Sunday, 7 April 2013


A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it. - Francis Bacon

A man who misses his opportunity, and monkey who misses his branch, cannot be saved. - Hindu Proverb

A window of opportunity won't open itself. - Dave Weinbaum

All your problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. - Og Mandino

Alleged impossibilities are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched. - Charles R. Swindoll

An opportunity is a conjunction of circumstances by which one may improve his condition of life or his equipment for life. - William de Witt Hyde

Between yesterdays regrets and tomorrows dreams is todays opportunity. - Unknown

Do each daily task the best we can; act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us. - Unknown

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had misses. - Lily Tomlin

Don’t be so thirsty for opportunity that you drink from every cup handed to you. That’s how you get poisoned. - Unknown

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. - Unknown

Equality of opportunity is the essence of social justice. - A. M. Honore

Even when opportunity knock, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door. - Unknown

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. - Bob Feller

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

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

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

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Everyone has bad breaks, but everyone also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. - Samuel Goldwyn

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

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

If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later. - Richard Branson

If you never heard opportunity knock, maybe you’re never at home. - Marilyn vos Savant

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

In all your dealings, remember that today is your opportunity; tomorrow some other fellow's. - George Horace Lorimer

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

Indecision is the thief of opportunity. - Jim Rohn

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. - Whitney M. Young

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, and seize the opportunities. - Woody Allen 

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

It is sad, indeed, to see how man wastes his opportunities. How many could be made happy, with the blessings which are recklessly wasted or thrown away. - John Lubbock

It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered. - Unknown

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

Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly. - Frank Tyger

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

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

Most of us never recognize opportunity until it goes to work in our competitor’s business. - P. L Andarr

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Opportunities ... fall in the way of every man who is resolved to take advantage of them. - Samuel Smiles

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming. - Unknown

Opportunities are a tricky crop, with tiny flowers that are difficult to see and even more difficult to harvest. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Opportunities are all around us. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. - Orison Swett Marden

Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long  you can miss them. - Unknown

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

Opportunities are often things you have not noticed the first time around. - Unknown

Opportunities are presented to us each and every day, but do we see them? - Catherine Pulsifer

Opportunities come but do not linger. - Nepalese Proverb

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. Every one must be challenged. A day dawns, quite like other days; in it a single hour comes, quite like a other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us. To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet the supreme opportunities when they come, whether open-face or disguised. - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Opportunities dont often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them. - Audrey Hepburn

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

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. - Sun Tzu

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

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

Opportunity is a bird that never perches. - Unknown

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

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

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

Opportunity knocks at the strangest times, Its not the time that matters But how you answer the door. - Steve Gray

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

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

People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours. - Ken Hakuta

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

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

Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away. - Doug Larson

The door of opportunity will not open unless you do some pushing. - Unknown

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

There are no limits to our opportunities. Most of us see only a small portion of what is possible. We create opportunities by seeing the possibilities, and having the persistence to act upon them. We must always remember… opportunities are always here, but we must look for them. - Unknown

Theres no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. - Wayne Dyer

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 Stuart Mill

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

Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it is too late. - Rita Coolidge

While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin, the opportunity is lost. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

You cannot see opportunity if your mind is continually cluttered and blocked by trivial matters. - Unknown

You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can’t sit back and wait. - Ellen Metcalf

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