Opportunity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Opportunity

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I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.
~By Steve Kerr ~


The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.
~By Chris Van Allsburg ~


This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn't have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves - technology and biscuits.
~By Lou Gerstner ~


The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band.
~By Charlie Simpson ~


Well, an actor is an actor is actor, to paraphrase someone or other and the opportunity to work, to have a steady engagement, certainly seemed like an appealing concept to me.
~By Walter Koenig ~


Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
~By Steve Buyer ~


Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.
~By Joe Biden ~


The same tools we need to use to keep this country safe by bringing terrorists to justice, because I guarantee you, if they have the opportunity and the means, they will take American lives.
~By Todd Tiahrt ~


The Open Skies issue is something that's ongoing and we understand that there are issues in Australia that need to be sorted out. It's something that I think over time there's an opportunity for us and we'll work on that in a progressive way.
~By Jenny Shipley ~


What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice.
~By Robin Hayes ~


Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.
~By Lynn Swann ~


All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
~By Robert Kennedy ~


That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner.
~By Douglas Wood ~


We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt.
~By Stafford Cripps ~


More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.
~By Anders Fogh Rasmussen ~


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
~By Darrell Royal ~


When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins.
~By Donald Johanson ~


When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
~By Amartya Sen ~


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.
~By Michael Johnson ~


Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly.
~By Chuck Hagel ~


I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life.
~By Britney Spears ~


I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?
~By Omar Epps ~


Ability is of little account without opportunity.
~By Lucille Ball ~


You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights.
~By Elvis Costello ~


Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century.
~By John Doerr ~


As co-chair of the Iraqi Women's Caucus in the House, I've enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly.
~By Ellen Tauscher ~


When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.
~By Jack Kemp ~


I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying.
~By Casey Kasum ~


The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics.
~By Michael Burgess ~


Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us.
~By David Sarnoff ~


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


Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
~By Adam Schiff ~


Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
~By Lucille Ball ~


Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
~By Jim Rohn ~


Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources.
~By Bob Woodward ~


Once you win a National Championship, how do you do that again? How do you get the passion to do that again? We won it again right away, the next year. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn't give myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one.
~By Mike Krzyzewski ~


You go to the hospital your wife's in labor and you're doing the thing, and then it's very disorienting and scary and you beat yourself up and you go through a whole period of 'woe is me' and then you realize that this a gift, this child is the light, and if you can nourish that light and just let it shine, you have an opportunity to get closer to what I think is God.
~By John C. McGinley ~


Movies give me an opportunity to go places. I'm not only a Swede but an American, not just a man of my time, but I've been living 2,000 years ago-and not just in a new country, America, but in the Holy Land, too.
~By Max von Sydow ~


Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
~By Tom Barrett ~


If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


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


We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity.
~By Ernie Fletcher ~


Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we're equal.
~By Chantal Kreviazuk ~


We must never forget that it is the private sector - not government - that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner.
~By Bill Richardson ~


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


A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
~By Marshall Field ~


Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world.
~By Gordon Brown ~


The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the important need to make higher education more affordable and easier to access for low and middle-income students.
~By Ron Lewis ~


If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
~By Clay Aiken ~


We need to take advantage of the opportunity we have now to create a vision and become great.
~By Christine Gregoire ~


So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not.
~By Alan Shepard ~


A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world.
~By Alicia Keys ~


I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for.
~By Helen Suzman ~


Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
~By Clay Aiken ~


You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
~By Buffalo Bill ~


I don't think I ever set my goals that high. As a kid growing up I just wanted an opportunity to race and to be able to make a living doing it. It just came together.
~By Larry Dixon ~


Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project.
~By Bill Owens ~


The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take.
~By C. Northcote Parkinson ~


Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
~By Mordecai Wyatt Johnson ~


At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity.
~By Marla Sokoloff ~


I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.
~By Ray Dolby ~


Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity.
~By Cameron Diaz ~


I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym.
~By Gerry Cooney ~


It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream.
~By Tony Oliva ~


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


For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class.
~By John J. Sweeney ~


In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science.
~By Kenny Marchant ~


To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.
~By Tom Allen ~


I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that opportunity, I was blessed with the honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame.
~By Dennis Eckersley ~


I've worked with many directors, good ones and bad ones. So if I have a chance to work the good ones, I better put myself in their hands, and trust them, because that's my big opportunity to be different, and to be better than usual.
~By Thomas Kretschmann ~


I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
~By Martin Lawrence ~


I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.
~By Mark Foley ~


Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people.
~By Barbara Amiel ~


I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
~By Jane Byrne ~


Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope.
~By Christine Gregoire ~


I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do.
~By Gwyneth Paltrow ~


I chose Tennessee because I thought they'd give me an opportunity to play.
~By Jamal Lewis ~


I think that the opportunity to be a kid another year and not have to not worry about the responsibilities of paying bills, and worry about getting an agent and worry about getting an accountant was important.
~By Jason Williams ~


A window of opportunity for me usually involves a rock.
~By Jay London ~


Change brings opportunity.
~By Nido Qubein ~


Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
~By Richard L. Evans ~


I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them.
~By Bob Seger ~


Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
~By Betty Friedan ~


Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation.
~By Mark Rylance ~


Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
~By Bobby Unser ~


Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
~By Robert Collier ~


I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the people of our state.
~By David Minge ~


Travelling to different countries is a goal. I wouldn't mind playing huge places if we got an opportunity to, but it's nice to play small places too. Fish was saying yesterday that he doesn't ever want to play stadiums, or maybe he would once, he said.
~By Mike Gordon ~


The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need.
~By Gordon Smith ~


They're - FBI agents are some of the finest people you'll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them.
~By Robert Mueller ~


Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together.
~By Brandi Chastain ~


I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's - it's - and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day.
~By Mel Gibson ~


It's a disappointment to lose key players. On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players.
~By Tom Moody ~


If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
~By Margaret Cho ~


In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.
~By Thomas Kinkade ~


Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it.
~By Carrot Top ~


The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands.
~By Philip Warren Anderson ~

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July 19 ,2024
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