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Taking Opportunity Quotes


"Success is about taking advantage of opportunity." - Mike Ditka

"One way to kill an opportunity is to avoid taking it." - Jack Canfield

"What is luck? It is not only chance, it is also creating the opportunity, recognizing it when it is there, and taking it when it comes." - Natasha Josefowitz

"The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force. The American Dream was about individualism and the opportunity to achieve success without interference from others." - Robert Ringer

"Being an entrepreneur isn't really about starting a business. It's a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge." - Michael Bloomberg

"If you're an actor, a hard thing is to stick around, to stay viable. I try to do that by taking the opportunity to do something different every once in awhile." - Christopher Walken

"Guilt is often an appropriate response to wrongdoing, but punishment impedes the development of a conscience by taking away the opportunity for him to feel guilty. He has no chance to develop inner motivation." - Nancy Samalin

"Determine your future now by taking hold of every opportunity." - Debbye Turner

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity." - Mitt Romney

".....Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future." - Curtis Armstrong

"Change brings opportunity." - Nido R Qubein

"Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!" - John Dryden

"Don't waste the opportunity." - Horace

"Know thy opportunity." - Pittacus of Mytilene

"Within chaos lies opportunity." - P C Cast

"Calamity is virtue's opportunity." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"I never thought that the possession of money would make me feel rich: it often does seem to have an opposite effect. But then, I have never had the opportunity of knowing, by experience, how it does make one feel. It is something to have been spared the responsibility of taking charge of the Lord's silver and gold." - Lucy Larcom

"The mere possession of monopoly power, and the concomitant charging of monopoly prices, is not only not unlawful, it is an important element of the free-market system. The opportunity to charge monopoly prices - at least for a short period - is what attracts 'business acumen' in the first place; it induces risk taking that produces innovation and economic growth." - Antonin Scalia

"As the books of Job, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk clearly show, God has a high threshold of tolerance for what appropriate to say in a prayer. God can "handle" my unsuppressed rage. I may well find that my vindictive feelings need God's correction - but only by taking those feelings to God will I have the opportunity for correction and healing." - Philip Yancey

"In the '90s, we are all our own gurus, offering truth to each other. My message is that we all have a truth inside of us that we must tell. The synchronicity of life is all about becoming clear, knowing what that truth is, watching and taking advantage of the opportunity to express that truth, and knowing how to present it." - James Redfield

"Where are you taking us?" Nico said. "You should be honored, my boy. You will have the opportunity to join a great army! Just like that silly game you play with cards and dolls." "They're not dolls! They're figurines! And you can take your great army and-" - Rick Riordan

"I'm not worried about young people seeing an opportunity and taking advantage of it." - Todd Phillips

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"Love gives without taking" - Erica Jong

"If you both agree at a conscious level that the purpose of your relationship is to create an opportunity, not an obligation-an opportunity for growth, for full Self expression, for lifting your lives to their highest potential, for healing every false thought or small idea you ever had about you, and for ultimate reunion with God through the communion of your two souls-if you take that vow instead of the vows you've been taking-the relationship has begun on a very good note." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." - Abba Eban

"Mines are equal opportunity weapons." - Saddam Hussein

"America means opportunity, freedom, power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When there's change, there's opportunity." - Jack Welch

"Your disability is your opportunity." - Kurt Hahn

"Life is a glorious opportunity." - Billy Graham

"Action and adaptability create opportunity." - Garrison Wynn

"Out of adversity comes opportunity." - Benjamin Franklin

"Put opportunity ahead of security." - Kemmons Wilson

"Opportunity is the greatest charity." - Don King

"Offense is not equal opportunity" - Bobby Knight

"Yes, it sucked getting dumped. But wasn't it better to just be brutally honest? To admit that your feeling for someone is never going to be powerful enough to justify taking up any more of their time? I was doing him a favor, really. Freeing him up for a better opportunity. In fact, I was a practically a saint, if you really thought about it. Exactly." - Sarah Dessen

"There is no end to the creativity, ingenuity, and tenacity of those who look for reasons to criticize. They cannot seem to release their grip on grudges. They gossip and find fault with others. They nurse wounds for decades, taking every opportunity to tear down and demean others. This is not pleasing to the Lord, 'for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work' (James 3:16)." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"We are going through historic times, and my vision is a world, first of all, in which America continues to be that one indispensable nation. Because we're taking care of our own people, because our economy is strong and our middle class is growing, and people feel like hard work is rewarded, and we are continuing to expand opportunity and diversity and tolerance and respect." - Barack Obama

"Tolling plan is a wonderful opportunity for political pandering, and some candidates are taking full advantage of it." - Robert James Thomson

"Taking something seriously is more useful than taking it personally." - Alan Robert Neal

"Faith is taking God seriously." - Derek Prince

"We're taking back the night" - Karen Marie Moning

"We're just taking people and shifting them from taking photos anyway to taking them on Instagram." - Kevin Systrom

"Opportunity never knocks; it is within you." - Denis Waitley

"The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity, an opportunity to be polite, an opportunity to be manly, an opportunity to be honest, an opportunity to make friends." - Orison Swett Marden

"Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Oprah Winfrey

"See the opportunity in the misstep." - Cate Blanchett

"In the middle of chaos lies opportunity." - Bruce Lee

"I take the opportunity each day offers." - Andy Goldsworthy

"Every big problem is a big opportunity." - Vinod Khosla

"Opportunity may knock, but it seldom nags." - David Mamet

"Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation" - Zig Ziglar

"Opportunity often goes begging. Luck, never." - Mason Cooley

"Improve every opportunity to be melancholy." - Henry David Thoreau

"America guarantees equal opportunity, not equal outcome." - Rush Limbaugh

"Time is the ultimate equal opportunity employer." - Denis Waitley

"With opportunity the world is very interesting." - Beatrix Potter

"Stay cool, and wait for opportunity." - Tibor Fischer

"Every 'mistake' is an opportunity in jazz." - Stefon Harris

"There is no lack of opportunity." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Freedom without opportunity is a devil's gift." - Noam Chomsky

"Never miss an opportunity to shut up." - Mark Twain

"Luck is opportunity plus preparation plus luck." - Jane Espenson

"Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity." - Randy Pausch

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

"In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

"Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity." - Helen Schucman

"The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity. Every business transaction is an opportunity - an opportunity to be polite - an opportunity to be manly - an opportunity to be honest - an opportunity to make friends." - Orison Swett Marden

"Opportunity always looks better going than coming." - Anonymous

"Opportunity multiply as they are seized." - John Wicker

"Potential is universal. Opportunity is not." - Wes Moore

"I just stay healthy all year round. I try to feel good in my skin. For me, I have trained in ballet my whole life so my body really feels best when I feel strong and tight and toned, and I think that comes from years and years of constant training as a ballerina. Leading up to the show, getting out there in your underwear, you just want to feel your best mainly in your head than more anything else. Obviously you want to feel good physically too, so it's more just in your head, pushing yourself, approaching this challenge and taking the opportunity to push yourself a little further." - Angelina Jolie

"There is a war being waged right now on prayer and religion by liberals who are taking every opportunity to make America as God-less as possible." - J C Watts

"The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Social media presents an opportunity for business people to connect and know each other prior to a phone call or email taking place." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is." - Mitt Romney

"I feel strongly about showing up and being prepared and not taking the opportunity for granted and being conscientious about my fellow co-workers." - Paul Schneider

"I wouldn't call myself an actress, but I at the same time, if there is an opportunity... I believe in taking chances and living your life." - Gisele Bundchen

"One of the big things that I focus on is not having regrets, just taking every opportunity I have and going for it." - Chris Weidman

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut." - Haruki Murakami

"Love is giving everything and taking nothing" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Genius is a capacity for taking trouble." - Leslie Stephen

"You can't lead without taking risk." - Andy Stanley

"Faith is taking God at His Word." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously." - Bill Hicks

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Autumn is full of leave-taking." - Mary Webb

"Being a star requires risk-taking shoes." - Sarah Dessen

"There is no knowledge without risk taking." - Terence Mckenna

"Taking a walk isn't really taking a walk, taking a shower isn't really taking a shower, living isn't living, and dying isn't dying. It only appears to be." - Frederick Lenz

"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." - Roy D. Chapin, Jr.

"Whenever there is fear, there is opportunity. When there is great fear, there is great opportunity." - Andy Stanley

"Opportunity is infinite; once you know that, opportunity is omni-existent." - Mark Victor Hansen

"The opportunity of a lifetime must be grasped within the lifetime of that opportunity." - Catherine DeVrye

"Sadness is an opportunity; a good opportunity to learn the real life!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"You can either complain or look for opportunity in every problem. I prefer opportunity." - Paul Orfalea

"Don't look for the next opportunity, the one you have in hand is the opportunity" - Paul Arden

"Any problem is an opportunity. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity." - Vinod Khosla

"Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents." - David Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel

"Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." - Roy D. Chapin, Jr.

"Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents." - Herbert Louis Samuel

"A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity." - Anonymous

"Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?" - Anonymous

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Too much taking heede is losse. [Too much taking heed is loss.]" - George Herbert

"I could see he was having problems taking my punches. I had no problem taking his." - Manny Pacquiao

"Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us - by taking everything" - Sarah Manguso

"Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"Taking out werewolves, I gather and surmise, is akin to taking out a SEAL team." - Patricia Briggs

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity." - J. Sidlow Baxter

"The time to prepare isn't after you have been given the opportunity. It's long before that opportunity arises. Once the opportunity arrives, it's too late to prepare." - John Wooden

"The marathon is an opportunity for redemption. Opportunity, because the outcome is uncertain. Opportunity, because it is up to you, and only you, to make it happen." - Dean Karnazes

""Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference"" - Claire Fagin

"Equal opportunity is good, but special privilege is better." - Anna Chennault

"Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." - Sun Tzu

"There is no security in life, only opportunity." - Mark Twain

"Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning." - Thomas A Edison

"Every illness is an opportunity for compassionate revelations." - Judith Orloff

"Opportunity does not knock. You have to find it" - Sumner Redstone

"Art is long, life is short; judgement difficult, opportunity transient." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business." - Zig Ziglar

"Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Opportunity makes us known to others, but more to ourselves." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity." - Robin S. Sharma

"Obstacles are an opportunity to create something new" - Skrillex

"Learn from the rejection and turn it into an opportunity!" - Mary Engelbreit

"Risk is the price you pay for opportunity." - Tom Selleck

"Now the opportunity to destroy the USSR has arrived." - Sadao Araki

"Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow." - Hugh Laurie

"I remain on SVU because it is an incredible opportunity." - B. D. Wong

"Life is the most exciting opportunity we have." - Andrew Shue

"Luck happens when preparedness and opportunity get together." - Venita VanCaspel

"The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity." - Alexander Fleming

"Many people miss opportunity because it came disguised in overalls." - Henry Ford

"Only an extraordinary person can turn opportunity into reality." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"The doors of opportunity swing on the hinges of opposition!" - Adrian Rogers

"Nihilism is not an existential quandary but a speculative opportunity." - Ray Brassier

"Successful people jump at opportunity and take advantage of it." - Sir Mix-a-Lot

"Africa is an extraordinary opportunity at the moment" - David Adjaye

"Use testimonial letters from satisfied customers at every opportunity." - Brian Tracy

"Git an eyeful of cesspool alley the land of opportunity." - John Dos Passos

"Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment." - Sri Chinmoy

"What is opportunity to a man who can't use it." - George Eliot



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