On Opportunity

‘A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.’
— Francis Bacon
‘When one door closes, another opens: but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.’
— Alexander Graham Bell
‘The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.’
— Benjamin Disraeli
‘Thus, for those who are willing to go out into the field, to look and to listen, changing demographics is both a highly productive and a highly dependable innovation opportunity.’
— Peter F. Drucker
‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’
— Thomas Alva Edison
‘In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.’
— Albert Einstein
‘Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.’
— Henry Ford
‘To succeed, jump quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.’
— Benjamin Franklin
‘We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.’
— John W. Gardner
‘He that tries to seize an opportunity after it has passed him by is like one who sees it approach but will not go to meet it.’
— Kahlil Gibran
‘We live in a moment that is pregnant with possibility.’
— Gary Hamel
‘We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.’
— Lee Iacocca
‘To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.’
— William James
‘One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.’
— Rosamund Lehmann
‘There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.’
— Douglas MacArthur
‘If the window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.’
— Tom Peters
‘The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.’
— Ayn Rand
‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.’
— Seneca
‘While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.’
— Publilius Syrus
‘You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot.’
— Publilius Syrus
‘There is no security in life, only opportunity.’
— Mark Twain
‘Opportunities multiply as they are seized.’
— Sun Tzu