Opportunity quotes

  • Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Time #Opportunity #Race

  • God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Hero #Opportunity

  • There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Blessing #Two

  • Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Practice #Heaven

  • All that God requires of us is an opportunity to show what He can do.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #God #Opportunity #Shows

  • Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bonafide spiritual master by the grace of Krishna. By the mercy of both Krishna and the spiritual masters, such a person receives the seed of the creeper of devotional service.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Spiritual #Opportunity #Grace

  • I met with Martha and Sharon to see if there are any opportunities in syndication. My vision says her customers and fans are still loyal to her. I don't think the Martha Stewart brand loyalty has changed.
    -- A. J. Burnett

    #Loyalty #Opportunity #Thinking

  • An interface can be a powerful narrative device. And as we collect more and more personally and socially relevant data, we have an opportunity, and maybe even an obligation, to maintain [our] humanity and tell some amazing stories.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Powerful #Technology #Opportunity

  • Opportunity lives at the intersection of what people need tomorrow and can be just barely built today.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Opportunity #People #Needs

  • I believe there's plenty of market for each; we're talking about an ecosystem that is going to support billions of devices, so a competitive landscape is good for consumers, developers, and the platforms alike. Apple brings a smooth elegance to its devices and platform, with the best marketplace experience to boot. Google brings a higher volume of devices as well as a more diverse ecosystem to interact with. The real story here is that Microsoft is nowhere to be seen, ending a two-decade monopoly and creating biggest opportunity for software startups probably ever.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Real #Believe #Opportunity

  • I think the guys are starting to rally around my leadership style and the way I do things. I've been waiting for this opportunity my whole life.
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Opportunity #Thinking #Nfl

  • I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus.
    -- Aaron Yoo

    #Moving #Opportunity #People

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

    #Opportunity #Missing #Palestinian

  • Cinema gives you the opportunity to be both a grandparent and a grandchild whereas in life you cannot be both at the same time.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Opportunity #Grandchildren #Giving

  • It is always the young that make the change. You don't get these ideas when you're middle-aged. Young people have daring, creativity, imagination and personal computers. Above all, what you have as young people that's vitally needed to make social change, is impatience. You want it to happen now. There have to be enough people that say, ‘We want it now, in our lifetime.’ This is your moment. This is your opportunity. Be adventurists in the sense of being bold and daring. Be opportunists and seize this opportunity, this moment in history, to go out and save our country. It's your turn now.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Country #Creativity #Opportunity

  • Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Opportunity #Reality #Numbers

  • When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Opportunity #People #Needs

  • This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins''.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Dream #Opportunity #Goal

  • For a justice of this ultimate tribunal [the U.S. Supreme Court], the opportunity for self-discovery and the occasion for self-revelation is great.
    -- Abe Fortas

    #Opportunity #Discovery #Self

  • I believe in the old, because it shows us where we come from - where our souls have risen from. And I believe in the new, because it gives us the opportunity to create who we are becoming.
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Believe #Opportunity #Giving

  • Who lets slip fortune, her shall never find: Occasion once past by, is bald behind.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Past #Opportunity #Fortune

  • Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Business #Opportunity #Men

  • I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, and highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the pope and his followers, the papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians, and canon laws that their conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Children #Cutting #Opportunity

  • As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Opportunity #Men #Good Man

  • I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspirational #Basketball #Opportunity

  • For one who has an interest in the body as text, airports are treasure troves of information. It seems almost un-American to enjoy delays, and perhaps enjoy is not the best word, but certainly a delayed flight, if it does nothing else, allows one the opportunity to make prolonged observations about one's fellow travelers.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Opportunity #Airports #Doe

  • Imagination in business is the ability to perceive opportunity.
    -- Abraham Zaleznik

    #Opportunity #Imagination #Ability

  • In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life you don't get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Military #Sacrifice #Opportunity

  • I'm working harder now than ever before. I couldn't turn down the BBC job because I've never been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before!
    -- Adam Faith

    #Jobs #Opportunity #People

  • It's really seeing student involvement … as a variety of opportunities that are appropriate for each given student and responsive to their individual needs and their desires for their educational experience.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Educational #Opportunity #Desire

  • I don't want to be an actor, but why not take these opportunities when they come to you? I'm not killing myself auditioning, chasing that dream.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Dream #Opportunity #Why Not

  • We're all waiting for the opportunity to do big films but you have to wait your turn - unless you get offered something like Twilight when you're 20! Otherwise, you just have to keep slogging away.
    -- Adam Rayner

    #Twilight #Opportunity #Waiting

  • When the opportunity to choreograph came up, it was nothing more in my head but an opportunity. Then it suddenly became a career very quickly.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #Opportunity #Careers

  • I doubt I'll be singing forever, because at some point people aren't going to want to hear my music, and I hope that I'll still get the opportunity to write songs.
    -- Adele

    #Song #Writing #Opportunity

  • Keep in mind that whenever you are in a crisis, you are in the midst of danger as well as opportunity.
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Opportunity #Mind #Danger

  • A prevention of the faculty and opportunity to procreate on the part of the physically degenerate and mentally sick, over the period of only six hundred years, would not only free humanity from an immeasurable misfortune, but would lead to a recovery which today seems scarcely conceivable.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Recovery #Opportunity #Eugenics

  • I had excellent opportunity to intoxicate myself with the solemn splendor of the brilliant church festivals. As was only natural, the abbot seemed to me, as the village priest had once seemed to my father, the highest and most desirable ideal.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Father #Opportunity #Church

  • Make sure that your kids or the kids in your life have an opportunity to share their ideas, and to teach you something about what we know.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Kids #Opportunity #Ideas

  • I take football as an avenue to different opportunities. Football is not using me; I'm using football.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Football #Opportunity #Different

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

    #Opportunity #Swings #Doors

  • The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity - these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Struggle #Thinking #Opportunity

  • It's an unavoidable truth. Fear of life closes off more opportunities for us than fear of death ever does.
    -- Agnes Moorehead

    #Opportunity #Doe #Fear Of Death

  • There are perhaps opportunities for greater political cooperation, at least more cooperation than exists now. But there can be no cooperation in the field because every situation is different
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Opportunity #Political #Different

  • Sometimes the course of our lives depends on what we do or don't do in a few seconds, a heartbeat, when we either seize the opportunity, or just miss it. Miss the moment and you never get a chance again.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Opportunity #Missing #Chance

  • Each day presents a new opportunity to experience God's presence.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Opportunity #Each Day #New Opportunity

  • I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Opportunity #Scared #Excited

  • This American system of ours,call it Americanism,call it capitalism,call it what you will,gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
    -- Al Capone

    #Opportunity #Hands #History

  • We sometimes emphasize the danger in a crisis without focusing on the opportunities that are there.
    -- Al Gore

    #Opportunity #Anticipation #Sometimes

  • 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.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Disappointment #Opportunity #Thinking

  • When I was younger, I would go to auditions to have the opportunity to audition, which would mean another chance to get up there and try out my stuff, or try out what I learned and see how it worked with an audience, because where are you gonna get an audience?
    -- Al Pacino

    #Mean #Opportunity #Trying

  • America can't work for only some people and become a dream for all people. It has to work for everyone. And even though everyone might not end up at the same place, if everyone starts with the same beginning, then that's the dream fulfilled. We all don't have the same abilities, but we should have the same opportunities.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Dream #Opportunity #America

  • Because the rhythm of conversation makes no allowance for dead periods, because the presence of others calls for continuous responses, we are left to regret the inanity of what we say, and the missed opportunity of what we do not.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Regret #Opportunity #Allowance

  • Agent Mom is a perfect opportunity for me to do what I love... develop characters, act and take incredible stories to my fans. So yes, I can absolutely see myself cast as Agent Mom.
    -- Alaina Huffman

    #Mom #Character #Opportunity

  • If you have good wealth mentality.... you will generate wealth wherever you go. Even if you lose money temporarily, your wealth mentality will attract it again. If you have a lack mentality, no matter how much you receive or what financial opportunities come your way, wealth will evade you or, if it comes, it won't last.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Opportunity #Matter

  • Our preferences for stability and security blind us to the opportunities for adventure when they present themselves.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Adventure #Opportunity #Blind

  • The act of voting is one opportunity for us to remember that our whole way of life is predicated on the capacity of ordinary people to judge carefully and well.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Opportunity #People #Judging

  • Freedom does not mean doing what you can get away with, doing what you please. It means, instead, having the opportunity to do what you ought to do--for family and for community and for humanity as a whole.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Mean #Opportunity #Community

  • I don’t think people realise how vital libraries are or what a colossal danger it would be if we were to lose any more. Having had a truncated school life myself, all of my education from the age of 17 has been self-taught. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the opportunities the library gave me.
    -- Alan Moore

    #School #Thinking #Opportunity

  • It does not do to rely too much on silent majorities, Evey, for silence is a fragile thing, one loud noise, and its gone. But the people are so cowed and disorganised. A few might take the opportunity to protest, but it'll just be a voice crying in the wilderness. Noise is relative to the silence preceding it. The more absolute the hush, the more shocking the thunderclap. Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations, Evey and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Opportunity #Voice #People

  • When Celtic get an opportunity to go above Rangers they've got to jump at it with both hands.
    -- Alan Mullery

    #Opportunity #Hands #Celtic

  • Anytime you have an opportunity as an actor to really grow along with your character, I think thats a real gift.
    -- Alan Ritchson

    #Real #Character #Opportunity

  • There is this ferocious digital revolution coming along and we're in the teeth of that at the time of maximum economic disruption. There are huge opportunities there. I made the point in my supplementary statement that the Guardian is now a very considerable global player, but there are huge challenges in terms of making, of finding, the convincing business model, so I want to see Guardian journalism continue and thrive, although whether and to what extent that is in print or in digital is a sort of second order matter.
    -- Alan Rusbridger

    #Opportunity #Player #Order

  • From a boy I gloated on existence. Earth to me Seemed all-sufficient and my sojourn there One trembling opportunity for joy.
    -- Alan Seeger

    #Life #Boys #Opportunity

  • So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Opportunity #Men #Space

  • I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Dream #Opportunity #Hot

  • I didn't want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they've missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Children #Opportunity #Years

  • See the opportunities for adventures, not the constraints that get in the way.
    -- Alastair Humphreys

    #Adventure #Opportunity #Way

  • Don't worry, and don't kick yourself forever. Just take the opportunities when they come.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Fun #Opportunity #Worry

  • Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized.
    -- Albert Bushnell Hart

    #Opportunity #Community #Pay

  • Life is the sum of your choices.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Opportunity #Choices #Life Is

  • All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Leadership #Opportunity

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

    #Inspirational #Lying #Opportunity

  • Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Opportunity #Study #Duty

  • In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Lying #Insperational #Opportunity

  • He has marked the American people as His chosen nation to finally lead in the regeneration of the world. This is the divine mission of America ... The Philippines are ours forever. We will not repudiate our duty in the archipelago. We will not abandon our opportunity in the Orient. We will not renounce our part in the mission of our race, trustee, under God, of the civilization of the world.
    -- Albert J. Beveridge

    #Opportunity #Race #Civilization

  • Every great leader is a great teacher, and the greatest leaders seize every opportunity to teach well.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Teacher #Opportunity #Leader

  • A lot of people said I could be a good player. I just wanted the opportunity to show it. I just let it happen.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Opportunity #Player #People

  • We respect the role of the Senate. We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the qualifications of Judge Roberts, and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given a fair hearing and a fair opportunity, that he will be confirmed.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Optimistic #Opportunity #Judging

  • December 21, 2012 represents a unique opportunity for renaissance, renewal and reinvention that people have waited for for centuries.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Opportunity #Unique #People

  • Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
    -- Alcaeus

    #Wall #Opportunity #Men

  • There are some of us who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.  For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese or wild flowers is a right as inalienable as free speech.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Flower #Opportunity #Minorities

  • For us in the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Nature #Opportunity #Important

  • Much of the day I have busied myself making notes on the small parts in Shakespeare, often nameless, which are rewarding to the actor if only he'll not dismiss them as beneath his dignity. If I can work it up into a talk I might call it, 'Only a cough and a spit ' -the phrase so often used by actors to explain away a lack of opportunity.
    -- Alec Guinness

    #Opportunity #Theatre #Phrases

  • Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Art #Opportunity #Practice

  • She knew that she belonged to this man, body and soul. Every trace of shame departed; it was burnt out by the fire that consumed her. She gave him a thousand opportunities; she fought to turn his words to serious things. He baffled her with his shallow smile and ready tongue, that twisted all topics to triviality. By six o'clock she was morally on her knees before him; she was imploring him to stay to dinner with her. He refused.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Men #Opportunity #Fire

  • For a true artist, difficulties become opportunities and clouds become solid present.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Inspirational #Artist #Opportunity

  • I write books, I write for comic books, I give lectures... I live. And when the opportunity comes to do a picture, I do a picture.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Book #Writing #Opportunity

  • To have this opportunity, in light of my familys struggles, made me want to create something lasting and relevant.
    -- Alek Wek

    #Struggle #Opportunity #Light

  • I learnt just how little it takes to survive, which is why I don’t waste things – food, money, friendships or opportunities.
    -- Alek Wek

    #Opportunity #Littles #Waste

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

    #Opportunity #Reality #Turns

  • He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Cutting #Opportunity #Men

  • As captain, I must always be an example to my team-mates. I'm calm and I don't have any problem with the coach or with the club. My only goal is to be ready whenever I have the opportunity to play.
    -- Alessandro Del Piero

    #Team #Opportunity #Play

  • He's a tremendous human being - and that's on top of all of his talent. It's about the way he handles things and the way he approaches matches; he studies, he prepares and he takes advantage of opportunities when he needs to.
    -- Alex Riley

    #Opportunity #Wwe #Needs

  • We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality.
    -- Alex Salmond

    #Moving #Opportunity #Equality

  • At LearnVest, we're working to make financial planning both accessible and affordable so that everyone has the opportunity to get on track financially.
    -- Alexa Von Tobel

    #Opportunity #Track #Planning

  • In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Opportunity #Trying #Opinion

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

    #Opportunity #Hands #Mind

  • Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Positive #Adversity #Opportunity

  • When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Reflection #Opportunity #Order

  • Once we have chosen the right formation in the centre we have created opportunities for our pieces and laid the foundation of subsequent victory.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Opportunity #Victory #Foundation