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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.

Scottie Pippen

It was truly an enjoyable moment in my life that I will never forget having the opportunity to play for two gold medals. But I think nothing sticks out more than winning a championship in 1991 for me.

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.

Dianne Feinstein

The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' It is the right thing to do. Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation.

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.

Dominic West

You've got to grab every opportunity that comes up.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

In life, do you ever really know if you're missing an opportunity? No, you really don't.

Samuel L. Jackson

If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it.

Dominique McElligott

If I have freedom to experiment with a scene, then I try my best to do that. With TV and with the variety of directors you have on a season, you rarely get that opportunity. It's more structured.

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.

Steven Spielberg

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.

Sam Elliott

The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me.

Ana de Armas

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

Jon Bon Jovi

Don't get too comfortable with who you are at any given time - you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.

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.

People Daughters

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.

Vijay Mallya

Whenever I do something, it is rooted in the Indian opportunity.

Nick Jonas

Find things you're passionate about, and find others who are as passionate as you are and will focus on giving you an opportunity to shine and to have your moment where you can be in front of others to show what you can do.

Katharine McPhee

America is a country with so much opportunity. I'm living the blessings of what this country offers.

Country Living

Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they're spiritual and telling stories like 'Whale Rider' and 'Once Were Warriors,' quite serious stuff, but we're pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.

Ken Jeong

We're all conditioned to work hard, and it's not just an Asian thing: it's an Asian American thing. You maximize the little opportunity you have, and I've made a career.

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.

Maya Rudolph

I have an equal opportunity womb!

Mukesh Ambani

Everybody has equal opportunity, and I think that is true for everything.

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.

Gavin Newsom

The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street.

Fred Rogers

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.

Jennifer Connelly

Every job I do, I feel like it is an amazing opportunity. I try to throw myself into every role with everything I have.

Antonio Brown

Anytime you get an opportunity to put more fun into the game, that's good. I've got a lot of positive energy.

Jon Voight

I just think that I'm a person who's trying to find the truth and express it as I, you know, get the opportunity.

Jameela Jamil

Every twist and turn in life is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, your interests, your talents, and how to set and then achieve goals.

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.

Harrison Ford

To me, success is choice and opportunity.

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Jon Voight

You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you.

Pedro Pascal

Being Latino and being an actor has been a unique struggle and opportunity. When you don't fit into what may be a more stereotypical vision of somebody whose name is Pedro is, it can be a little bit harder to navigate.

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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I have always loved watermelon and relish any opportunity to eat it, whether plain or diced up with feta and mint and tossed with a little olive oil. It makes me think of summertime. On set and at home, I try to always have a container of watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon because it elevates the flavor just a notch and makes it feel special.

Patrick Bamford

Sometimes you have to take the opportunity when it comes because it might not come again. That's what my thoughts were when I went to Chelsea.

I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later - yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?

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.

Demi Moore

I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths.

You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow - Don't take no for an answer - Take every opportunity you can to do something.

When 'Apollo 13' appeared as an opportunity and I began to tackle that in as authentic a way as I possibly could, I really became enthralled by the philosophical side of space travel and why we need to explore - what it means to us here on Earth - all of those things. I became a huge proponent.

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.

Al Pacino

I don't think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You've got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition's an opportunity to have an audience.

Luke Perry

Growing up in the Midwest, people don't drive Porsches and Ferraris. They drive Fords and Chevys. And so even if you have the opportunity to buy a more expensive car, it doesn't occur to you because it's not what you relate to.

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.

Dianne Feinstein

America is still the land of opportunity, and hard work is still a pathway to success.

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Amitabh Bachchan

I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

High school dropouts are forfeiting their opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

Eddie Murphy

If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.

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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Pete Davidson

'SNL' has changed my career because it gave it a platform to be seen. And I really feel like the Weekend Update desk is where I am given the opportunity to shine on that show.

Lucille Ball

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Kate Mara

I was excited to get the opportunity to sing something in a movie 'cause I love musicals and I would love to be able to do more movie musicals, in the future.

Scottie Pippen

If I had an opportunity to hand-pick a team that I wanted to play in the NBA Finals, it would probably be the Lakers.

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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