Opportunity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old opportunity quotes, opportunity sayings, and opportunity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along. Hugh Allen
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards. William Arthur Ward
Opportunity is a bird that never perches. Claude McDonald
Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending. Author Unknown
All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen. Sidney Lumet
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. Author Unknown
Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone Jerome K. Jerome
Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom. Mignon McLaughlin
Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francois Bacon
Opportunity -Often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill
Opportunities? They are all around us - there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. Orison Swett Marden
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. Author Unknown
A man who misses his opportunity, and monkey who misses his branch, cannot be saved. Hindu Proverb
Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself. Chinese Proverb
Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door. Author Unknown
Opportunity comes like a snail, and once it has passed you it changes into a fleet rabbit and is gone. Arthur Brisbane
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. H.Jackson Brown JR.
A good opportunity is seldom presented and easily lost. Roman Proverb
Get bait while the tide is out. Irish Proverb
Opportunities neglected are lost. German Proverb
Opportunity never knocks twice in any man's door. Roman Proverb
Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time. American Proverb
If the camel once gets its nose in the tent, his body will soon follow. Arabic Proverb
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past. English Proverb
When the cat's away, the mice will play. English Proverb
A person who misses his chance, and the monkey who misses his branch can't be saved. Indian Proverb
Time is that wherein there is opportunity, and opportunity is that wherein there is no great time. Hippocrates