70 Top-Notch Quotes about Opportunity

"As I have discovered, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters."

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) British Conservative Party politician

"No opportunity is ever lost. Someone else seizes the ones you missed."

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"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."

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

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) often referred to as LBJ, served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969 after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. He is one of four Presidents who served in all four elected Federal offices of the United States: Congressman, Senator, Vice President and President.

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

Publilius Syrus (fl. 85 – 43 BC) a Latin writer of maxims, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him.

"Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only through gambling can we take advantage of them."

Clarence Frank Birdseye (December 9, 1886 – October 8, 1956) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist, and is considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry.<

"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness."

John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology.

"He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries."

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"Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting."

Guy Takeo Kawasaki (born August 30, 1954) is an American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984.