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"Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity."
Joseph Sugarman

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.

Brian Tracy


"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Albert Einstein

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
Francois Bacon

"Opportunity?often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."
Napoleon Hill

"Opportunities? They are all around us?there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it."
Orison Swett Marden

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
Demosthenes

"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."
Anonymous

"A man who misses his opportunity, and monkey who misses his branch, cannot be saved."
Hindu Proverb



"Four things come not back: The spoken word, The sped arrow, The past life, The neglected opportunity."
Arabian Proverb

"If God shuts one door, He opens another."
Irish

"Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself.
Chinese Proverb

"Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door."
Anonymous

"For every problem there is an opportunity."
Anonymous

"Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost; the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been."
Anonymous

"It's the man who waits for his ship to come in who's always missing the boat."
Anonymous

"Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly."
Anonymous

"Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers."
Anonymous

"Once an opportunity has passed, it cannot be caught."
Anonymous

"Opportunities always look bigger going than coming."
Anonymous

"Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in."
Anonymous

"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."
Anonymous

"The less you know about an opportunity, the more attractive it is."
Anonymous

"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."
Anonymous

"You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it."
Anonymous

"Opportunity comes like a snail, and once it has passed you it changes into a fleet rabbit and is gone."
Arthur Brisbane

"Nothing is more expensive than a?missed opportunity."
H.Jackson Brown JR.

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

The single common denominator of men and women who achieve great things is a sense of destiny.

Brian Tracy


"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
James F. Byrnes



"Where one door shuts another opens."
Miguel de Cervantes

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."
Kyle Chandler

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
William Ellery Channing

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Sir Winston Leonard spencer/Churchill

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

"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way?that leads to collective organizational success."
Stephen R. Covey

"The right man is the one who seizes the moment."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"In a free society, every opportunity comes with three obligations. First, you must seize it. You must mold it into a work that brings value to others. Second, you must live it. Opportunity is nurtured only by action. Third, you must defend the freedom to pursue opportunities. You must embrace these three obligations as if the future of the United States depended on it. In fact, it does. "
Robert C. Goizueta

"Opportunity knocks at the strangest times, It's not the time that matters But how you answer the door."
Steve/Gray

"Opportunity knocked. My doorman threw him out. "
Adrienne Gisoff

"Ideals are the "incentive payment" of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries. "
Robert E. Hannegan

"With increased opportunity comes increased stress. The stress comes from multiple conflicting demands and very little in the way of role models."
Madeline Hemmings

"Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. "
Napoleon Hill

"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
Napoleon Hill

"It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities."
Eric Hoffer

"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed."
William James

"Some people stay far away from the door if there?s a chance of it opening up. They hear a voice in the hall outside and hope that it just passes by."
Billy Joel

"To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life."
Samuel Johnson

"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. "
Michael Johnson

"Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes."
Henry J. Kaiser

The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential.Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent.

Brian Tracy


"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"There will always be a Frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand."
Charles Franklin Kettering

"Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."
Victor Kiam

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions ? it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
Irving Kristol

"As the opportunity grows for unlimited growth and progress, the chances of failure increase. There is no such thing as a program that will provide security and growth and progress with no risk . . . even within the church. As freedom for unrestricted development is enhanced, the possibilities for failure are also increased. The risk factor is great."
Dean L. Larsen

"Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success."
Burt Lawlor

"Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Henry Wadsworth LongFellow

"Age is opportunity no less than youth itself."
Henry Wadsworth LongFellow

"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
General Douglas MacArthur

"A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, 'Opportunity'."
Marianne Craig Moore

"Ability is nothing without opportunity."
Napoleon Bohaparte

"Ability is of little account without opportunity."
Napoleon I

"The Chinese write the word crisis with two characters, on of which means ?danger? and the other ?opportunity.""
Milo Perkins

"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent."
Dr.Laurence J. Peters

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade."
Thomas J. "Tom" Peters

"It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity."
Frederick Philipse

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"How often the sight of means to do ill deeds, makes deeds ill done."
William Shakespeare

"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures."
William Shakespeare

"While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity."
Publilius Syrus

"We have a problem for those who advocate competitive equality of opportunity: the prizes won in the competitions of the first generation will tend to defeat the requirements of equality of opportunity for the next."
Lloyd Thomas

Life is like a combination lock;your goal is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want.

Brian Tracy


"The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy


"It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity."
Arthur H. Vandenberg

"Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards."
William Arthur Ward

"If we do not take advantage of our opportunities, it is our own fault."
Thomas J. Watson

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
Oprah Winfrey

"Turning, for them who pass, the common dust Of servile opportunity to gold."
William Wordsworth

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Sir Winston Churchill

"You and I can never do a kindness too soon, for we never know how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You contain within yourself a unique combination of talents and abilities which,properly identified and applied,will enable you to achieve virtually any goal you can set for yourself .

Brian Tracy


"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."
Anthony Robbins




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