Quotes about Opportunity

"Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door."

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"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990) was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.


"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described "social ecologist." His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society. He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice.


"Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity."

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former model. She rose to prominence during the 1990s with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary.


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

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher/writer, and is considered one of the main founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat, political philosopher, musician, and a playwright, but foremost, he was a civil servant of the Florentine Republic.


"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."

Anthony "Tony" Robbins (born February 29, 1960) is an American self-help author and success coach.


"Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


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

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (born 13 October 1925) served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. Thatcher is the only woman to have held either post.


"Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name."

Mason Cooley (1927 – July 25, 2002) was an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms.