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Opportunity Quotes

Opportunity knocks but only once. How many times have we all heard this sentence? Opportunity brings a glimmer of hope and anticipation to our lives. Many believe that it is luck that brings us all the opportunities but that is not entirely true. Hard work and dedication never go unnoticed; the reward is just hiding around the corner. Sometimes it might take a little while longer but faith and patience will stand you in good stead. Read the following quotes on opportunities and keep your doors and windows open for you never know when opportunity will decide to stroll inside.

Kobe Bryant

Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.

Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.

Denzel Washington

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.

Ayn Rand

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

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Peter Drucker

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

Jennifer Lopez

Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.

Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.

Tom Selleck

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.

Gal Gadot

I feel that I've got the opportunity to set a great role model for girls to look up to a strong, active, compassionate, loving, positive woman, and I think it's so important.

Mike Pence

It's very, very humbling, and I couldn't be more honored to have the opportunity to run with, and serve with, the next president of the United States.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.

Rupert Murdoch

At its core, a fair and just society is one where opportunity is open to all - not just those at the top.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.

Theodore Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

John McCain

In the real world, as lived and experienced by real people, the demand for human rights and dignity, the longing for liberty and justice and opportunity, the hatred of oppression and corruption and cruelty is reality.

Hippocrates

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

If we get outside the EU, if we leave the EU system, we will be relieved of a huge amount of unnecessary regulation that is holding this country back. We will be able to set our own priorities, make our own laws and set our own tax policies to suit the needs of this country. We have a huge opportunity also to make people's votes count for more.

Ana de Armas

Everyone deserves the opportunity to fight for the part they want.

Kamala Harris

What's important for my daughter to know is that... if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.

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Now, as a nation, we don't promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That's an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up.

Douglas MacArthur

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Dave Barry

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

John David Washington

I got a scholarship, so I was getting my independence and not paying for school. And then here comes the NFL. 'Now you got an opportunity to get drafted? Guess we'll do that.' I did, all right.

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.

We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.

John D. Rockefeller

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

Peter Drucker

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

Cameron Diaz

Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity.

Karl Urban

I never envisioned when I was reading that comic as a 17-year-old that I would have the opportunity to actually play the character.

I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.

Winston Churchill

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

John Roberts

There is no better gift a society can give children than the opportunity to grow up safe and free - the chance to pursue whatever dreams they may have.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.

Oprah Winfrey

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.

John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

Napolean Hill

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

Nancy Pelosi

Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed.

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Zora Neale Hurston

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

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Charles Kingsley

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

I know my role on this team, and I'm expected to prepare and to perform every week and play well. I relish that opportunity - to be somebody the guys can count on week in and week out, to play really well. That's what really motivates me: to make my coaches proud, my teammates proud, and the fans proud.

Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

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Samuel Johnson

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.

Mia Hamm

I am happy that the young girls have a lot more choices these days and an opportunity to feel better about themselves.

The truth is that I don't have a favourite goal. I remember important goals more than I do favourite goals, like goals in the Champions League where I had the opportunity to have scored in both finals I have played in. Finals in the World Cup or Copa del Rey are the ones that have stayed with me for longer or that I remember more.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.

John D. Rockefeller

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

Billie Jean King

That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.

Adolf Hitler

By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.

John D. Rockefeller

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.

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The 'Sisters' phenomenon was a byproduct of the 'Trainwreck' deal. I had to do the normal auditioning process for 'Trainwreck'. I was extremely nervous for it, because you plan for this one event, and you get the opportunity.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

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

Emmanuel Macron

Globalization can be a great opportunity.

Rick Moranis

The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I'm not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me.

Benjamin Disraeli

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

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Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

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Sonia Sotomayor

I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge regardless of their background or life experiences.

Caitlyn Jenner

When you have a voice, and you have an opportunity at the world level to be able to speak, it has to be right.

Rupert Murdoch

You can't have a competitive, egalitarian meritocracy if only some of your citizens have the opportunity for a good education.

Robert Kennedy

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.

Bob Woodward

I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources.

Ted Cruz

The American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. Freedom works.

Bella Thorne

We have disappointments all the time in the business, and I've lost way more projects than I've booked. I've learned from every opportunity and have been chosen for some really great projects!

Milana Vayntrub

The AT&T commercials are the most fun acting opportunity that anyone could ask for. That being said, directing exercises a part of my brain that is really fun that I don't get to try out as an actor.

Billie Jean King

Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from.

Lewis Hamilton

People say I have an aggressive style, and sometimes I don't think that is all just me. I think it's partly because I watched Senna when I was young, and I thought, 'This is how I want to drive when I get the opportunity.'

Every opportunity I've had to work and act with incredibly talented directors, like Dean Holland was on 'Love,' and the writers and creators of that show, Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Leslie Arfin, have been incredible learning experiences that have informed my creative process.

Napolean Hill

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Warren G. Bennis

The original and brilliant idea of an MBA was the opportunity for students to study the theory and application of business and management principles.

But in the back of my mind I've always looked to the biggest-scale Hollywood movies. Because to me the most satisfying experience is of watching a movie, if it's done really well. And so that aspiration is always it for me, if I have the opportunity to do it.

My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn't want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.

Henry Thomas

Whenever I have an opportunity, I catch a train and go to Wales and hire a car and drive around.

Sun Tzu

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

Dwayne Johnson

For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to 'mince about' was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!

I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It's what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I'm really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can't wait for our fans to see and I'm looking forward to the 'Hannah Montana' movie that will be out in the spring.

Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all.

I don't know if I would've had the opportunity to be on 'Wizards of Waverly Place' if it weren't for my heritage. I realize everybody wants what they don't have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what's on the outside!

Khalil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Laurence J. Peter

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

There's not a Sunday that goes past that I'm not excited to play this game. I feel as if I'm a lucky individual to have the opportunity to play this game, and when I do have the opportunity to finally play, you can bet your last dollar I will be excited to play.

Advertising works most effectively when it's in line with what people are already trying to do. And people are trying to communicate in a certain way on Facebook - they share information with their friends, they learn about what their friends are doing - so there's really a whole new opportunity for a new type of advertising model within that.

Almost six years ago, before I was given the incredible opportunity to be in 'Leaving Las Vegas,' I was going through a long period of artistic confusion. I'd spent years doing work that hadn't pushed me enough, and I was beginning to wonder if I had any talent.

Ted Cruz

What I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder.

Rajon Rondo

If given an opportunity, knowing I'll play 36 minutes a night, I can perform at a high level. Spotty or inconsistent minutes, which have been the case in the past, then the numbers fluctuate.

Sun Tzu

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

Paulo Coelho

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Kanye West

Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields?

Lyndon B. Johnson

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.

Denzel Washington

Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.

Woodrow Wilson

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.

Diana Rigg

The opportunity to be bizarre - I am bizarre, aren't I? - is just so wonderful, isn't it?

Winston Churchill

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Tom Holland

I have been given such a wonderful opportunity, and I want to share that with people. If I can share that with kids in hospital, then that seems like the right thing to do.

Chris Hemsworth

I almost feel more anxious lately about, 'Here's your opportunity, now you've got to make something of it.'

And I think that, given the opportunity, somebody could really learn a lot just being around me and the girls because it's really nonstop, 24/7 brainstorming and creativity and just trying to get organized and really pack a lot into a day - being there nonstop with all engines blazing.

Emilia Clarke

Any opportunity to get into fashion and find a beautiful dress, I'm very definitely excited about that.

The rapid growth of prenatal testing has had some undeniably positive effects: A woman who knows she will bear a child with a handicap can plan to deliver in a hospital equipped for risky births. And many couples prefer the opportunity to prepare psychologically for the work of raising a disabled child.