

Kurt Vonnegut

The great thing is the start -- to see an opportunity for service, and to start doing it, even though in the beginning you serve but a single customer -- and him for nothing.

Robert Collier

Every mistake is a lesson and every opportunity is a blessing.

Cristina D. Baines

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

Bruce Barton

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

William Inge

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

W. R. Inge

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.

Og Mandino

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Seneca

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 Adams

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

J. Donald Walters

The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.

W. Arthur Porter

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We have a problem for those who advocate competitive equality of opportunity: the prizes won in the competitions of the first generation will tend to defeat the requirements of equality of opportunity for the next.

Lloyd Thomas

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

Bruce Barton

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.

Unknown

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.

Bob Feller

It gives us a very, very bad name, not just internationally. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how we can hold someone, pick someone up, particularly someone who might be an American citizen--even if they were caught somewhere abroad--acting against American interests, and hold them without ever giving them an opportunity to appear before a magistrate.

James A. Baker III

Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

John Hersey

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.

Unknown

Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success.

Burt Lawlor
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