Thoughtful quotes about opportunity and opportunities in life.

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opportunity and opportunities in life

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." (Frances Bacon, Essays)

"God makes opportunities but he expects us to hunt for them." (Author Unknown)

"The greatest opportunities occur during depressed and discouraging periods, but it is very difficult to recognize them at such times." (Author Unknown)

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." (Henry J. Kaiser)

"Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life." (Thomas Henry Huxley)

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." (Benjamin Disraeli)

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are...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." (George Bernard Shaw)

"We are continually faced with great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." (Author unknown)

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." (Henry Ford)

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Staff, H. (2008, November 18). Opportunity, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

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