Quotes about Opportunity

"Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity."

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States from 1969–1974 and was also the 36th Vice President of the United States (1953–1961). Nixon was the only President to resign the office and also the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency.


"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 Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.


"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

Kyle Martin Chandler (born September 17, 1965) is an American film and television actor.


"Opportunity knocks at the strangest times. It's not the time that matters, but how you answer the door."

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"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet."

Roy Dikeman Chapin (February 23, 1880 - February 16, 1936) was an American industrialist and automaker. He also served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from August 8, 1932, to March 3, 1933, in the last months of the administration of President Herbert Hoover.


"A problem is a chance for you to do your best."

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was a composer, pianist, and big band leader.


"Crazy people who are productive are geniuses. Crazy people who are rich are eccentric. Crazy people who are neither productive nor rich are just plain crazy.
Geniuses and crazy people are both out in the middle of a deep ocean, geniuses swim, crazy people drown.
Most of us are sitting safely on the shore. Take a chance and get your feet wet."

Michael J. Gelb (born 1952) is a writer and trainer who specializes in personal development and corporate training seminars. Gelb is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership.


"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."

Samuel Goldwyn (August 17, 1879 – January 31, 1974) was an American film producer, and founding contributor executive of several motion picture studios.


"It's choice-not chance-that determines your destiny."

Jean Nidetch ((b. 1923, Brooklyn, New York) is the founder of the Weight Watchers organization


"Opportunities always look bigger going than coming."

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