There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

General Douglas MacArthur

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.

Alexander Graham Bell

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

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

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

Thomas A. Edison

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.

Publilius Syrus

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

W. R. Inge

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

Francois Mitterrand

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

You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right.

Laura Bush

You create your opportunities by asking for them.

Patty Hansen

You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait.

Ellen Metcalf

During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.

Brian Koslow

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.


Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.

Catherine Deneuve

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

Mark Twain

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.

Harvey S. Firestone

Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.

Mary Frances Berry

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

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.

Edward de Bono

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

George Bernard Shaw

Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Benjamin Disraeli

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Sir Francis Bacon

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognized them.

Ann Landers

A clash of doctrines is not a disaster--it is an opportunity.

Alfred North Whitehead

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.

Niccolo Machiavelli

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.

Frank Tyger

Affirmative action is an effort to develop a systematic approach to open the doors of education, employment and business development opportunities to qualified individuals who happen to be members of groups that have experienced long-standing and per.

Bill Clinton

The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.

Charles F. Kettering

Suicidal glory is the luxury of the irresponsible. We're not giving up. We're waiting for a better opportunity to win.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.

Thomas A. Edison

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.

Margaret Cho

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Harry S Truman

We had an opportunity at the end there against a very good Lexington Catholic team. That one game did not symbolize our entire season.

Steve Helton

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

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

It's an opportunity for us to create a niche for ourselves.

Brian O'grady

We believe it offers the city more opportunities than headaches. People can come on their way home from the game.

Peter Hobson

It's very nice to be here for more days. We have many more opportunities to see different areas and people and groups.

Morten Louring

I have had the opportunity to have a shave and relax in the bath and have a good English breakfast.

Norman Kember

It's a great honor. It's something as a kid you dream about. I remember watching the (1992) Olympics, with Ray LeBlanc. It's an exciting time. It's a great opportunity and a great challenge.

Rick Dipietro

We played hard tonight and had some opportunities down the stretch.

Mick Stefanek

I think its just a great opportunity for the dogs and their owners to socialize.

Darlene Purugganan

After we passed around two boxes of Kleenex, starting with me, the staff here is just very happy for me. They know and feel that this is a great opportunity for me, and so because of that, they have wished me the best.

Gloria Davis

The Dow tested it this morning and didn't break it. That's when buyers scrambled to use it as an opportunity to take some stocks that have been beaten down.

John Pickett

The locals show the students around. It's a wonderful opportunity to see the country from a local perspective.

Linda Klein

In a way, this is a horrible game to be in, but it's an opportunity to win an Olympic medal. We don't want to go away empty-handed.

Mike Hay

Only opportunity for people our age is the fast-food [places] or the Army.

Deshay Woods

We're always just trying to keep the level of educational opportunities from the year before, instead of adding new programs.

Patti Pawling

We believe there is opportunity for a sales-trend improvement as the assortments turn around season after season.

Howard Tubin

It's a great chance to be up close and personal, and it's a great opportunity for classical music lovers.

Laura Sullivan

A client has opportunities to do many different things.

Sherri Steilen

If your country calls, what an opportunity. You don't turn down the England manager's job.

Keith Lamb

This is the only opportunity for the government to make a Sept. 11 case. This is it. There isn't another. The government has to cross every t and dot every i to ensure that the Sept. 11 families finally have their day in court. If it gets messed up over a technicality... there is no excuse.

Juliette Kayyem

They knew they had players around them. You'll have the opportunity to get your own shot when it comes. But your main goal is to get everyone involved. That's what Brandon and Thomas did such a good job in.

Avery Sheets

This is an opportunity to get into college athletic administration. I felt all along this would be my next step if coaching ever ended.

Craig Rasmuson

I think it is a great opportunity for the kids, and I'm happy the school allowed us to do it. It's not something a lot of people get to do. I think it will be a great experience.

Mike Howard

We seemed to move the ball OK. And we'd have our opportunities at first down and things like that, but they really played well. ... We've just got to learn from our mistakes. You can't make mistakes against Miami.

Joel Klatt

This will further strengthen the Ford brand by providing us with a greater opportunity to drive showroom traffic.

Darryl Hazel

We predict, there will be a large deficit of corn in the world, and we have the opportunity to cover the deficit as we have a large area for corn planting.

Fadel Muhammad

He was looking at consolidating, and it looked like the right opportunity for me.

Ray Charley

Hopefully, we will have more opportunities which will allow us to avert having to consider such action.

Kevin Burns

I have been playing club with Darla for two years and it was exciting that we both had the opportunity to come here. We have connections on and off the court.

Kayla Wright

We've studied the market there and we think this would be a good opportunity for Bloomingdale's, ... And by making the announcement now, we can have more input into the interior design of the store and we can make it truly a Bloomingdale's.

Carol Sanger

No, I couldn't have written it any better. I knew this was a good opportunity when I came here, but you never know how it's going to turn out.

Nicole Powell

I missed two really good opportunities before that one. It was good, but it wasn't my goal. It was the team's goal. They were so focused on getting me one. I had no other choice. Kate could have scored it, but she passed it to me.

Morgan Wallace

You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you.

Clive Davis

It's just kind of an opportunity to get some exposure.

Barry Harper

I loved and continue to love that job, but this unique -- and unexpected -- opportunity with CBS News is one I became more and more intrigued with and ultimately decided I couldn't pass up.

Susan Molinari

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.

James M. Barrie

The hunger and desire to go racing, however, never leaves your blood but the right opportunity has never really come along -- until now that is.

Nigel Mansell

It all at this point lies with the kids. If they make some changes and work on some things, they have the opportunity.

Doug Kunde

The people coming out of bankruptcy need an opportunity to get back on their feet.

Laura Fisher

Would work to bring more jobs here overall - and to make it more of an equal opportunity situation for the jobs that come up in city government. It seems it's more like who you know to get a job here.

Barbara Parker

You will see a larger number of competitors in this market going forward. It's an attractive market. The growth opportunities are strong.

Benjamin Bollin

That drive was big for me. You don't get that many opportunities to get game experience and it was big for me to have some success out there. I needed it.

Koy Detmer

You can make a lot of money. One day you have to hang up your shoes, and these opportunities don't come knocking every day. Russia is cold, and it's hard to be away from your family, but it's well worth it.

Ticha Penicheiro

I'm thrilled with this opportunity. I'm the only percussionist that I know that has a class like this.

Carol Helble

I'm willing to be patient. You kind of have to go into it not expecting a whole lot. Being a walk-on you go in there looking at it like there's nothing to lose. It is what you make of it. We'll just see what happens. It's just a great opportunity to see what I can do at the highest level.

Brett Valentyn

But it's not about the money. It's getting the opportunity to play in a very competitive league and hopefully getting back to a major league organization. And that's my priority.

Hal Lanier

The president will have a photo opportunity and make remarks congratulating the 2005 NCAA national champion Texas Longhorns.

Blair Jones

I've been in their shoes, and it's hard. It's great to see somebody at least have that opportunity.

Burney Lamar

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.

Barbara De Angelis

He bought a house right across the corner from me (in New Jersey). He was just a great man. He's the one that drafted me. He gave me an opportunity. And after he sold the team, we became even better friends. It's a tough day.

Greg Maddux

There's not much here yet but a lot of opportunities.

Crystal Davis

Honestly, I did it for the opportunity. I love what I do, but I don't know if I was doing the character of Cassie justice anymore. When you start to feel like you want to be challenged in other areas, the light starts to dim a little.

Laura Wright

By ignoring the commitments made in the Peace Accords, the Guatemalan authorities are missing a key opportunity to secure a long lasting solution to the land crisis.

Javier Zuñiga

Huge organic growth opportunity for Wal-Mart.

John Menzer

The initial purpose of the league was to give our local, deserving stars the opportunity of national attention right here in their own backyards.

Jeff Feldman

For one thing, I didn't know he had all that. I never saw him do it in practice. He's got a lot of talent. He gave me an opportunity to see what he can do.

Moses Malone

It's wide open for us. We need to take advantage of the opportunity.

Reggie Evans

This (defamation) suit creates an opportunity to publicly litigate the claims even though the Archdiocese of Miami already settled the lawsuits.

Jeffrey Herman

I think of it as an opportunity to talk about the earthquake using visual materials in a different way.

Stephen Becker

I got to pitch. I just didn't have very many opportunities [for the Yankees], and a lot of opportunities in the first half were just one hitter, ... I'm not laying blame or anything like that. That's a simple fact. I got to go out there on a consistent basis and I felt like I pitched OK.

Mike Stanton

This creates the opportunity for additional ice time for players like Marco Sturm, Niko Dimitrakos and Milan Michalek.

Doug Wilson

When you're an actress, you feel like you have to constantly be running, running on the treadmill, or you're going to miss an opportunity.

Tia Carrere

What we have here is another attempt to deflect attention from the opportunity we have to improve our highway infrastructure and our economy.

Jane Jankowski

Our 2006 capital expenditure budget will be approximately $1.1 billion, which will be scalable depending on market conditions. In addition, we will pursue alternative opportunities to expand our capacity through the use of strategic alliances.

Richard Chang

When this opportunity presented itself, there was no hesitation. I knew this was what I wanted to do. I had a great job where I was, but it was time for a new challenge. It was easy to leave. I jumped at the chance.

Rob Daum

Lots of business opportunities come out of tragedy. It's the capitalist way of life. I think the a market for airport-friendly merchandise is a good thing.

Candace Corlett

We will shoot down allied planes at every opportunity.

Taha Yassin Ramadan

Let's assume he has the opportunity to make a documentary for TV for $7 million. It's not going to make much of a difference, is it? Not worth committing a crime over?

Thomas Mesereau

They have some big-time clients, like IBM ( IBM ). There's tremendous growth opportunity there.

Charles Kaplan

To be bilingual, it helps economically. I want to give her the opportunities to do that.

Carin Mccameron

It was all about getting comfortable with our offense, I didn't want to go out and try to do too much. Now I'm getting more opportunities to shoot and I'm getting more comfortable with shooting.

Ifeanyi Koggu

Hackers are attracted to such exhibitions by the opportunity to break in to the networks of companies taking part.

David Emm

The private equity that you have access to in Washington is very different than in L.A.. It's a lot sexier here to provide the film opportunity than in L.A.

Scott Shafer

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it's passed.

Kanye West

I think there were a few of us who voted on the amendment that were confused as to what it actually did and I am thankful for opportunity to rethink our actions.

Rep. Susan Lawrence

These rate levels may prove to be one of the best buying opportunities of the year.

William O'donnell

I'm losing money as the Asian market goes down, but I look at it as more opportunities to buy, ... This is a fantastic time to look at Asia.

John Moon

It's a hard thing to do. People don't realize it. You have to take advantage of the opportunity. We don't want to be happy to get there. We want to win it.

Fred Skrocki

There was a game plan, but I just didn't execute my pitches. This is an awesome opportunity, for sure, and if I do go back (to Triple-A Durham), there's going to be more (major league) opportunities. There's no doubt in my mind about that.

Jason Hammel

Every day that goes by shortens our opportunity of booking it successfully. Whether it's members pulling their condos for personal use, whether it's a convention booking our conference center, whether it's golf packages being booked ... not hearing makes it that much harder to accommodate them.

Jay Overton

With likely upside in both cases, given a strong market opportunity and the company's growing dominance within it.

Laura Conigliaro

We are trying to figure out where to move, but it certainly won't be New Orleans, ... We are hoping this will be an opportunity for something new.

Scott Black

If a student is willing to work at it, all the math opportunities are here.

Linda Amsden

It's an opportune moment to look at all of our needs.

Richard Treleven

Cultivate the habit of attention and try to gain opportunities to hear wise men and women talk. Indifference and inattention are the two most dangerous monsters that your ever meet. Interest and attention will insure to you an education.

Robert Millikan

The guy's at the top of his game. It's a rare opportunity to see a guy perform at this level.

Rick Carlisle

We see tremendous business opportunities from the new law.

Wang Yi

We will seize the opportunity by educating ourselves, by working twice as hard.

Francisco Flores

He told us it'd be a great opportunity for us. And it turned out it was.

Calvin Johnson

This is a great opportunity to train the next generation of IT (information technology) professionals. They are the first line of defense.

Jeff Wright

Nobody in Columbia wanted to see affordable housing leave this site. If anything, they wanted to see an increase in affordable housing opportunities. They thought this was a fabulous component of Columbia.

Jill Lawlor

This is an important opportunity to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the Americas, especially in the face of the widespread impression that the Bush administration's interest in and attention to the region has been on the foreign affairs back burner since 9-11.

Peter Deshazo

That's a small price to pay for 600 well-paying jobs and an opportunity to diversify our economy. And we're filling an empty office building, so it's a win-win on every side.

Wendy Mitchell

It feels like a blessing having worked with that young man. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to coach him. Whatever I have done in his life is probably minor for what he's done for me.

Joe Mitchell

They thought that we were moving too fast is all. This is a great opportunity for our town.

Jim Eckhardt

What is IT agility? It's the mixture of art and engineering that delivers robust 80% solutions fast enough to capitalize on opportunities before profit margins drop.

Michael Hugos

If federal authorities are using this as an enforcement opportunity, it creates a moral dilemma for us in how do we advise our constituents.

Cecilia Munoz

We see it as an opportunity.

Heather Ward

Any time you have an opportunity to cast your votes, you should do so.

Steve Hines

We have spent a considerable amount of time gathering extensive market intelligence across the Middle East to ensure we better understand our SMB customers and the market opportunity in depth.

Samer Alkharrat

Which is to maintain the status quo by keeping Theresa Schiavo alive until the federal courts have a new and adequate opportunity to consider the constitutional issues.

Charles Wilson

It was all about comfort. She feels very comfortable there and she has a great opportunity to go in and play significant minutes.

Tim Parrinello

The kids are great drivers, ... They were all well behaved and it's my pleasure to give these kids the same opportunities I had when I was young.

David Hampton

We believe this deal with Sagittarius Brands will give Del Taco strong growth opportunities that will benefit the brand, our employees and our franchise community.

Kevin Moriarty

The reason why I coach is to try to give many kids the opportunities that I had.

Mark Cox

It's a great opportunity for our young players to develop their skills.

Dave Rubio

This is really great exposure to agriculture for most of these kids. There are not as many kids growing up on a farm as there used to be. Coming here gives them the opportunity to see the animals up close and learn how much agriculture affects their daily lives.

Jeff Mccutcheon

Bryant Salter is changing the whole thing, creating all kinds of opportunities and going for loose balls.

George Tarantini

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and to do it on Australia Day makes it even more special.

Layne Beachley

It gave us a lot more opportunities.

Craig White

It was a matter of taking opportunities when they came. Both teams had chances but we came out on top!

Frank Murray

It provides a good educational opportunity for the community at large.

Margaret Thomas

We're doing a good job of taking advantage of mistakes. When the door opens, you have to jump on it and make the opportunity pay off.

Mike Godfrey

We were right there. We had our opportunities to win.

John Grosey

Buyers should insist from their vendors that they have the opportunity to try it, especially if it?s an expensive item.

Michael Klein

On most of our campuses this is a very scary moment. For us as a group, it's a time at which the answers are uncertain, but no generation will have the opportunity we have to put our mark on the look of education in the future.

Arthur Levine

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.

Steve Kerr

This partnership gives two strong media companies an opportunity to draw on each others' resources.

John Lansing

We'll miss him, but it creates the opportunity for someone else to come up and take his place in the side.

Mathew Armstrong

Defensively, we played pretty hard and our net defense wasn't bad. But we didn't have the opportunity to put the ball away on them as much as we liked.

Gary Graham

Once viewed as an unparalleled opportunity, the Chinese miracle is now being viewed as a threat by both the U.S. and Japan.

Stephen Roach

Especially in the tender process, our empowerment partnerships create excellent opportunities for us.

Mark Stanton

We're getting what we wanted. We wanted a delay and an opportunity to look more closely at this thing, and give Congress an opportunity to ask more questions.

Thomas Reynolds

Everyone understands. Everyone knows what this game means. You just like having this opportunity, anytime you can get it.

Cris Carter

I'm just so thankful to have had the opportunity to win a championship with these guys. Everything that has come our way this year has been a blessing.

Roy Miller

I think in some ways it's kind of a relief to have it behind us. It's an opportunity to go forward without any distractions; there's not any 'what ifs,' and I think it's welcomed.

Austin Croshere

It gave me an opportunity to be able to pay for school, and a jump start on a good career. I'm going to be getting out and going back to school to study electronics hardware and design in the Green Bay area when I get out.

Travis Hill

These are great folks who are doing a great job promoting the trails. They are creating a greater awareness of these facilities and are great advocates of using the trails. There are a lot of opportunities to enjoy our outdoors.

Mike Parks

Our defense did a great job, given our offense an opportunity to tie the game. We just couldn't get it in.

Doug Johnson

We view this transaction as an opportunity to expand our footprint and extend our brand into additional markets.

Paul Clayton

We were getting opportunities and we didn't want to take them. We know if we do that again, everything is going to be over.

Cliff Hammonds

It gave us an opportunity to change the labor movement, but unfortunately the labor movement didn't take it.

Anna Burger

This is one of those unfortunate things. Vandals take this opportunity to express their opinion.

Susan Walsh

Whenever I donate a hunting trip for the Children's Leukemia Foundation, Ronald McDonald Cancer House, all these children's charities, I offer the anti-hunters an opportunity: if you donate more to the children's charity than the hunters donate we won't go hunting.

Ted Nugent

I am very excited about this new opportunity with Governor Romney.

Julie Teer

The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

Anytime you have population growth, there are business opportunities.

Roland Dorson

Grandma called it roughage, and fiber is a wonderful bulking agent that helps food move through the gastrointestinal tract. We all need it, we don't get enough of it and here's a great opportunity to add a few more grams of it to your diet.

Kathleen Zelman

I hate to bring this up, but it's a new field and it was just like running in sand. We were not able to utilize our speed. Even though we had great opportunities the first half we were not able to finish.

Samir Haj

There comes a time when both firms have to go their own way and this was really driven by market opportunities. We needed to be here.

Brooks Entwistle

Some things work out and some don't. In this case, another opportunity presented itself.

Gary Burkholder

We played well. Most of our chances were good opportunities. Their goalie made some great saves.

Alex Brannan

We had opportunities. We just haven't been stepping up to the challenge offensively.

Tony Guinn

We'd come down a long way and gold's up today. It looks like people saw that as a buying opportunity. We still like the banks and insurers.

Patricia Croft

It's one of the best opportunities for me to experience the care we give - I feel the care we give, not study it or analyze it. Because of that, I have a better idea of how things should be done.

Becky Nelson

We worked really hard to set up that defense. I told our guys that we had to defend really well and capitalize on the opportunities that come our way.

Tracey Morrill

We're starting to let AOL members know about this opportunity now to strongly encourage them to improve their online experience with a better, faster Internet connection.

Joe Redling

I don't feel any pressure because the game is in Alabama. I just plan on going out and perform. Any opportunity to play basketball is fine with me.

Dedra Magee

In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent.

Paul Bettany

I was ecstatic. It was a huge opportunity.

Adam Davis

ASPERSE, v.t. Maliciously to ascribe to another vicious actions which one has not had the temptation and opportunity to commit.

Ambrose Bierce

With the success that we've had, the opportunities are going to come. The whole thing is finding a situation better than what I have right now, but it's got to be the right one.

Dana Holgorsen

They give the viewer another opportunity to see a show they've missed; they're another opportunity to get that show further along (in its overall visibility).

Albert Cheng

I can't wait for this opportunity, it cannot come quick enough.

Brian Young

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.

Jim Davis

Given the urgency of the challenges that face the province, and the amazing opportunities that lie before us, the impact of a two-year leadership race must seriously be considered.

Lyle Oberg