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  I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  A city is a state - of mind, of taste, of opportunity. A city is a marketplace - where ideas are traded, opinions clash and eternal conflict may produce eternal truths.  
 -  Herb Caen
  

  Every day is an opportunity to fall or hurt yourself.  
 -  Dianna Agron
  

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

  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
  

  If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.  
 -  Kobe Bryant
  

  Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  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
  

  Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

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

  To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists' careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.  
 -  Christina Aguilera
  

  Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.  
 -  Ray Bradbury
  

  To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  Within crisis, are the seeds of opportunity.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  With my son, I work very hard to keep him away from the press and media and I want an opportunity for him to lead as normal a life as possible.  
 -  Corey Feldman
  

  Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  America is another name for opportunity.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.  
 -  Leonard Bailey
  

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

  I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research.  
 -  Geraldine Ferraro
  

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

  Ability is nothing without opportunity.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligent.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  You can always tell folks from nonfolks. Folks like to feel good, like to smile for the camera when there's a big photo opportunity for a really good cause.  
 -  Russell Baker
  

  I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job.  
 -  Donovan Bailey
  

  The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me.  
 -  Sam Elliott
  

  An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.  
 -  Anon
  

  A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.  
 -  Bob Feller
  

  I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give me an opportunity once in a year to speak the truth.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.  
 -  Mia Hamm
  

  A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  Opportunity makes a thief.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  Actors have an opportunity to use storytelling as a way to solve pain.  
 -  John Cage
  

  My job as the mother of daughters is to make sure my children see that every opportunity is available to them.  
 -  Elizabeth Edwards
  

  Over the long run, the price of gold approximates the total amount of money in circulation divided by the size of the gold stock. If the market price of gold moves a long way from this level, it may indicate a buying or selling opportunity.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  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 only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.  
 -  Al Capone
  

  Opportunities multiply as they are seized.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

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

  The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.  
 -  David Cameron
  

  If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.  
 -  Jack Welch
  

  The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  There is far more opportunity than there is ability.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.  
 -  Isak Dinesen
  

  The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

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

  Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.  
 -  Robert South
  

  If you're humble and hardworking, opportunities will arise for you.  
 -  Rachael Ray
  

  I expected to get drafted. I knew that I wouldn't get drafted on that first day due to the fact that not a lot of people had the opportunity to see me play much.  
 -  Nick Ferguson
  

  We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.  
 -  Chinese proverb