Top 100 Opportunity Quotes


Opportunity Quotes


Here is our collection of Top Opportunity Quotes that everybody should Read!

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”-Milton Berle

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”-Khalil Gibran

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”-Tom Peters

“In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”-Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path.” Michael Dell

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today
because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett

“Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.” Guy Kawasaki

“Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.” Brian Tracy

“Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.” Hillary Clinton

“To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston S. Churchill

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

“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.” Paulo Coelho

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” Abraham Lincoln

“Most people miss Opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”-Albert Einstein

“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life… if you don’t play you can’t win.”-Judith McNaught

“Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself.”-Chinese Proverb

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”-Winston Churchill

“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.”-Victor Kiam

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

“View change as an opportunity. Change is coming at all of us at a rapid pace. You must accept that change is inevitable. Rather than resisting the change, you look for opportunities and ways to make change work to the benefit of the team.”-Catherine Pulsifer

“There are no mistakes, only opportunities.”-Tina Fey

“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”-Paulo Coelho

“To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen.”-Stephen Richards

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and ex 4. “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”-Paulo Coelho

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”-John F. Kennedy

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”-Jamie Paolinetti

“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”-Les Brown

“There are no circumstances, however unfortunate, that clever people do not extract some advantage from.” Francois La Rochefoucauld

“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.”-Dale Carnegie

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

Might you be missing opportunities because you have been too quick to ask how instead of why?”-John C. Maxwell

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”-Demmosthenes

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”-Albert Einstein

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”-Mary Tyler Moore

“They who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time.”-John S. Mill

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

“It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.”-George Matthew Adams

“We sometimes don’t recognize that opportunities that are in front of us. Stop and look and you may just be surprised.”-Catherine Pulsifer

“I don’t know anything of luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”-Lucille Ball

“Opportunity knocks at every man’s door once. On some men’s door it hammers till it breaks down the door and then it goes in and wakes him up if he’s asleep, and ever afterward it works for him as a night watchman.”-Finley Peter Dunne

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.”-Dale Carnegie

“Mediocre men wait for opportunity to come to them. Strong, able, alert men go after opportunity.”-B. C. Forbes

“Life’s ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.”-Marsha Sinetar

“You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success.”-Og Mandino

“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”-Author Unknown

“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.”-Ralph Marston

“Everyone has to learn to think differently, bigger, to open to possibilities.”-Oprah Winfrey

“I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.”-Abraham Lincoln

“Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.”-Author Unknown

“Our thoughts and imagination
are the only real limits
to our possibilities.”-Orison Swett Marden

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations
and start thinking in terms of possibilities.”-Terry Josephson

“Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.”-Mario Andretti

“You have to accept the bad moments by changing your way of looking at them. Everything that happens to you is a challenge and an opportunity at the same time.”-Marc Reklau

“Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.”-Author Unknown

“The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.”-Helen Rowland

“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”-Sidney Lumet

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.”-Hugh Miller

“Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.”-Author Unknown

“The reason most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like Hard Work.”-Author Unknown

“Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.”-Jerome K. Jerome

“Over time, the hurt doesn’t hurt. Only regret does.”-Terri Guillemets

“If I were Opportunity, I wouldn’t just knock, you’d have to sign.”-Robert Brault

“An aging man cannot rewrite his youth but a youth may rewrite his own future.”-Terri Guillemets

“Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.”-Mignon McLaughlin

“In every decision , even choices not in alignment with our inspiration or desire, an opportunity exists for an experience that would benefit the expansion of our knowledge, experience and expression of our Self.”-Jim Phillips

“Always be on the lookout for that spark of opportunity that could change your life or someone close to you forever.”-Peter Simmons

“Opportunities are presented to us each and every day, but do we see them. To see an opportunity we must be open to all thoughts.”-Catherine Pulsifer

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations
and start thinking in terms of possibilities.”-Terry Josephson

“If you call it an opportunity instead of buckling under the load of the words crisis or tragedy or disaster, then you can start taking advantage of what has happened.”-Myles Munroe

“To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen.”-Stephen Richards

“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”-John Burroughs

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”-Hugh Allen

“When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break.”-William Hale White

“Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.”-William Arthur Ward

“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”-Claude McDonald

Opportunity is as scarce as oxygen; men fairly breathe it and do not know it.”-Doc Sane

“Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them.”-Maltbie Babcock

“Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.”-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.”-Frederick Phillips

“Seize the opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.”-Bulgarian Proverb

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”-Mark Twain

“Seize every opportunity along the way, for how sad it would be if the road you chose became the road not taken.”-Robert Brault

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”-Napoleon

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”-Benjamin Disraeli

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”-Milton Berle

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

“Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss.”-Author Unknown

“Opportunity is a parade. Even as one chance passes, the next is a fife and drum echoing in the distance.”-Robert Brault

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”-Harry Truman

“Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock.”-Woody Allen

“What I do know is that if one wants to get a boat ride, one must be near the river.”-Anchee Min

“As you seek new opportunity, keep in mind that the sun does not usually reappear on the horizon where last seen.”-Robert Brault

“I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know, I held opportunity.”-Hazel Lee


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