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Opportunity Quotes

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

"...good luck waits to come to that man who accepts opportunity." George Clason

"Each problem has hidden in an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity." Joseph Sugarman

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein

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

"Opportunity…often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat." Napoleon Hill

"Opportunities? They are all around us…there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it." Orison Swett Marden

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." Demosthenes

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

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

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death." James F. Byrnes

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door." Kyle Chandler

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves." William Channing

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

"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success." Stephen Covey

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

"Opportunity knocks at the strangest times, It's not the time that matters But how you answer the door." Steve Gray

"With increased opportunity comes increased stress. The stress comes from multiple conflicting demands and very little in the way of role models." Madeline Hemmings

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

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

"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed." William James

"To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life." Samuel Johnson

"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best." Michael Johnson

"Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes." Henry J. Kaiser

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

"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 believe that you tend to create your own blessings. You have to prepare yourself so that when opportunity comes, you're ready." Oprah Winfrey

"As the opportunity grows for unlimited growth and progress, the chances of failure increase. There is no such thing as a program that will provide security and growth and progress with no risk . . . even within the church. As freedom for unrestricted development is enhanced, the possibilities for failure are also increased. The risk factor is great." Dean L. Larsen

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

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

"It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity." Frederick Philipse

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity." Publilius Syrus

"The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire." Brian Tracy

"You and I can never do a kindness too soon, for we never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck." Anthony Robbins

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