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Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur

You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

Author: John Burroughs (1837-1921)

Profession: American Naturalist, Author

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity o start all over again, to turn over a new page.

Author: Eileen Caddy

Profession: American Spiritual Writer

This American system of ours. call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Author: Al Capone (1899-1947)

Profession: American Gangster

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ''Are your ready?''

Author: Johnny Carson (1925)

Profession: American TV Personality, Businessman

Right now a moment is fleeting by! Capture its reality in paint! To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate. give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time.

Author: Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

Profession: French Painter

Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.

Author: Roy D. Chapin Jr.


The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

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

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.

Author: Jeremy Collier (1650-1726)

Profession: British Clergyman, Conjuror

Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer