Inspirational Thoughts – Opportunity

Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Opportunities? They are all around us… There is power living latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
Marden, Orison Swett

Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.
Contributed by Joe Brown

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

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

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

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
Charles Richter

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.
Maxwell Maltz

If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.
Les Brown

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Whitney Young, Jr.

Look for opportunity. You can’t wait for it to knock on the door. . . . you might not be home.
Jinger Heath

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

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

Nowadays some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with a remote control.
M. Charles Wheeler

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
English Proverb

It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.
George Matthew Adams

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice. You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come. Where will you be a few years down the line. Will it be everything you dreamed of. We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don’t give a second thought to the chances we take.
Gloria Estefan

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Ann Landers

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