Opportunity

Quotes about opportunity.
  • A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
    • Francis Bacon, Essays, 52. ‘Of Ceremonies and Respects’

  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    • Thomas Edison

  • Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
    • H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger-but recognize the opportunity
    • John F. Kennedy

  • You can never find a lost opportunity.
  • History repeats itself, opportunity doesn't.
  • Opportunity has hair in front, but behind she is bald; if you seize her by the forlock, you may hold her, but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.
    • Latin Sayings

  • Opportunity knocked. My doorman threw him out.
    • Adrienne Gusoff

  • Never waste a crisis. It can be turned to joyful transformation.
    • Rahm Israel Emanuel, From an article in the New York Times, March 17th 2009


  • Sometimes, you need a door slammed in your face before you can hear opportunity knock.
    • James Geary, From 'My Aphorisms', on James Geary's website, 2009

  • To attract good luck to oneself, it is necessary to take advantage of opportunities.
    • George S. Glason, ‘Meet the Goddess of God Luck’, The Richest Man in Babylon. Signet (1988)

  • Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not lie ready to their hand, they will make them.
    • Samuel Smiles, 19th C Scottish author and reformer. ‘Helps and Opportunities: Scientific Pursuits’, Self-Help (1856), Ch 5

  • Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
    • Anonymous

  • The dawn does not come twice to wake a man.
    • Anonymous

  • If opportunity doesn't exist, build a door...
    • Anonymous

  • Opportunity doesn't knock twice.
    • Anonymous

  • Opportunity never arrives on time for the man who has missed it.
    • Anonymous
 
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