Quotations On Opportunity

Opportunity is rare, and a wise man will never let it go by him. —Bayard Taylor.

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. —Albert Einstein

Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone. —Rev. T. Jones.

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations. —Richter.

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

The best men are not those who have waited for chances, but who have taken them,—besieged the chance, conquered the chance, and made the chance their servitor. —Chapin.

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows, and in miseries:
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

The opportunity to do mischief is found a hundred times a day, and that of doing good once a year. —Voltaire.

There is an hour in each man's life appointed to make his happiness, if then he seize it. —Beaumont and Fletcher.

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

There is no man whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door and flies out at the window. —Cardinal Imperiali.

Nothing is so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily occurrence. —Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.

Ability is nothing without opportunity. —Napoleon Bonaparte

Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it. —Haliburton.

That policy that can strike only while the iron is hot will be overcome by that perseverance which, like Cromwell's, can make the iron hot by striking; and he that can only rule the storm must yield to him who can both raise and rule it. —Colton.

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

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

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

Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again. —Seneca.

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. —Machiavelli

We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets. —Benjamin Disraeli