Sensational Quotes for Smart People



Quotes about Opportunity

for Smart People 


First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Opportunity

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

When starting out, don't worry about not having enough money. Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
— Norman Vincent Peale

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

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

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

When you are looking for obstacles, you can't find opportunities.
— J. C. Bell

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

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

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

The new year brings 365 days of opportunity.
— Unknown wise person

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

You are never given a wish without the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
— Richard Bach

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things.
— Thomas Troward

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Opportunity

Prosperity is, in large part, an attitude within an indvidual, who knows there are many opportunites, who knows that one has  to capitalize on these opportunites, using one's creativity to transform these opportunities into things that benefit society, that end up rewarding the individual and makes the individual prosperous at the same time.
— Dave Erhard

Second Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Opportunity

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you will often get it.
— W. Somerset Maugham

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

The severity of your problems is a matter of perspective.
Change your perspective and most of them become insignificant. Some of them will no longer exist as problems — but opportunities instead.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
— Margaret Thatcher

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

Seek above all for a game worth playing. Such is the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity; play as if your life and sanity depend on it. (They do depend on it).
— D. S. Ropp

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
— Joseph Marshall Wade

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be.
— Unknown wise person

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
— Unknown wise person

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
— Jim Rohn

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.
— Richard Bach

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Opportunity Quotes

Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
— John Dryden

 More Sensational Quotes about

 Opportunity for Smart People 

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

No business opportunity is ever lost. If you fumble it your competitor will find it.
— Unknown wise person

Retirement is a great opportunity. It is the beginning of life not the end.
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free


The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car, a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
— Ben Sweetland

Ability is of little account without opportunity. 
— Napoleon

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

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
— Paul Valery

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing, it was here first.
Mark Twain

The wise people are in New York because the foolish went there first. That's the way wise men make a living.
— Finley Peter Dunne

Great opportunity is all around you and it will inspire you to either take advantage of it or deny that it is there.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

My life is filled with many obstacles. The greatest obstacle is me.
— Jack Parr

Everyone who does not work has a scheme that does.
— Unknown wise person

Opportunity can't reward you with its many gifts if you fail to
recognize it and act on it. What most people don’t seem to realize is that  there is just as much money to be made from the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one. Let the good times roll!
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie J. Zelinski

Watch for big problems. They disguise big opportunities.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
— Joseph Stalin

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
— Erica Jong

Life is a game.
Happy people are the players.
Unhappy people are the spectators.
Which would you like to be?
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.
— Paula Poundstone

There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster.
— from Messiah's Handbook by Richard Bach

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.
— Al Capone

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
— Orison Swett Marden

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
— AuntGranny Charles R. Swindoll

God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.
— German Proverb

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
— Jim Rohn

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

If you don't act now while it's fresh in your mind, it will probably join the list of things you were always going to do but never quite got around to. Chances are you'll also miss some opportunities.
— Paul Clitheroe

When you find yourself on the side of majority, question yourself about what you are doing and why. It is likely wrong.
— from Look Ma; Life's Easy: How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Results

If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it.
— Spanish proverb

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

It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
— Al Batt

When it comes to making more money, most people look at the world and see the same opportunities they’ve seen before: typically, a job. Because they don’t awaken their mind and expand their vision, they don’t see other opportunities. Yet opportunities do exist. So how do you change your thinking so you can see them? One way to jolt the brain out of its preconceived category thinking is to bombard it with new experiences.
— Joe Vitale

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
— Robert Half

Here is a myth for you if myths are your pleasure:
"There is no more opportunity in this world."
Most people held this false belief fifty years ago, the majority agreed with it five years ago, and practically everyone clings to it today.
Clearly, this myth will also be the screaming rage in the future.
Hang on to this myth, and you are destined to miss great opportunities for the rest of your life.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

Taking advantage of opportunity is reading motivational retirement sayings at work so that I don't have to contemplate the act of committing suicide.
— Dave Erhard

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
— David Ogilvy

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
— Zig Ziglar

I have not failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.
— Thomas Alva Edison

The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.
— Tom Morris

Three rules of work
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
— Albert Einstein

Foster a curiosity for the uncommon, regardless of how unpopular it is. The uncommon is where opportunity likes to hide.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
— Albert Einstein

What small potatoes we all are, compared with what we might be!
— Charles Dudley Warner

I can't do no literary work for the rest of this year because I'm meditating another lawsuit and looking around for a defendant.
— Mark Twain

All right, let's not panic. I'll make the money by selling one of my livers. I can get by with one.
— Homer Simpson

I saw a sign at a gas station. It said "help wanted". There was another sign below it that said "self service". So I hired myself. Then I made myself the boss. I gave myself a raise. I paid myself. Then I quit.
— Steven Wright

The first half of it [life] consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
— Mark Twain

I shall make electricity so cheap that only the rich can afford to burn candles.
— Thomas Edison

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
— Duke Ellington

That kind of life is most happy which affords us most opportunities of gaining our own esteem.
— Samuel Johnson

My ship came in yesterday but I was at the bus depot.
— Unknown loser

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
— Eric Hoffer

You never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
— Irish proverb

If you believe it can't be done, at least don't get in the way of the person who is doing it.
— Unknown Wise Person

The toughest form of mountain climbing is getting out of a rut.
— Unknown Wise Person

 When opportunity knocks a grumbler complains about the noise.
— Unknown opportunist

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

Sometimes it's difficult to know who's knocking — opportunity or temptation.
— Unknown opportunist

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

This would be a better world if we'd let opportunity do all the knocking.
— Unknown opportunist

The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise.
— Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 38:25.

Life is full of golden opportunities for doing what we don't want to do.
— Unknown opportunist

Opportunity usually knocks but once, and that may be the reason it has a better reputation than other knockers.
— Unknown opportunist

An opportunist hears opportunity at the door before it knocks.
— Unknown opportunist

Did you ever notice how many "once-in-a-lifetime opportunities" you can do without?
— Unknown wise person

You probably won't hear opportunity knock; if the television set is always on.
— Unknown wise person

God makes opportunities, but He expects us to hunt for them.
— Unknown opportunist

Why don't we jump at opportunities as quickly as we jump to conclusions?
— Unknown opportunist

OPPORTUNITY is not “knocking.” It is pounding on your door.
— Tom Peters

Life is full of hard knocks, but answer them all. One might be opportunity.
— Unknown opportunist

There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.
— Douglas MacArthur

Don't believe you have to travel far and wide to discover opportunities.
The best opportunities will always be found in your own back yard, and not half way around the world in someone else's backyard.
You have to look for them, however.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

God hides things by putting them near you.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The right man is the one who seizes the moment.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and happiness that comes to us need not, because of the happiness that is gone.
— Jerome K. Jerome

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
— Attributed to Ann Landers

Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
— Unknown wise person

Never neglect the opportunity of keeping your mouth shut.
— Unknown opportunist

Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get off his seat and open the door.
— Unknown opportunist

Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones.
— Unknown opportunist

Remember that just the moment you say, "I give up," someone else seeing the same situation is saying, "My, what a great opportunity."
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Opportunity is a good deal more conspicuous on the way out than on the way in.
— Unknown opportunist

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.
— William Shakespeare

There is a tide in the affairs of women,
Which, taken at the flood, leads — God knows where.
— Lord Byron

You don't have to be in a key position to open the door of opportunity.
— Unknown opportunist

Opportunity has the uncanny habit of favoring those who have paid the price of years of preparation.
— Unknown wise person

Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
— Unknown wise person

When opportunity knocks, invite it to stay for dinner.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
— Unknown wise person

Be more attentive to what successful people have to say about all the opportunity around you.
Anything important — which takes only two minutes to point out — will exceed most people's attention span by at least a minute and a half.
Learn to pay attention for two minutes at a time — and you will see more opportunity than you know what to do with.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not to see.
— Helen Keller

Opportunity does not batter the door off its hinges when it knocks.
— Unknown wise person

In the orchard of opportunity, it is better to pick the fruit than to wait for it to fall.
— Unknown wise person

Volunteer. Sometimes the jobs no one wants conceal big opportunities.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Opportunity does not send letters of introduction.
— Unknown wise person

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
— Ovid

If you create the circumstances, opportunity will knock more than once upon your door.
— Unknown wise person

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
— Richard Branson

Once an opportunity has passed, it cannot be caught.
— Unknown wise person

The door of opportunity is opened by pushing. Opportunity does knock sometimes, but most
— Unknown wise person

Too many men are out in the backyard looking for four—leaf clover when opportunity knocks at their front door.
— Unknown wise person

Your beliefs about the lack of opportunity around you in the present and in the future will turn out to be self-fulfilled prophecies.
— Dave Erhard

Ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds [about opportunity and many other things in life] are nothing but lies and we suffer because we believe all those lies.
— Don Miguel Ruiz in his bestseller
The Four Agreements

We are seldom able to see an opportunity until it has ceased to be one.
— Unknown wise person

Having a great deal of opportunity proves nothing.
Opportunity without creative action is like a brand new Ferrari without an engine.
You possess something valuable, but it won't get you anywhere.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

Opportunity has been described as a baldheaded man with a lock of hair in front. If you don't grab it as it approaches, you can't grab it at all.
— Unknown wise person

For some reason a pessimist always complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
— Unknown wise person

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
— Unknown wise person

If the knock at the door is loud and long, it isn't opportunity. It's relatives.
— Unknown wise person

The reason some men don't go very far in life is that they sidestep opportunity and shake hands with temptation.
— Unknown wise person

What do you see?
— Exercise used by Ernie Zelinski in a Creativity Seminar

Two people look at the same Exercise above:
One sees "Opportunity Is Nowhere" and one sees "Opportunity Is Now Here."
— Ernie Zelinski

Two men look out through the same bars:
One sees the mud, and one the stars.
— Frederick Langbridge

Opportunity has to knock, but it is enough for temptation to stand outside and whistle.
— Unknown wise person

Many a man creates his own lack of opportunities.
— Unknown wise person

Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.
— Unknown wise person

The gates of opportunity swing on four hinges: initiative, insight, industry, and integrity.
— Unknown wise person

Those who wait for opportunities to turn up usually find themselves turned down.
— Unknown wise person

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
— L P. Jacks

For the modern girl, opportunity doesn't knock. It parks in front of her home and honks the horn.
— Unknown opportunist

Never waste time reflecting on opportunities you have missed. While thus reflecting you might miss some more.
— Unknown opportunist

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The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things.
— Thomas Troward


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Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
— Norman Vincent Peale   











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The most powerful force
in the Universe that can shatter
dreams is the dreamer.
— from Life's Secret Handbook" by Ernie J.Zelinsk