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John KennedyWhen written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters: one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

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Benjamin DisraeliThe secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

NapoleonAbility is nothing without opportunity.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

NapoleonI saw the crown of France laying on the ground, so I picked it up with my sword.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Arthur VandenbergIt is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity.

—  Arthur Vandenberg, 1884-1951, American senator

Winston ChurchillA pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillDifficulties mastered are opportunities won.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Sun TzuOpportunities multiply as they are seized.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

Ambrose BierceOpportunity, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Eric HofferWe 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, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

SenecaLuck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Francis BaconA wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Thomas EdisonWe often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

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

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Frank TygerOpportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Douglas MacArthurThere is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

Peter DruckerResults are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerFocus on opportunities, not problems.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Zig ZiglarSuccess occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer


Ancient Greek

Pittacus of MytileneKnow the right time.

Καιρόν γνώθι.

—  Pittacus of Mytilene, 650-570 BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece

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Proverbs

English proverbA rising tide lifts all boats.

—  English proverb

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Yiddish proverbA man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.

—  Yiddish proverb

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International proverbStrike while the iron is hot.

—  International proverb










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