Opportunity only knocks once

There are many persons whom constant grants of His Bounties turn them wicked and fit for His punishment and there are many more who have become vain and self- deceptive because the Merciful God has not exposed their weaknesses and vices to the world and the people speak highly about them. All this is an opportunity. No trial of the Lord is more severe than the time He allows (in which either you may repent or get deeper into vices).

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

There will be no real content among American women unless they are made and kept more ignorant or unless they are given equal opportunity with men to use what they have been taught. And American men will not be really happy until their women are.

The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. (President, Radcliffe College)

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.

People don’t expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

I believe that we should take every opportunity to challenge the assumption that our European allies are doing us a favor whenever they provide us with the necessary facilities from which to defend their own continent.

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.

Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, nor our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

Do not wait for extraordinary situations to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

I just havent been conditioned into thinking that the right answer cant be a simple one. When I told you youd been contaminated I meant by that attitude, which is wider-spread than the common cold and just as undermining. Did nobody ever point out to you that the only liberty implied by free will is the opportunity to be wrong?

America is another name for opportunity.

In a free world, if it is to remain free, we must maintain, with our lives if need be, but surely by our lives, the opportunity for a man to learn anything.

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

Any society which gives lip-service to the idea of equal opportunity is going to generate jealousy of others who are better off than you are, even if the thing thats in short supply cant be carved up and shared without destroying it.

Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals – Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want

One cannot step twice into the same river.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

If you believe in the… War in Heaven where a third of the angels were cast out… it was about man’s choice and he would provide a saviour and Satan’s plan was… I’ll save everybody… just take away their choice and give me the credit…that plan was rejected… because God knew that…failure was important …the progressives have… replaced God… they are taking…. rights are not given to us by our creator, they created by congress, they are taking the role of God, and so they are taking away our suffering, they are taking away all of our pain, all of the opportunity to fail…

I want to finish by saying that I intend to be an avid spokesperson for testicular cancer once I have beaten the disease… I want this to be a positive experience and I want to take this opportunity to help others who might someday suffer from the same circumstance I face today.

I think the reason I choose the comic approach so often is because it’s harder, therefore affording me the opportunity to show off. Also, a comic vision is my natural world view, but I’ve grown up in spite of myself and I can pass the comic twist if it detracts from what the characters need. Yes, the life of a saint is hard.

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream?

An opportunity missed once will present itself again, whereas a too hasty action can never be recalled.

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

There is no security in life, only opportunity.

A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently

Discourage litigation. Persuade you neighbors to compromise whenever you can … As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

White people, who for a long time live alone with Natives, get into the habit of saying what they mean, because they have no reason or opportunity for dissimulation, and when they meet again their conversation keeps the Native tone.

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.

To lose or to waste an opportunity will result in grief and sorrow.

Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?

An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

The reason you should go to Las Vegas is because, for only the second time, the second time, ever, they have rebuilt Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s back!! And you have the opportunity to see it before it turns to salt. And you wanna get out there before the Christian Right finds out what we’re up to and shits all over it.

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.

Luck to me is something else. Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

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