Opportunity Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Opportunity

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I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent.
~By Simon Cowell ~


Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time.
~By Tobias Wolff ~


Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film.
~By Shane West ~


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


I can pretty much call anyone, whether at the White House, in a company or in the media. I have access, because of the silliness of the entertainment world and how people react to it. It gave me an enormous opportunity to do anything I really want to.
~By Andrew Shue ~


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.
~By Ben Sweetland ~


But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition.
~By Thomas Haden Church ~


Feminists have confused opportunity with outcome.
~By Warren Farrell ~


Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages.
~By Matt Gonzalez ~


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 ~


Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
~By Charles Dudley Warner ~


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


It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together.
~By Lakhdar Brahimi ~


But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
~By Nick Lampson ~


We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
~By Isadora Duncan ~


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 ~


To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
~By William Samuel Johnson ~


For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do. I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity.
~By Chad Hugo ~


I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


It's well known by now that I had a special need to get Maureen's goat when ever the opportunity presented itself. I was a boy and she was the enemy... a girl.
~By Christopher Knight ~


I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
~By Bess Truman ~


This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country.
~By Allen West ~


The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned.
~By Paul Hoffman ~


I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast.
~By Kevin Richardson ~


Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie.
~By John Robinson ~


With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way, but anyone has that opportunity.
~By Tina Yothers ~


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 ~


Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty.
~By Horatio Nelson ~


While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream.
~By Adam Schiff ~


I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
~By Bruce Babbitt ~


Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight.
~By Gene Tunney ~


That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
~By Lester Maddox ~


I have been privileged to have the opportunity to work with many of African American fraternal and social organizations that are active in my congressional district. They all do important work that makes a tangible difference to the quality of life in our community.
~By Chris Van Hollen ~


My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.
~By Rowan Williams ~


Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
~By Julie Andrews ~


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.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.
~By Zinedine Zidane ~


I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that, but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly be an opportunity to do so, since we'll have to put all our energy into the team. We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with the media isn't in the top five.
~By Jurgen Klinsmann ~


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 ~


Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
~By Doris Lessing ~


You are the first President to whom the opportunity was ever offered constitutionally to inaugurate such a day. If you fail us now, you may be the last.
~By Jay Alan Sekulow ~


I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don't know what it does to you, I don't really know.
~By Eric Clapton ~


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 ~


My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World.
~By Daniel Nathans ~


In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.
~By Earl Warren ~


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


So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize - yours, not anybody else's.
~By Roberta Flack ~


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 ~


If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn't progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world.
~By Richard Donner ~


Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work.
~By Gary Johnson ~


So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that's... an opportunity to develop.
~By Buddy Rich ~


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


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 ~


Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure.
~By Stanley Clarke ~


It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
~By Mike Huckabee ~


Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity.
~By Nolan Ryan ~


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 ~


We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.
~By Eduard Shevardnadze ~


People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.
~By Bernard de Mandeville ~


But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


When when my first feature opportunity came along, I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days.
~By Richard Donner ~


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


All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity.
~By Byron Dorgan ~


I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity.
~By Rick Moody ~


I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


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


When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
~By Jesse Jackson ~


We rob ourselves of so much by focusing on the wrong stuff. And the ability to get into the moment and deal with what is, that's the real opportunity.
~By Kathy Mattea ~


On the Wednesday evening - that is, the day I saw her Majesty on this particular point - I had the opportunity of conferring with all those whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers.
~By Robert Peel ~


The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is.
~By Polykarp Kusch ~


It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference.
~By Michael Dell ~


The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal House and I always thought I could and should be a director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House.
~By Harold Ramis ~


Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past.
~By Peter Pace ~


The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.
~By Menachem Mendel Schneerson ~


The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him.
~By Lawrence Eagleburger ~


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.
~By Nick Ferguson ~


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


Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from.
~By Billie Jean King ~


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


A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another, but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be, because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing.
~By Ryan Phillippe ~


I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area.
~By Stephanie Tubbs Jones ~


Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that.
~By Anthony Anderson ~


We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.
~By Jeremy Rifkin ~


To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill.
~By Joe Baca ~


Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.
~By William Weld ~


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 ~


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 want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out.
~By Russell Simmons ~


So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions.
~By Rafer Johnson ~


We feel really blessed to have been asked to come here, and to have the opportunity for our family to be able to look into the eyes of these people, and in some way help.
~By Connie Sellecca ~

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May 27 ,2022
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