Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Opportunity often comes in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.
Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
When minds are one, what is far comes near.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
We 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.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
Through the doors of perception
Down the corridors of uncertainty
Into the room of self doubt
Opens the window of opportunity.
I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Success lulls us into complacency and sometimes even arrogance.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.
Always act in such a way that further possibilities arise.
There is no security on this earth: there is only opportunity.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Out of chaos comes opportunity.
Serendipity is too important to be left to chance.
Never, ever rest on your laurels. Today's laurels are tomorrow's compost.