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Opportunity Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Opportunity:

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

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
~ Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625.

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
~ Napoleon.

All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.
~ Sidney Lumet.

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
~ Doris Lessing Quotes.

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

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes.

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.

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

If one wants to get a boat ride, one must be near the river.
~ Anchee Min, Becoming Madame Mao.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them.
~ Maltbie Babcock.

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, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, 1889.

Opportunity is a parade. Even as one chance passes, the next is a fife and drum echoing in the distance.
~ Robert Brault Quotes, www.robertbrault.com.

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.

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 for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
~ Mae West Quotes.

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