Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.
It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss.
Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
Focus on opportunities and travel the highway of life. Focus on problems and trudge the swamp of defeat.
Greg Henry Quinn, 365 Meditations for Teachers
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist
Far different is the attitude of the man who really means to succeed. He will banish the idea of luck from his mind. He will accept every opportunity, however small it may appear, which seems to lead to the possibility of greater things.
Lord Beaverbrook, Don't trust to Luck
Opportunities come into my life and I respond to those that appeal to me.
Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.
Opportunity doesn't wait for convenience.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
John Paul Getty
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter F. Drucker
Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.
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.