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Opportunity Quotes

Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.

Author: Russel H. Conwell (1843-1925)

Profession: American Lawyer, Baptist Minister, Lecturer

Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.

Author: Rita Coolidge

Profession: American Singer

The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.

Author: William Taylor Copeland (1797-1868)

Profession: British China Manufacturer

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.

Author: George W. Crane

Profession:

Make the iron hot by striking it.

Author: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

Profession: Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Author: Demosthenes

Profession: Greek Orator

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A good deal happens in a man's life that he isn't responsible for. Fortunate openings occur; but it is safe to remember that such ''breaks'' are occurring all the time, and other things being equal, the advantage goes to the man who is ready.

Author: Lawrence Downs

Profession:

Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Be an opener of doors.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Every wall is a door.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist