Quotes and Sayings about Opportunity



"Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Knowledge, Opportunity, Numbers)

"The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Feet)

"On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Opportunity)

"There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Opportunity, Queen)

"But the truth of the matter is that there is there is an opportunity for them to participate in the economic and political future of the country and certainly in the security life of the country."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Life, Truth, Opportunity, Country, Future, Security)

"I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Love, Education, Opportunity, Help, Kids, School)

"Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Opportunity)

"If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Career, Difference, Singing)

"Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Men, Opportunity, Houses)

"In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Fear, Opportunity, Opinion, Problems)

"Making this movie was a great opportunity for me to explore high-definition. I'm glad I got to see what the challenges are, what makes it better. It works wonderfully."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Opportunity)

"Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

"Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful even if it was just vicariously."
- Joan Allen
(Related: Opportunity, Acting)

"To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

"I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Respect)

"But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?"
- Luther Allison
(Related: Opportunity, Popular)

"The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Talk, World)

"We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Music, People, Opportunity, Being, Cliches)

"I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)

"For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Family, Opportunity, Canada, Land, Relatives)

"Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

"I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Opportunity, Country, Talking)

"Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn't have the opportunity to do them."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Opportunity, Ideas, Now)

"Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalise on it."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Will)

"Things are changing. I've been training since I was 9 years old to stretch my wings as an actor dramatically, but have never really been afforded the opportunity to show that."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Old, Training, Years)

"You can't always wait for the guys at the top. Every manager at every level in the organization has an opportunity, big or small, to do something. Every manager's got some sphere of autonomy. Don't pass the buck up the line."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Manager, Opportunity)

"I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Change, Opportunity, Hope, Day, Reading)

"I don't know that I can give a definitive answer to that, I can only say that if we create the right climate those who are producing those products will have the opportunity to move into a higher value product if changes are needed if we get this right."
- John Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Climate, Right, Value, Will)

"The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Opportunity, Public)

"Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Past, Right)

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Opportunity, Girls)

"Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Opportunity, Iraq, Security)

"I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

"I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point."
- Shiri Appleby
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Name)

"Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: Opportunity, Eyes, Media, Politicians, Present, Right, Style)

"Our planes should be full, which among other things means we have a golden opportunity... to build on the momentum reflected in the financial results we are reporting today."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Opportunity, Financial, Results, Today)

"I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Opportunity, Character)

"Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)

"I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Commerce, Open)

"But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

"To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

"I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Chance, Conservation, Country, President)

"It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

"To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Opportunity, Action, America, Congress, Help, Republican, Security, Trade, Workers)

"I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Opportunity, Company)

"For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

"Opportunity makes a thief."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Opportunity)

"A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Opportunity, Man)

"Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Opportunity, America, Rest, Sense, World)

"I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job."
- Donovan Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

"And if you had an, an opportunity to have a hot meal, you did. That was the cook. But you didn't stop and say, This is dinnertime and Oh wait it's five o'clock, it's time to eat for supper."
- Howard Bailey
(Related: Time, Opportunity)

"Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Garden, Plants, Will)

"Luck? 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."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Luck)

"Ability is of little account without opportunity."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Opportunity, Ability)

"I'm very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There's so much opportunity. Let's just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Employees)

"If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain, or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity, I would always be keen to do it. I loved the countryside."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Opportunity)

"Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Opportunity, Creativity, Growth, Chaos, World)

"I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Shakespeare)

"It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Travel, Opportunity, Rain, Will)

"Having the opportunity to follow the market frequently gives you the opportunity to see if you need to reevaluate your portfolio. But reevaluating your portfolio shouldn't trigger a sell signal so frequently."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Opportunity)

"I think the value of venues like CNBC is that they give investors an opportunity to reevaluate the situation minute by minute, but maybe we don't need to follow the market so closely."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Opportunity, Value)

"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, Talent, Opportunity, Successful)

"The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Opportunity, Achievement, Film)

"I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script."
- Angela Bassett
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Thinking)

"I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Crisis, Deep)

"It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Opportunity, Career, Friends, Lies, World)

"It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Day, First, Now, World)

"Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there's the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it's a good thing for society."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Hope, Projects)

"The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Opportunity)

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Opportunity)

"At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Opportunity, Enthusiasm, Giving, Instinct, Profession)

"In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Opportunity, America, Budgets, Europe, Purity)

"The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Opportunity, Progress, Dignity, Security)

"Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Opportunity, Departure)

"Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

"I love playing Jim. I love working with this cast and the opportunity to come back and work with them again was just way too appealing for me. Also, I think this is a great way to wrap up the franchise."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Love, Work, Opportunity)

"You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Opportunity, Cities, Fire, Friends)

"When you share work, and you have the opportunity of seeing people you like doing what they do best, and you also interchange socially with them, it's very addictive."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity)

"The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London."
- James W. Black
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, College, Independence, London, Research)

"Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Politics, Trust, People, Opportunity, Decisions)

"Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Caution, Inaction)

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

"Film provides an opportunity to marry the power of ideas with the power of images."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Ideas, Film)

"Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity)

"The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things."
- John Boehner
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

"The owner of the New York Yankees, Mr. George Steinbrenner who I had the greatest respect for, I want to thank him for giving me the opportunity to win that special ring in 1996."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Opportunity, Giving, Respect, Want)

"Ability is nothing without opportunity."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Nothing)

"I had an opportunity with Baltimore to make it to the World Series, and that didn't happen."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Opportunity, World)

"Living in this manner also gave them the opportunity to locate targets and develop methods of attack that would make the most impact on the population, infrastructure, and governments of these areas."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Opportunity, Living, Population)

"Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Lie, Opportunity, Ideas, Waiting)

"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Freedom)

"The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Equality, Time, Opportunity, Values, March, Washington, Years)

"I didn't do this for the President. When I had this opportunity, not only was it work, but it was something that I could do, as an actor, for the victims and their families. Something I could give back."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actor, President, Victims)

"It is a great compliment to go out and be recognized. Although, because I basically go home and go to work, there isn't much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Home, Work, Opportunity, Compliment)

"It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Opportunity, Help, Want)

"I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Work, Time, Opportunity, Comedy, Risk)

"The whole thing about acting, the draw for me, is the opportunity to do things you don't get to do in real life."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Acting)

"Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy... in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature."
- David Brin
(Related: Nature, Opportunity, Fun)

"Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally.That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)

"In 2005 we have a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a modern Marshall plan for the developing world."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Opportunity, World)

"Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Technology, Work, Family, Opportunity, America, Destiny, Guidance, Leisure, Sense, Will)

"When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I've found it hard to read as much as I'd like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Children, Pets, Reason)

"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Dance, Opportunity)

"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Opportunity, Nothing)

"Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise."
- Kobe Bryant
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Pressure)

"It's nice to have the opportunity to play for so much money, but it's nicer to win it."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Money, Opportunity, Play)

"We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Opportunity, Giving, Now, Vietnam)

"I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had."
- Ken Buck
(Related: Men, Women, Opportunity, College, Country, Economy, Future, Grandparents, Jobs, Kids)

"I was young and felt like it was opportunity 'cause they were moving units back then on the underground scene."
- Young Buck
(Related: Opportunity)

"When there's an opportunity to do more, we must."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Opportunity)

"I still consider it a summer job, though. So, I try to maintain that summer job as long as I can. But it's exciting to be able to have the opportunity to do things I always dreamed of as a kid."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Summer)

"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Development, America, Training)

"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Opportunity)

"Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Jobs, Principles, Training)

"We all know that change is inevitable. It provides us with a challenge and an opportunity to grow and improve and to attract new members with new ideas."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: Change, Opportunity, Ideas, Challenge)

"We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed and approved over-the-counter option that can help people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet."
- Steve Burton
(Related: Diet, People, Opportunity, First, Help, Weight)

"You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Race, Right, Today)

"Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

"But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and viable center for commerce and industry, for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Opportunity, Commerce)

"I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Chicago, Community, Confidence, Future, Spirit)

"Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, People, Opportunity, Freedom, Will)

"It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Friendship, Time, Peace, Opportunity, Nations, Respect, United, Will)

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Death, Life, People, Opportunity, Security, Thinking)

"But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life."
- George Cadbury
(Related: Family, Life, Thought, Opportunity, Garden, Man, Will)

"Spending time at the Federal Reserve was a good learning opportunity for me. It helped me to understand economic philosophies and polices that I had not previously known about."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Learning)

"From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Success, Idea, Opportunity, Fortune, Importance, May)

"I loved the opportunity to play for the Yankees, too."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Opportunity, Play)

"This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it."
- Al Capone
(Related: Opportunity, American, Capitalism, Will)

"And I had a big opportunity with Richard Brooks, The Professionals, which is really a magnificent movie."
- Claudia Cardinale
(Related: Opportunity, Brooks, professionals)

"I worked for some very good people who have helped me along the way and actually enabled me to have the opportunity to be selected to join the Astronaut Corps."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: People, Opportunity)

"Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

"These ivy league students are in the upper echelon of the college boards and had great opportunity in front of them regardless of where they go to college. Its in their very nature and it is something they expect."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Nature, Opportunity, College, Ivy, Students)

"When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself."
- Edgar Cayce
(Related: Opportunity)

"Yet in all those cases I finally steeled myself to seize the opportunity, and find a way to muddle through and eventually conclude that I had, in fact, chosen the right path, as risky as it seemed at the time."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Fact, Right)

"The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Opportunity, Community)

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."
- Kyle Chandler
(Related: Opportunity)

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Government, Happiness, Men, Work, Opportunity, Office)

"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Giving, Parents, Play, Soccer, Years)

"So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Hope, Will)

"Showtime has given new, young filmmakers - black, white, across the board - an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Opportunity, Actors, Want)

"Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Technology, Opportunity, Clients, Numbers, Software)

"They missed a great opportunity to shut up."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Opportunity)

"If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Love, Idea, Opportunity)

"The government needs to help those in need, but members of Congress shouldn't take advantage of the situation and use a national tragedy as an opportunity to spend taxpayer dollars on their pet projects."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Government, Pet, Opportunity, Congress, Help, Needs, Projects, Tragedy)

"But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: People, Opportunity, Thinking)

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Opportunity, Difficulty)

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Opportunity, Difficulty)

"I've got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don't know what it does to you, I don't really know."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: God, Talent, Opportunity)

"Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: Change, Life, Love, Opportunity, Force)

"After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure."
- Stanley Clarke
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Play, Song, Years)

"It was an exciting time for me personally because the number of times I've been to the playoffs, that was the opportunity to obtain the first ring. That was special, that's for sure."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Time, Opportunity, First)

"I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Love, Work, Dreams, Opportunity, College, Fact, Kids, Trying)

"There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, People, Opportunity, Freedom, Help, Information, Poverty, Today, Want)

"I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies - smart electrical grids and electrical vehicles."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Opportunity, states, United, World)

"Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Opportunity)

"We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Opportunity, Benefits, Help, Obligation, Today)

"Quite simply the Games are the biggest opportunity sport in this country has ever had. It is one that we must not squander."
- Sebastian Coe
(Related: Opportunity, Country, Games)

"The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: People, Opportunity, Acting, Mistakes, Opinions)

"Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to."
- Ethan Coen
(Related: Design, Movies, Opportunity, Ambition, Being)

"It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Opportunity, Class, College, Curriculum, School, Will)

"There is a real opportunity right now as parents and grandparents to come up with a plan that leaves our kids with something better than we have; that is, an opportunity to own, build, and grow a nest egg of their own."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Opportunity, Grandparents, Kids, Now, Right)

"As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!"
- Robert Collier
(Related: Opportunity, May)

"Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Opportunity, Lies, Right, Service)

"Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than waiting around like a library book waiting to be loaned out."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Opportunity, Career, Waiting)

"I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct, naivete and opportunity."
- Jeffrey Combs
(Related: Opportunity, Acting, Instinct)

"I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work."
- Kevin Conroy
(Related: Love, Music, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Actors, Animation, Voice)

"Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Opportunity, Name)

"Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Time, Opportunity)

"I grew up in a big Irish, Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Dad, Home, Time, Work, Family, Opportunity, Brothers, Irish, Pretty)

"Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Opportunity, Earth)

"Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him, but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity. So it was kind of a fair deal."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: People, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Congress, Nation, Order)

"You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Opportunity, Fact, Reputation, Summer)

"And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Jazz, Years)

"Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Disguise)

"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Man, Reason, Right)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Opportunity, Artists, Song, Songs, Tribute)

"The judge decided in this case that both the state and the defense would have the opportunity to respond to certain kinds of press. This is one such instance."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Opportunity, Defense, Press, State)

"I don't think Amber taped Scott or testified for money, but the opportunity certainly presented itself. It makes me a bit uncomfortable, but at least she never sold the story before trial to the tabloids."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Money, Opportunity)

"Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Opportunity, First, Space)

"We have pledged ourselves, and of this the United Nations of the world are witness, to give the fullest opportunity for attainment of self-government by India as soon as hostilities are over. I repeat that that is beyond doubt."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Opportunity, Doubt, Nations, Self, United, World)

"Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Opportunity, Living, Motives, Rudeness)

"To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, American, Americans, Independence, Promise, Prosperity)

"I'm really happy with Elektra, I don't have anything bad to say about them at all. I always knew a major label was the right place for me to be. I never really had an opportunity to go to an independent label anyway."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Opportunity, Right)

"Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Opportunity, Errors, Judgment, Magic, Physics, Practice)

"Igby was a really good opportunity for me to grow up. The cast was great."
- Kieran Culkin
(Related: Opportunity)

"I think it's a tremendous opportunity, particularly given the complexion of the overall voter structure in California. It's very hard for a Republican to get elected."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Opportunity, Republican)

"Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Movies, Success, Life, Opportunity, Career, Now, Painting)

"Every week it's another opportunity to really make that work and figure out how to make it work better. And I love that it's like theater, too, and the audience, and it's so short. It's only 20 minutes. It's like a haiku or something."
- Joan Cusack
(Related: Love, Work, Opportunity, Theater)

"The whole thing was done for internal political reasons to galvanize and unify the country against the Americans, and if they hadn't had that immediate opportunity they would have found another one."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Opportunity, Americans, Country)

"I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It's what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I'm really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can't wait for our fans to see and I'm looking forward to the "Hannah Montana" movie that will be out in the spring."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: People, Opportunity, Fans, Montana, Spring, Will)

"Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Control, Circumstances, Decisions, Feeling)

"Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be - and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Fact, Now, states, United, World)

"There's no one actor in particular that I want to model my career after, except for the people who have been able to keep their career varied and who choose things that interest them. That opportunity is all I really want."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: People, Opportunity, Actor, Career, Interest, Want)

"People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about - the economy, education and health care."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Education, Health, People, Opportunity, Care, Economy, National security)

"You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you."
- Clive Davis
(Related: Opportunity)

"There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music."
- Jim Davis
(Related: Music, Art, Life, Opportunity, Focus, Loss, Writing)

"There is something I feel when I animate something; you can never really understand the character you're animating unless you've had the opportunity to turn it around. Once you've done that, you know it is a three-dimensional object."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Opportunity, Character)

"That's always something that's really important for an actor - to find an opportunity to do a scene where there is a moment like that, where you manage to connect with everyone."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Opportunity, Actor)

"Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party... unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Parliament, Party)

"For the last 3 years, we have celebrated National Nurses Week. Beginning on May 6, we will once again have the opportunity to truly commend the nursing community for their contributions to our national health delivery system."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Health, Opportunity, Beginning, Community, May, Nurses, Will, Years)

"When I found this opportunity to answer the ad, I got the job and I've been there ever since."
- Dan DeCarlo
(Related: Opportunity, Job)

"It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Opportunity, Curiosity, Difference)

"Because I was successful over the years, I never had the opportunity to do the stuff I really wanted."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Years)

"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness."
- John Dewey
(Related: Happiness, Opportunity, Key)

"Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Opportunity)

"If you only do little clusters - three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another - you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief."
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Related: Opportunity, Mind, Songs)

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Opportunity)

"One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Success, Opportunity, Man)

"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Opportunity)

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Success, Opportunity, Man)

"The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Success, Opportunity)

"I don't think I ever set my goals that high. As a kid growing up I just wanted an opportunity to race and to be able to make a living doing it. It just came together."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Opportunity, Goals, Growing up, Living, Race)

"By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Opportunity, Economy, Job, Meeting, Nation, Needs, Prosperity)

"Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century."
- John Doerr
(Related: Opportunity)

"Green technologies - going green - is bigger than the Internet. It could be the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century."
- John Doerr
(Related: Opportunity, Internet)

"I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It's not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity."
- Ray Dolby
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Desire)

"If you had the opportunity and some talent, there was no way you couldn't progress, because it was an open market. There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Talent, Opportunity, Progress, Advertising, Open, World)

"When when my first feature opportunity came along, I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Opportunity, First)

"Now is the time to draw a clean, clear, bright line and say if you are engaging in speech over the Internet you do not have to check with your lawyer or your accountant. You are a free American, and you have the opportunity to engage in free speech over the Internet."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Time, Opportunity, American, Free speech, Internet, Now)

"There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Opportunity, Benefits, Care, Country, Job, Security)

"All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Children, Country, Jobs)

"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Opportunity, Today)

"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Change, Opportunity)

"At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade."
- Arnie Duncan
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Financial, Banks, College, Depression, Nation, Risk, Students)

"We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Opportunity, First, Laws, May, Spring)

"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Love, Opportunity, Living)

"I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work. I don't really focus on celebrity status."
- George Dzundza
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Celebrity, Focus)

"The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning, Fact)

"I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: People, Opportunity, Criticism, Film, Giving, Internet, Self)

"I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that opportunity, I was blessed with the honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Chance, Fame, Honor)

"There is far more opportunity than there is ability."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Opportunity, Ability)

"The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Reason)

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity)

"Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

"Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Financial, Building, Healthcare, Schools, Security)

"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Development)

"It's hard to get a film, you know, you need a very special film to be able to get that experimental. But, I would love to see that happen. I would love the opportunity to be more experimental than I am."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Love, Opportunity, Film)

"Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity."
- George Eliot
(Related: Opportunity, Cruelty, Motive, Vice)

"The educator and the public need to have an opportunity to discuss why certain art is important."
- David Elliott
(Related: Art, Opportunity, Public)

"The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me."
- Sam Elliott
(Related: Work, Opportunity)

"I felt that if there wasn't going to be a good opportunity, then I would just go back to second units which I love, keep working with great directors, keep learning and knowing that the opportunity would come when the time was right."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Time, Love, Opportunity, Learning, Right)

"I would hope this experience would help me if that NFL opportunity were to arise. But I also know that it's a totally different league. There's a lot more to it."
- John Elway
(Related: Experience, Opportunity, Hope, Help)

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Opportunity, Crisis, Waste)

"No great man ever complains of want of opportunity."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Opportunity, Man, Want)

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, God, Opportunity)

"America is another name for opportunity."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Opportunity, America, Name)

"Scientists have stated that embryonic stem cells provide the best opportunity for devising unique treatments of these serious diseases since, unlike adult stem cells, they may be induced to develop into any type of cell."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Opportunity, May, Scientists)

"I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?"
- Omar Epps
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Preparation)

"My visit to the United States has also given me the opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples, scholars and businessmen."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Opportunity, American, states, United, Visit)

"The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Truth, Opportunity)

"The Olympics are coming... and it's a big problem in American politics, because the problem with holding the Olympics this fall is that we're all going to be focused on the Olympics, and it makes that window of opportunity for Gore to win the election that much smaller."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Politics, Opportunity, American)

"This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa, so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Home, Travel, Opportunity, Americans, Country, First, Talk, Visit)

"But, we have had the debate in our country now for a number of years as to whether or not free trade agreements are good for economic growth and economic opportunity in creating jobs and lifting people out of poverty."
- Donald Evans
(Related: People, Opportunity, Growth, Country, Debate, Jobs, Now, Poverty, Trade, Years)

"Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity."
- Richard L. Evans
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Courage, Will)

"I'm working harder now than ever before. I couldn't turn down the BBC job because I've never been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before!"
- Adam Faith
(Related: People, Opportunity, Job, Killing, Now)

"That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Dancing, Famous)

"Feminists have confused opportunity with outcome."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Opportunity)

"The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' It is the right thing to do. Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Time, Sex, Opportunity, American, Country, Race, Right)

"Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is."
- Bob Feller
(Related: Life, Success, Opportunity, Baseball, Day, Yesterday)

"I expected to get drafted. I knew that I wouldn't get drafted on that first day due to the fact that not a lot of people had the opportunity to see me play much."
- Nick Ferguson
(Related: People, Opportunity, Day, Fact, First, Play)

"I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Opportunity, Research)

"A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment."
- Marshall Field
(Related: Opportunity, Control, Circumstances, Exercise, Judgment, Man)

"Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Opportunity, Courtship, Flattery)

"Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Thought, Opportunity, Action, Want)

"I used to get 15-20 bunt hits a season. Now, I'm down to five or six. Infielders still play me in, but I'm always looking if the opportunity is there."
- Steve Finley
(Related: Opportunity, Now, Play)

"I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Opportunity, Debt, Tax, Income)

"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."
- John Fischer
(Related: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)

"So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize - yours, not anybody else's."
- Roberta Flack
(Related: Opportunity, Eyes)

"Man's extremity is God's opportunity."
- John Flavel
(Related: God, Opportunity, Man)

"We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate. In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single most important thing we can do to create opportunity."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: People, Opportunity, Fact, Tax, Income, Kentucky, Will)

"My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Opportunity, Vision, Kentucky)

"Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Education, Opportunity)

"I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Care, Community, Needs, School)

"The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Opportunity, Ideals, Reality, Republican, Talk)

"To me, success is choice and opportunity."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Choice)

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Failure)

"The only thing worse than an opportunity you don't deserve is blowing an opportunity."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Opportunity)

"I wouldn't have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn't do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Opportunity)

"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."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Fulfillment, Mission, Vocation)

"I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Travel, Work, Opportunity, Chance, Vietnam)

"Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Dreams, Opportunity, Action, Envy, Will)

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Opportunity, Strength, Youth)

"All the directors that I've had the opportunity to work with are fantastic."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Work, Opportunity)

"Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Inspiration)

"Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Education, Quality, Opportunity)

"I like the opportunity to make films."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Opportunity)

"The European Union, which is not directly responsible to voters, provides an irresistible opportunity for European elites to seize power in order to impose their own vision on a newly socially regimented Europe."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Vision, Europe, Order)

"I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Travel, Work, People, Opportunity, Company, World)

"No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: People, Opportunity, First, Police, Responsibility)

"The opportunity for an entrepreneur to start a company from scratch today is abysmal."
- David Geffen
(Related: Opportunity, Company, Today)

"This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn't have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves - technology and biscuits."
- Lou Gerstner
(Related: Technology, Work, Opportunity)

"FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove on TV that I could play the piano."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Opportunity, Play)

"I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Work, Talent, Opportunity, Encouraging, Day, Tomorrow)

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's - it's - and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Day, Practice, Tolerance)

"Mobile entertainment is a huge opportunity. We are committed to mobile just as much as we are to PCs."
- Rob Glaser
(Related: Opportunity, Entertainment)

"It is my really sincere desire that we get an opportunity to play long enough for people to really grab on and become fans, because I think it's a great project."
- Ron Glass
(Related: People, Opportunity, Desire, Fans, Play, Project)

"I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project."
- Ron Glass
(Related: Funny, Opportunity, Project)

"Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Opportunity, Talk)

"When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity."
- James Goldsmith
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Man)

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Luck, Man, Sense, Smile)

"I don't know if I would've had the opportunity to be on 'Wizards of Waverly Place' if it weren't for my heritage. I realize everybody wants what they don't have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what's on the outside!"
- Selena Gomez
(Related: Opportunity, Day, End)

"We respect the role of the Senate. We respect the authority of the Senate to look at the qualifications of Judge Roberts, and at the end of the day I'm optimistic that if given a fair hearing and a fair opportunity, that he will be confirmed."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Opportunity, Authority, Day, End, Hearing, Respect, Senate, Will)

"Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: People, Opportunity, Kids, Living, Wage, Wages)

"A lot of times I go back to record and to make a tour, but I'm very happy to do it, because it gives me an opportunity to dig and hear what's going on."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Opportunity)

"Travelling to different countries is a goal. I wouldn't mind playing huge places if we got an opportunity to, but it's nice to play small places too. Fish was saying yesterday that he doesn't ever want to play stadiums, or maybe he would once, he said."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Opportunity, Goal, Countries, Fish, Mind, Play, Saying, Want, Yesterday)

"I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that. I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Opportunity, Play, Taste, Trying)

"Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, Denial, Lying)

"One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Time, Opportunity)

"I feel real ownership in this show. I feel very invested in it. I care very much about it. I don't feel any more like a hired hand, you know? It's a strange feeling - I feel personally responsible for how the story goes. What happens. What the weaknesses are. And so in a way, some of the changes gave me an opportunity to have a voice in a different way."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Opportunity, Care, Feeling, Ownership, Voice)

"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Economy, Expectation, Reality, School, Students, Succeed, Tools)

"Let's take a timeout. Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy new strategies into the marketplace."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Opportunity)

"If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It's a process of innovation."
- Jerry Greenfield
(Related: Opportunity, Innovation, Mind, Open)

"We need to take advantage of the opportunity we have now to create a vision and become great."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Opportunity, Vision, Now)

"Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Education, People, Opportunity, Hope, World)

"I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs, to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult."
- Nanci Griffith
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Songs, Tribute)

"It was a lovely opportunity for the first time in my whole career to stand up and thank people who are really responsible for me getting to realize my dreams."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Dreams, Time, People, Opportunity, Career, First)

"The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Football, Problems)

"A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Time, Opportunity, Buddhism, Rebirth, Spiritual)

"No, one of the great things about my three-year deal is that it's year-round. They've offered me an opportunity to cover a lot of things in the offseason, too."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Opportunity)

"Nancy Lopez has always been a role model of mine... so to have the opportunity to play for her and spend time with her has been amazing."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Play)

"Opportunity knocked. My doorman threw him out."
- Adrienne Gusoff
(Related: Opportunity)

"I think the Lower East Side inspires me. That whole neighborhood, a lot of the people that I worked with, seeing what we've gone through in life, being given an opportunity to understand who I am; my identity, my culture, and my roots."
- Luis Guzman
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Being, Culture, Identity)

"I also couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the same movie as Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close."
- Lukas Haas
(Related: Opportunity)

"Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, Opportunity, Defense, Energy, Foreign policy, Interest, Needs, Open, Support, Will, Windows)

"Many times, people attack the well-to-do people. They see an opportunity."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: People, Opportunity)

"The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Learning, Potential)

"Unfortunately, I ended up kind of getting sadly duped, in a way. I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Opportunity, Now, Play, Years)

"I'm thankful to get the opportunity to direct. I hope I don't mess it up."
- Mark Harmon
(Related: Opportunity, Hope)

"Well, I want to do The Music Man. I think it's an amazing opportunity, but I think that they are probably looking at major movie stars right now, and I don't blame them."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Blame, Man, Now, Right, Stars, Want)

"I still don't consider myself as going Hollywood. I did a movie because the opportunity presented itself and it was fun. When everything stops being fun, I'll go onto something else."
- Colleen Haskell
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Fun, Hollywood)

"I wish I knew what was next. I got this movie without planning to. I'm really excited to be continuing in film because it's a great job but I have my portfolio and resume for any other opportunity."
- Colleen Haskell
(Related: Opportunity, Film, Job, Planning)

"The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people."
- Mark Hatfield
(Related: Faith, People, Opportunity, Christian, Nothing, Right, Understanding)

"What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Nations, Taste)

"We should have won this one. I think it is a lost opportunity."
- Jimmy Haynes
(Related: Opportunity)

"Not only did I get to play with these great international musicians, but I also had the opportunity to jam with the local celebrities in Toronto, people like the Walsh Brothers, David Wilcox, Kim Mitchell and the like. It was a great learning experience."
- Jeff Healey
(Related: Experience, People, Opportunity, Brothers, Learning, Musicians, Play)

"We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Life, Opportunity)

"We're all dealt with the same hand here, so to speak. I feel like I've had it a lot better than most people. I've had the opportunity to travel and play music all my life."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Life, Music, Travel, People, Opportunity, Play)

"America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Power, Leader, People, Opportunity, Hope, America, Freedom, Labor)

"We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper. We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to pursue the American dream. And then, we must get out of the way."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, American, Tools)

"For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma."
- Brad Henry
(Related: God, Opportunity, Values, Children, Jobs, Potential, Right)

"Comics as art. I do comics as comics, and my opportunity to tell stories. Simple. Basic. Let the characters have the excitement, not the package. That's where I come from."
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: Art, Opportunity, Excitement)

"Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it."
- John Hersey
(Related: History, Opportunity, Fiction, Journalism)

"I was just absolutely exhausted. The media said I've been treated for a nervous breakdown. All that stuff I just took as people taking the opportunity when you're down to give you a kick."
- John Hewson
(Related: People, Opportunity, Media)

"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Opportunity, May, Now, Right)

"Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Misfortune)

"I look at the film as an opportunity to see some bountifully creative minds do something that I could not do - tell the story with images. I can't wait to see what they do."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Opportunity, Film)

"By channeling my inner heiress, I created a new opportunity for young heiresses."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Opportunity)

"Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Healing)

"Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard, bristling Indian tribes?"
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: Opportunity, Genocide, Land, Old)

"The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Act, Europe, Help, Magic, Mission, Sense)

"We live in a democracy. We have this extraordinary opportunity to use our mind and say what we think, speak as we think. Sometimes what we say is objectionable to other people. But that is part of a free society."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Society, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Mind)

"Accordingly, it is our task to ensure that the Government formulates policies that foster the continued development of the IT sector while also providing for citizens' access to technology and opportunity for economic advancement."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Technology, Opportunity, Development)

"I have been privileged to have the opportunity to work with many of African American fraternal and social organizations that are active in my congressional district. They all do important work that makes a tangible difference to the quality of life in our community."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, Opportunity, African, American, Community, Difference)

"It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: People, Opportunity, Expectations)

"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self."
- Ted Hughes
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Connection, Fishing, Living, Meditation, Self, World)

"For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do. I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity."
- Chad Hugo
(Related: Opportunity, American, Trying)

"While I have some regrets that this is my last opportunity to deliver a State of the State address, I appreciate and am humbled by the opportunities this great state has given me."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Opportunity, State)

"I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that."
- John Hume
(Related: Opportunity, Difference, Difficulties, Violence)

"Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Change, Life, Opportunity, Adventure, Old)

"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Land, Sun)

"If someone wants to sticker a record for whatever reason, that's fine. But once it affects someone's opportunity to, you know, get that record, then I have a problem with it."
- Scott Ian
(Related: Opportunity, Reason)

"Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Opportunity, Gentleman, Prayer)

"More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Machine, Right)

"The people of Iraq are grateful for what the people of the United States of America and our armed forces and our coalition forces are giving them the opportunity to do."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Giving, Iraq, states, United)

"We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: History, Opportunity, American, Communism, Democracy, Fighting, Focus, Occupation)

"I have not fully had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of cameras in the courtroom."
- Lance Ito
(Related: Opportunity, Evaluate)

"When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Opportunity, Open)

"I've had more of an opportunity to work with Katie Holmes, which is incredibly enjoyable. I think she is really one of the best actresses on the market right now. She forces you to bring your best stuff to the table, because if you don't, she just completely overpowers you."
- Joshua Jackson
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Now, Right)

"If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?"
- Maynard Jackson
(Related: Opportunity, Action)

"If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it."
- Samuel L. Jackson
(Related: Opportunity, Voice)

"Every person who is offered a knighthood has the opportunity to say yes or no. You get a letter from the Prime Minister saying you've been recommended for a knighthood and there are two little boxes, one says yes, one says no."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Opportunity, Saying)

"It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work."
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Related: Art, Work, Opportunity, Fish)

"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."
- William James
(Related: Opportunity, Character, Maxims, May)

"If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota's kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it's been phenomenal for South Dakota."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Company, Kids)

"So people ought to be free to leave here, but there ought to be opportunity for them to come home."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Home, People, Opportunity)

"I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Chance, Will)

"We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"I was really excited to have the opportunity to make Fiddler."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Opportunity)

"When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Opportunity, Name, Understanding)

"But it really wasn't until three to four years later, when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations, and comparisons with other fossil discoveries, that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Opportunity, Comparisons, Years)

"As an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to go on a number of archeological digs. So I had experience excavating, digging up remains of ancient Indian villages in the Midwest and in the Southwest."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Experience, Opportunity)

"For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to 'mince about' was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!"
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actors)

"Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Time, Work, Business, Opportunity, Common sense, Conversation, Republicans)

"It's better to get smart than to get mad. I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds."
- John H. Johnson
(Related: Change, People, Opportunity, Will)

"We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Society, Opportunity)

"We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: People, Opportunity, Open)

"Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Education, Opportunity)

"Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Education, Men, Opportunity, Blind, Fact, Justice, Race, Will)

"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best."
- Michael Johnson
(Related: Life, Work, Opportunity, Being, Hard work, Marathon, Moments)

"Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Opportunity, May)

"The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people - 9 to 14 years old - take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be more active."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Health, Fitness, People, Opportunity, Kids, Old, Years)

"It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field - we just went from one sport to the next, year-round."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Time, People, Opportunity, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Kids, Play)

"So I had the opportunity to do what the kids in the Hershey program do, except that the Hershey program lets them do it on such a larger scale, with the regional and national competitions."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Opportunity, Kids)

"Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Opportunity, Courage, May)

"To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Art, Life, Opportunity)

"I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area."
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Vote, Will)

"There should be a moral principle there that says, let's green the ghetto first. Let's go to those communities where they have the least ability to pay for that retrofit and make sure they get that help, make sure they get that support. And give the young people standing on those corners the opportunity to put down those handguns and pick up some caulking guns and be a part of the solution."
- Van Jones
(Related: People, Opportunity, Ability, First, Help, Solution, Support)

"Don't get too comfortable with who you are at any given time - you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Time, Opportunity, May, Want)

"One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Opportunity, Lies)

"To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Legal, People, Opportunity, Honor, Integrity, Measure, Office, Skill, Tradition)

"Trouble is only an opportunity in work clothes."
- Henry J. Kaiser
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Clothes, Trouble)

"I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn't much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Love, Time, Opportunity, Character, Career, Play, Television)

"The Martha Stewart trial makes clear how far women have risen in the business world. America can be proud of our equal-opportunity prosecution and conviction."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Business, Women, America, Conviction, World)

"The movies that made me want to make movies were action movies, and thrillers, and Kurosawa films, you know, where you have an opportunity every day to shoot it in an unusual way. I was looking for something like that."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Movies, Opportunity, Action, Day, Want)

"It seems to me that a kind of thinking which is not technocratic has an opportunity for a renaissance in this country."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Opportunity, Country, Thinking)

"I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Opportunity, Comedy, Production)

"I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity to accept this distinguished honor in a country so devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful chapter in world development."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, Opportunity, Development, Cause, Country, Honor, Value, World)

"Wherever there's opportunity, the mafia will be there."
- Johnny Kelly
(Related: Opportunity, Will)

"I'd love to have the opportunity to sing in a Disney movie."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Love, Opportunity, Disney)

"I just want the opportunity to continue to do great films, play great characters and work with great people."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Play, Want)

"When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: People, Opportunity, Jobs, Ownership, Property)

"Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Opportunity, Republicans, Words)

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Opportunity, Danger, Word)

"All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Opportunity, World)

"I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Happiness, Health, People, Opportunity, Goals, Want)

"Despite the amazing diversity we're blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions."
- Steve Kerr
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, Country, Diversity, Kids, Schools)

"A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Love, Opportunity, Film, Talk, World)

"Procrastination is opportunity's assassin."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Opportunity, Procrastination)

"Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed."
- Mwai Kibaki
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Greed, Privilege)

"I actually turned down an opportunity for a private interview with Adolph Hitler."
- Dorothy Kilgallen
(Related: Opportunity)

"In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Opportunity, America, Land, President, Rhetoric)

"Men still get a lot more opportunity. It is still a big part of the old boy network. They have more companies they can get money from."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Men, Money, Opportunity, Network, Old)

"That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Money, Power, Opportunity, Choice, Question)

"Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways."
- Richard King
(Related: Opportunity, Present, Reality)

"We should all have the opportunity to express what we want to express."
- Richard King
(Related: Opportunity, Want)

"From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems - democracy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Opportunity, Communism, Democracy, Suffering)

"The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Business, Imagination, Opportunity, Challenge, Lies, Painting)

"Inside of every problem lies an opportunity."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Opportunity, Lies)

"Once the World Cup preparations begin there will hardly be an opportunity to do so, since we'll have to put all our energy into the team. We coaches have a list of priorities and dealing with the media isn't in the top five."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Opportunity, Coaches, Energy, Media, Priorities, Will, World)

"It's well known by now that I had a special need to get Maureen's goat when ever the opportunity presented itself. I was a boy and she was the enemy... a girl."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Opportunity, Enemy, Now)

"We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity."
- Gladys Knight
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Chance, Responsibility, Want, Will)

"You're just so excited that you have this record deal or this movie opportunity that you don't stand up for yourself and say, This is what I want to do."
- Solange Knowles
(Related: Opportunity, Want)

"Well, an actor is an actor is actor, to paraphrase someone or other and the opportunity to work, to have a steady engagement, certainly seemed like an appealing concept to me."
- Walter Koenig
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actor)

"Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Time, Travel, Opportunity, Cities)

"Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination."
- Sofia Kovalevskaya
(Related: Imagination, Science, Opportunity, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Reality)

"Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Opportunity, Democracy)

"He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Opportunity, Praise, Will)

"I've worked with many directors, good ones and bad ones. So if I have a chance to work the good ones, I better put myself in their hands, and trust them, because that's my big opportunity to be different, and to be better than usual."
- Thomas Kretschmann
(Related: Trust, Work, Opportunity, Chance)

"Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we're equal."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Feeling)

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
- Irving Kristol
(Related: Equality, Opportunity, Democracy)

"I want people to be drawn into the space of the work. And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans. So I shoot for the window of opportunity."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Attention, Space, Want)

"Once you win a National Championship, how do you do that again? How do you get the passion to do that again? We won it again right away, the next year. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn't give myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Opportunity, Fact, First, Passion, Right)

"I think we need to look for any opening we can to avoid a war and we shouldn't pass up any opportunity for resolution."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: War, Opportunity, Resolution)

"The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Opportunity, Control, Pleasure, Understanding, World)

"Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers. We're happiness merchants - giving people the opportunity to dream like children."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Happiness, People, Dream, Opportunity, Children, Giving)

"More than anything else, we need in this society the opportunity for people to tell us what they think without being told that they're either dumb, or stupid, or uninformed."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Society, People, Opportunity, Being, Dumb)

"I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life."
- Wally Lamb
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Fiction, Limits)

"But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Patriotism, Opportunity, Bravery, Day, Past, Present, Veterans)

"A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public."
- Franklin Knight Lane
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Office, Public)

"He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue."
- Andrew Lang
(Related: Opportunity, Tongue)

"The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, states, World)

"Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Labor, State, states, World)

"Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Opportunity, Class, Congress, Favors, Tax, Middle class)

"Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Time, Opportunity)

"When you have the opportunity, you strike."
- Rod Laver
(Related: Opportunity)

"I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do."
- Martin Lawrence
(Related: God, Life, Opportunity, Vision, Blessings, Mistakes)

"That's my opportunity to hide behind that old lady and say what I want to say."
- Vicki Lawrence
(Related: Opportunity, Lady, Old, Want)

"This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Opportunity, Community, Crisis, Help)

"I've always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I've always said I'm very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful."
- Christopher Lee
(Related: Opportunity, Debt, World)

"We feel that, with Sidney, we have a great opportunity over the next few years to put a great team on the ice. We're prepared to lose some money along the way. Eventually we're going to need some help."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Money, Opportunity, Help, Years)

"So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to come in contact with Colin Matthews, through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of various music that was being recorded over there."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Being, Events)

"Especially in the realm of bringing an opportunity to do something creative to people, as I said, who wouldn't ordinarily have that opportunity. I think that's very important."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: People, Opportunity)

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Will)

"I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Opportunity)

"I chose Tennessee because I thought they'd give me an opportunity to play."
- Jamal Lewis
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Play)

"The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the important need to make higher education more affordable and easier to access for low and middle-income students."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Act, College, Students)

"We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Opportunity, Values, Economy, Freedom, Military, World)

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Being, Compromise, Man, Neighbors, Will)

"I do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Detail, Saying, Writer)

"It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: Fitness, Health, Love, Opportunity, Road)

"A window of opportunity for me usually involves a rock."
- Jay London
(Related: Opportunity)

"I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity - it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine."
- Nia Long
(Related: Opportunity, Actors)

"For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Day, Dress, Evening, Sky, Stars, Twilight, Youth)

"The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Sports, People, Opportunity, Positive, Games, Self)

"Believing that our greatest need is for the general public to be able to get better information, to have an opportunity to learn better the real issues of the less fortunate, we centered the activities of the Fairness Project on that."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Opportunity, Information, Project, Public)

"When I got a call from Los Angeles to do the Tonight Show, I considered it more of an inconvenience than an opportunity."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Opportunity)

"By furthering the use of ethanol, farmers are presented with the opportunity to produce a cash crop by collecting their agricultural wastes."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Opportunity)

"I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: People, Opportunity, Hope, Values, American, Democracy, Law, Majority, Responsibility, World)

"Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Opportunity, America, Students, World)

"Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story - the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world, and to spend more time there."
- David Lynch
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Television, World)

"The Beethoven Experience provided the opportunity to solidify the relationship between the Orchestra and me, the Orchestra and me and the public, between all of us and the city of New York, because Beethoven after all is a really amazing point of reference."
- Lorin Maazel
(Related: Experience, Opportunity, Public)

"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Opportunity, Earth, Security)

"The more commercial work that is happening, the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights, the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Drama, Production)

"Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes."
- Alice Foote MacDougall
(Related: Life, Success, Opportunity, Mind, Open)

"Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Opportunity, Tardiness)

"Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Opportunity, Difference, Entrepreneurs)

"Obviously, every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Opportunity)

"That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity."
- Lester Maddox
(Related: Opportunity, Greatness, American, Discrimination, Freedom, Inequality, Man)

"Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Opportunity, Will)

"I'm optimistic that we are actually seeing the opportunity of a generation being created in this."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Opportunity, Being)

"People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Women, People, Opportunity, Being, Consequences, May, Pleasure, Sin)

"Music allows the great opportunity to play with people who turned you on and you love."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Love, Music, People, Opportunity, Play)

"In order for America to remain a global leader in innovation and opportunity, we must give our children a solid foundation in math and science."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Science, Leader, Opportunity, America, Children, Innovation, Order)

"I am glad to have this opportunity of expressing my high appreciation of the honour extended to me many years ago by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science by enrolling me amongst its members."
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Related: Science, Opportunity, Appreciation, Years)

"You will also allow me to thank the Academy for inviting me to lecture in Stockholm, for its hospitality, and for the opportunity afforded me for admiring the charm of your people and the beauty of your country."
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Related: Beauty, People, Opportunity, Charm, Country, Hospitality, Will)

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Environment, Help, Luck)

"Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Profit, Will)

"To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Wealth, Competence, Man, Poor, Youth)

"The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Dreams, Education, Quality, Opportunity, Decision, Skin)

"Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Future, Investment)

"If I had it all to do over again, I would do most all things differently. However, how would I know that if, I had not had the opportunity to do them the first time."
- Janice Markowitz
(Related: Time, Opportunity, First)

"I believe in professionalism, but playing is not like a job. You have to be grateful to have the opportunity to play."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Play)

"This rebuilding of New Orleans gives us the perfect opportunity to see if we're ready to extend the legacy of Dr. King."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Opportunity)

"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."
- Peter Marshall
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, May, Right)

"Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Opportunity)

"We need a new Latin American policy that is bold - different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity.There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Society, Policy, Opportunity, Vision, American, Building, Focus, Needs)

"I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Family, Opportunity, Accident)

"Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Opportunity)

"Even I had no opportunity to conduct very many concerts after World War II."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: War, Opportunity, World, World war)

"You have to give people the opportunity to prove themselves."
- Richard Masur
(Related: People, Opportunity)

"We rob ourselves of so much by focusing on the wrong stuff. And the ability to get into the moment and deal with what is, that's the real opportunity."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Wrong)

"But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Opportunity, Possibility, Communication, Fraud, Internet, Strangers, Today, World)

"Renewable ethanol represents a clear opportunity to grow a significant portion of our own fuel locally and begin to break the hold imported fuels have on us."
- Mike May
(Related: Opportunity)

"I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: History, Life, Opportunity, Space)

"In movies, I have had the opportunity of working with some of the people that I respect very much."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Movies, People, Opportunity, Respect)

"You go to the hospital your wife's in labor and you're doing the thing, and then it's very disorienting and scary and you beat yourself up and you go through a whole period of 'woe is me' and then you realize that this a gift, this child is the light, and if you can nourish that light and just let it shine, you have an opportunity to get closer to what I think is God."
- John C. McGinley
(Related: God, Wife, Opportunity, Labor, Light)

"The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental role in the election process - securing polling sites and providing security - that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote freely for the first time ever."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Opportunity, First, Security, Vote)

"Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited."
- Ben McKenzie
(Related: People, Opportunity, Silly, Worry)

"It's a Fox thing, the bad-boy image. They're trying to type me out. There are worse things in life, you know. I'm just really excited about the opportunity."
- Ben McKenzie
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Trying)

"I'd never played a cop before, and this particular role with what she is going thru, especially during the first season, covering her alcoholism to her on the job performance, was a great opportunity for me as an actress."
- Nancy McKeon
(Related: Opportunity, Performance, First, Job)

"Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives, who were invaluable to me."
- Nancy McKeon
(Related: Opportunity)

"What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, Choice, Country, Founding, Freedom)

"Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Age, Religion, Sex, People, Opportunity, Being, Children, Class)

"The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone's neighbor."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Privilege)

"Playboy was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity for me."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Experience, Opportunity)

"I hope I give girls an opportunity to realize that they can swim and go to school at the same time. It's not to be given up once they get out of high school. They can continue doing it for the rest of their lives."
- Debbie Meyer
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Hope, Girls, Rest, School)

"Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Politics, People, Opportunity, Purpose, Freedom, Gifts)

"What is good for Alaska is good for the country. Transferring power from the federal government to the states provides opportunity to all states, not just Alaska."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Opportunity, Country, states)

"But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy.So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Time, Opportunity, Economy, Extreme, Giving, states)

"I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the people of our state."
- David Minge
(Related: People, Opportunity, State)

"Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Opportunity, Strength, Stability)

"France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history."
- Francois Mitterrand
(Related: History, Opportunity, France, Succeed, Will, World)

"I have, I think, afforded every opportunity that could be reasonably expected, to judge of my credibility."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Opportunity, Credibility)

"I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity."
- Rick Moody
(Related: Opportunity)

"It's a disappointment to lose key players. On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players."
- Tom Moody
(Related: Opportunity, Disappointment, Key, Play)

"What inspires me is not so much the music as the opportunity to interact with composers. I think that has driven everything I've done."
- Robert Moog
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Composers)

"My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians."
- Robert Moog
(Related: Design, Music, Work, Opportunity, Musicians, Reason, Training)

"I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths."
- Demi Moore
(Related: People, Opportunity, Ideas, Thoughts, World)

"We are in a good position and should not squander the opportunity to o the right thing."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Opportunity, Right)

"With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Opportunity, Progress, Failure, Engineering, Want)

"Over the next two years UNICEF will focus on improving access to and the quality of education to provide children who have dropped out of school or who work during school hours the opportunity to gain a formal education!"
- Roger Moore
(Related: Education, Work, Quality, Opportunity, Children, Focus, Gain, School, Will, Years)

"The actual process of filmmaking, the many hours out of your life- it is very slow and boring. I'm not interested in that now unless an opportunity was provided for me."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Now)

"What is amazing for a woman of my age is that I change as the world is changing-and changing very, very fast. I don't think my mother had that opportunity to change."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Age, Change, Mother, Opportunity, Woman, World)

"I didn't need clothes. I was allowed the opportunity to act out moments you don't get the opportunity to experience in your own life, let alone as a character in a film. I didn't feel naked."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Experience, Life, Opportunity, Character, Clothes, Film, Moments)

"Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Love, Music, Opportunity, Play, Today)

"In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: People, Opportunity, World)

"The partnership over the 28 years we had the company afforded him the opportunity to experiment and live his life as an artist and a label honcho and do what he wanted to do. It afforded me the same opportunity."
- Jerry Moss
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Artist, Company, Partnership, Years)

"We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Equality, Opportunity)

"I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Death, Happiness, God, Opportunity, Key, Learning)

"They're - FBI agents are some of the finest people you'll find anyplace in the country or the world. And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Country, World)

"It seems like the opportunity just increases exponentially. There doesn't seem to be much stopping."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Opportunity)

"We shall probably never attain the power of measuring the velocity of nervous action; for we have not the opportunity of comparing its propagation through immense space, as we have in the case of light."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Power, Opportunity, Action, Light, Space)

"To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Art, Opportunity, Denial, Machine)

"If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Talent, Opportunity, Country)

"First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect."
- Kathy Najimy
(Related: People, Opportunity, Belief, First, Rights, Respect)

"There are always new things to experience, internalize then write about. This process is ongoing with me. It never stops. The opportunity to reach new audiences with all of the music that we have made is thrilling."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Music, Experience, Opportunity, Audiences)

"My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, Parents, states, United, World, Years)

"But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out!"
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Life, Time, Opportunity, Anticipation, Learning, Open, Waiting)

"When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this."
- Holly Near
(Related: Opportunity, Mistakes)

"What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Opportunity, American, Freedom, Rights, May, Principles, Question)

"I had the opportunity to do what I enjoy."
- Haywood Nelson
(Related: Opportunity)

"Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Trust, God, Opportunity, Cause, Duty, Events, Justice, Now)

"The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Opportunity, Eyes, Jobs, Play, Public, Safety, Sense, Space)

"Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Equality, Technology, People, Knowledge, Opportunity, Belief, Blind, Security)

"Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Opportunity, Danger)

"You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Opportunity, Measure, Risk)

"So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning)

"I think it's great the opportunity is given to all of us really to come out and play major championships after the real major championships have gone beyond us."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Opportunity, Play)

"What the war did was give me the opportunity of three years of continuous reading, and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced that I should become an economist."
- Douglass North
(Related: War, Opportunity, Reading, Years)

"The developers, if they decide to move a tortoise, have to pay the long-term costs for enhancing the areas that take care of the tortoise, and it gives us the opportunity to manage an area that is going to be protected."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Opportunity, Care)

"So when I read this story, it unlocked a volcano of unanswered questions, because the questions had never been asked. It was an opportunity to come to terms with the lot of repressed history - and history of repression."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: History, Opportunity, Questions, Repression)

"I so wanted to perform, and I grasped every opportunity."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Opportunity)

"I was rather disappointed, because the one thing I wanted to gain from that opportunity was to add something to his music, and have him add something to mine."
- Michael Nyman
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Gain)

"I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Opportunity, Country, Friends, Want)

"I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful."
- Donald O'Connor
(Related: Movies, Talent, Idea, Opportunity, Country, Public, Stars)

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

"In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: War, Opportunity, Purpose, Constitution, Renunciation)

"Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach."
- Roger von Oech
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Failure, Benefits, First)

"They gave me a second opportunity and 45 years later I'm still here."
- Tony Oliva
(Related: Opportunity, Years)

"It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it, try to get to the big leagues. Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream. I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream."
- Tony Oliva
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Feeling, Kids)

"We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from Iraq within 6 to 9 months - so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up and defend the opportunity given to them."
- John Olver
(Related: Opportunity, Iraq, Months, Will)

"Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas that's not the case because programs are built around the elite."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Opportunity)

"We went into that knowing that we were never going to sell a major record 'cause we didn't sound like these bands, so I just thought this was an opportunity for us to make the kind of records that we wanted and make some money at the same time."
- Buzz Osborne
(Related: Money, Time, Thought, Opportunity, Sound)

"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)

"Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Life, Opportunity, Difference, Project)

"In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith, to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope, will be the light that shines to lead us forward."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Family, Faith, Opportunity, Hope, Commitment, Community, Freedom, Light, Will)

"Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Opportunity, Future, Iraq, Past, Surrender, Troops)

"I've had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages - things most people don't get the opportunity to do."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Travel, Work, People, Opportunity, Career)

"The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Opportunity, Decisions, Importance, Man)

"This Budget reflects a choice - not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity."
- George E. Pataki
(Related: Opportunity, Growth, Choice, Right, Stability)

"On the Wednesday evening - that is, the day I saw her Majesty on this particular point - I had the opportunity of conferring with all those whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Opportunity, Day, Evening)

"I thought I had a great opportunity when I started doing my comic book in 1972. I thought there was so much territory to work in."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Work, Thought, Opportunity)

"Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Opportunity, Clouds, Sky)

"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Chance, Will)

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Opportunity)

"I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now."
- Michael Phelps
(Related: Time, History, Opportunity, Honor, Now)

"A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another, but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be, because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Movies, Opportunity, Acting, Career)

"It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute."
- William Pollard
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Responsibility)

"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."
- William Pollard
(Related: Change, Opportunity, Creativity, Improvement, Innovation, Will)

"Being a human being is all about experiencing all of the wonders of the world and therefore as an actress, I'm open to any opportunity that may enrich my horizon."
- Sarah Polley
(Related: Opportunity, Being, May, Open, Wonders, World)

"And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980, which was quite early."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Opportunity)

"We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Government, Life, People, Opportunity)

"Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Imagination, Opportunity, Ideas, Childhood, Language, Play, Problems, Writing)

"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Hard work, Trouble)

"So I went to George and told him I had the opportunity to become the figurehead of a government safety campaign, and he agreed to give me the week off and reschedule shooting!"
- David Prowse
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Safety)

"I wait for the next opportunity to have something to do with food. If I get rested, my mind just starts creating new dishes - click, click, click."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Food, Opportunity, Mind)

"We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Education, Family, Quality, People, Opportunity, America, Job, Will)

"Change brings opportunity."
- Nido Qubein
(Related: Change, Opportunity)

"The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Opportunity, Corporations, Revolution, Law, Years)

"While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Opportunity)

"He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Opportunity, Evil)

"I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Work, Opportunity, English)

"Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: People, Opportunity, Progress, Class, Economy, Want, World)

"The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal House and I always thought I could and should be a director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Comedy, First)

"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Success, Opportunity)

"More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close."
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Related: History, Opportunity, Europe, Now, Years)

"The market system requires that people be committed and willing to work hard. Inherent with that is what I call a merit system, which I think gives people the greatest opportunity."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Merit)

"As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Gain, Perspective, Sleep)

"The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity. This is not equality of result. It's equality of opportunity. There's a fundamental difference."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Equality, Opportunity, Difference, Liberal, Result)

"It's been about 15 years, and I've never really worked seriously in CGI and I thought that here was an opportunity to do the kinds of things that I was not able to do on Ghostbusters."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Years)

"I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Business, Money, Opportunity, Environment, Tax, Giving, Investment, Jobs)

"The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: People, Opportunity, Desire, Freedom, Help, Obligation, Reality)

"Returning to South Carolina meant getting a normal job in a normal town with normal people and marrying a normal person. I wanted the glamour and opportunity of the world."
- Donna Rice
(Related: People, Opportunity, Glamour, Job, World)

"So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that's... an opportunity to develop."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Practice)

"Well, I never really practiced because I never had the opportunity to practice."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Opportunity, Practice)

"We must never forget that it is the private sector - not government - that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Forget, Jobs)

"I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Opportunity, Chicago)

"I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world."
- Mordecai Richler
(Related: Opportunity, Journalism, World, Writing)

"Never surrender opportunity for security."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Opportunity, Security, Surrender)

"I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that, but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Opportunity, Cause, Fight)

"Don't get me wrong, some of the mis-informed articles I have read over the last few weeks have been incredibly frustrating, but for my part I fully appreciate the opportunity I have been given and want to grasp it firmly."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Opportunity, Want, Wrong)

"We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Debate, Now, Public)

"In next five to 10 years I probably would have done my best work, but I was afraid of having another 10 or 15 years ahead of me and feeling stale, so this was an opportunity to reinvigorate myself."
- Michael Ritchie
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Feeling, Years)

"Sometimes I would like the opportunity to do character-driven comedy and that's really what I was trying to do in Meet The Parents. I think in a way this is a more old fashioned type of comedy."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Opportunity, Character, Comedy, Old, Parents, Trying)

"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Meeting, Preparation)

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Privilege, Responsibility)

"It was just crazy opportunity to see that whole world and the competitions that we had in the film, like Long Beach, it was just crazy and so much fun. I felt like I lived all those moments in the movie."
- John Robinson
(Related: Opportunity, Beach, Film, Fun, Moments, World)

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Duty, Obligation, Possession, Responsibility, Right)

"Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Duty, Obligation, Possession, Responsibility, Right)

"I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Disaster)

"I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Opportunity, Dignity, Labor, Living, Man, World)

"With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Love, Music, People, Opportunity, Career, Chance)

"Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people."
- Fred Rogers
(Related: People, Opportunity)

"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: People, Opportunity, Clarity, Communication, Emotions, Practice, Style, Will)

"Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Society, Opportunity)

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Death, Government, Time, Opportunity, Fight, Poison, Risk, Risk-taking)

"We will be drawing down some troops. If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success, he actually, I think, has some opportunity."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Beginning, President, Troops, Will)

"The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Man)

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Americans, Baseball, Childhood, Children, Play, Pleasure, Youth)

"And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Positive, Giving)

"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Change, Success, Talent, Opportunity, Ability, Being, Open, Will)

"Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or, do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?"
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Goal, Americans, Now, Results)

"Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Job, Sense, Theatre, Voice)

"Understandably, no peace can sustained when people continue to suffer from hunger, lack of jobs, lack of basic public services - and most of all - lack of opportunity or hope."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Peace, People, Opportunity, Hope, Hunger, Jobs, Public)

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Reward)

"Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: Experience, Success, Opportunity, Sense)

"One can't write without having read - you have to read before beginning to write - and universities offer a very good opportunity to read."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning)

"The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Change, Government, Opportunity, Battle, Day, Struggle, Workers, Years)

"Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Experience, Opportunity, America, Freedom, Promise, states, United)

"While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Americans, Brotherhood, Country)

"Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Progress, America, Martin, Nation)

"Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity."
- Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Opportunity, Achievement, American, Ideals, Justice)

"When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Opportunity, Purpose, Productivity, Sense, Waste)

"So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Management, Day, First, Moments, Spiritual)

"With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: People, Opportunity, Land, News, State, Will)

"Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Opportunity, Goal, Building, Europe)

"We have a big opportunity in China. We think the number of stores here can rival the number in North America."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Opportunity, America)

"If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself."
- Charles M. Schulz
(Related: Opportunity, Ability, Present)

"In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level."
- Pepper Schwartz
(Related: Opportunity, Attention, February)

"Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Opportunity, College, Income, Results, Students)

"The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Opportunity, Decision, Promise)

"No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Potential)

"So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Opportunity, Struggle)

"I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Funny, Life, Opportunity, Actor, Fact, Trying)

"Mos Def is one of the most creative, intelligent human beings I've had the opportunity to work with. He is fun. The entire time, he would go in and out of different characters, just for the fun of it. Awesome energy."
- Jill Scott
(Related: Work, Time, Opportunity, Energy, Fun)

"People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord."
- Michael Scott
(Related: People, Opportunity, Dying)

"This was a really big opportunity. This script was even mediocre. The idea was great, but Jay came on with his guys made it great and very specific. It all came together well."
- Sean William Scott
(Related: Idea, Opportunity)

"Ever since the first 'American Pie,' I've always been happy to just have an opportunity, I just didn't think it was going to be with comedies. Now I really like it."
- Sean William Scott
(Related: Opportunity, First, Now)

"I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well."
- Tim Scott
(Related: People, Opportunity, American, Conservative, Future, Interest, Republicans, Socialism, Voting)

"I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content."
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Company, Content)

"Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be... well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I've known for years are all in the industry together."
- Jon Secada
(Related: People, Opportunity, College, Now, University, Years)

"I had the opportunity to be around my kids a lot. I guess I could have kept working, but I had them when I was 47. You only get to see all this stuff once. I just chose to work at home and watch them."
- Bob Seger
(Related: Home, Work, Opportunity, Kids)

"You are the first President to whom the opportunity was ever offered constitutionally to inaugurate such a day. If you fail us now, you may be the last."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Opportunity, Day, First, May, Now, President)

"We feel really blessed to have been asked to come here, and to have the opportunity for our family to be able to look into the eyes of these people, and in some way help."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Family, People, Opportunity, Eyes, Help)

"I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Movies, Opportunity, Praise, Risk)

"When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh."
- Amartya Sen
(Related: Health, Opportunity, Care, Gender, Obsessions, Old)

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Kindness)

"Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage, Opportunity, Popular, Temptation)

"Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose, the more it attracts people who see the organization as an opportunity to advance themselves."
- Robert Shea
(Related: People, Opportunity, Purpose)

"I love a lot of reggae, but I've never had the opportunity to play with any reggae guys."
- Billy Sheehan
(Related: Love, Opportunity, Play)

"But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Honor, Marines, Soldiers, Washington)

"So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Opportunity, Man, Project, Space, Washington)

"We also have a real opportunity to join NATO."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Opportunity)

"The Open Skies issue is something that's ongoing and we understand that there are issues in Australia that need to be sorted out. It's something that I think over time there's an opportunity for us and we'll work on that in a progressive way."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Time, Work, Opportunity, Open)

"Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Courage, College, Deep)

"I can pretty much call anyone, whether at the White House, in a company or in the media. I have access, because of the silliness of the entertainment world and how people react to it. It gave me an enormous opportunity to do anything I really want to."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: People, Opportunity, Company, Entertainment, Media, Pretty, Want, World)

"Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, Winning, Fun)

"I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: People, Opportunity, Fight, Ignorance, Poverty, Want)

"Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Knowledge, Opportunity)

"The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band."
- Charlie Simpson
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Fun, Job, School)

"Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, May, Merit)

"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."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Goals, Values, Obstacles, Want, Windows)

"Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play."
- Mike Singletary
(Related: Opportunity, Favorite, Play)

"Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Opportunity, American, Comedy, Project, Scandal)

"We have a rare and perhaps small window of opportunity to set partisan differences aside, and attempt to achieve what many in recent years have felt was unreachable - greater retirement security for ourselves and our children."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Opportunity, Children, Retirement, Security, Years)

"The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Opportunity, Help, Potential, Promise, Schools, Students)

"We thank thee for this opportunity to show our love for these heroes who have accomplished such wonders for the beloved United States, which was founded by noble and inspired men."
- Lorenzo Snow
(Related: Love, Men, Opportunity, Heroes, states, United, Wonders)

"The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Opportunity, America, Crisis, Freedom, March, School)

"At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair. Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity."
- Marla Sokoloff
(Related: Time, Opportunity, American, Artists, Now, Options)

"Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business."
- Sammy Sosa
(Related: Business, Time, God, Opportunity, Hope, Ability, Care, Right)

"But I'm trying not to be cynical - I don't want to be one of those people who has a cool opportunity and blows it. It's really amazing what's happening to me."
- Shannyn Sossamon
(Related: People, Opportunity, Trying, Want)

"I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Gender, Sound, State, Want)

"I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children."
- David Soul
(Related: Opportunity, Children)

"I'm so happy to be able to give kids the opportunity to learn about amazing world of dance and music that I've have been lucky enough to make such a big part of my own life."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Life, Music, Dance, Opportunity, Kids, World)

"Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Education, Genius, Opportunity, Choice, Class, First, Generations, Woman)

"The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to show what he was meant to become."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Democracy, Personality, Respect)

"I stand before you today because this vision of government as the engine of opportunity is what I believe in."
- Eliot Spitzer
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Vision, Today)

"It... is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland, and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that."
- Dick Spring
(Related: Opportunity, Ireland, Years)

"Number three, we're going to play very smart and we're not going to beat ourselves. If the other team is better than us and they just out execute us and play better then we can live with that, but we're going to play smart and give ourselves every opportunity to win the game."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Opportunity, Play)

"We've got a support system that gives our players a wonderful opportunity to graduate. If they go to class and give good effort, they can graduate from this school, and I believe that's important when you go out recruiting."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Opportunity, Class, Effort, School, Support)

"I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas."
- Martha Stewart
(Related: Opportunity, Ideas)

"Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Career, Direction, Fact)

"Going to Peru is, well, if you ever have an opportunity in your life to go there, you should do it because it is absolutely mind boggling."
- Dean Stockwell
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Mind)

"You're always learning on different avenues and this is an opportunity for me to start on a fresh plate and start learning some other things that can really help me, that I need, and I want, to progress forward."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Opportunity, Progress, Help, Learning, Want)

"I will embrace the first opportunity to get to California and it is altogether probable that when once there I shall never again leave it."
- George Stoneman
(Related: Opportunity, First, Will)

"One has to be foolish or irredeemably stupid to believe that anything good can come to Europe from the land of presumed opportunity."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Opportunity, Europe, Land)

"It's great to have the chance to play a character before he goes to the dark side, or the yellow side if you will. Normally, you don't get that opportunity. The narrative of a movie usually demands that you are that guy from the start."
- Mark Strong
(Related: Opportunity, Character, Chance, Play, Will)

"To have an opportunity to make a movie like Cabin Fever, you have to get stuff thrown on you or you have to fall into a pit of water. It brings you that much closer to your mindset as a character."
- Rider Strong
(Related: Opportunity, Character, Water)

"Mitch and I have known each other for such a long time, and we're both so pleased to be given this opportunity at this point in our lives to play characters that we've never really had a chance to play before. It's a great gift. Plus we're wise enough to appreciate it."
- Susan Sullivan
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Chance, Play)

"I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Fighting, Rights, Human rights, Justice, Worth)

"Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, African, Americans, Entertainment, Windows)

"For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Success, Work, People, Opportunity, America, Class, Economy, Globalization, Measure, Middle class)

"The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little."
- Ben Sweetland
(Related: Life, Car, People, Opportunity, Abundance, Result, World)

"Movies give me an opportunity to go places. I'm not only a Swede but an American, not just a man of my time, but I've been living 2,000 years ago-and not just in a new country, America, but in the Holy Land, too."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Movies, Time, Opportunity, America, American, Country, Land, Living, Man, Years)

"While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Opportunity)

"The opportunity is often lost by deliberating."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Opportunity)

"We live in a land like no other - a land of freedom and opportunity unparalleled on the face of the globe."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, Land)

"Let us seize the special opportunity that is ours to act boldly and decisively at a time when the eyes of our fellow citizens, both present and future, are upon us."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Act, Eyes, Future, Present)

"As co-chair of the Iraqi Women's Caucus in the House, I've enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Women, Opportunity)

"If a budget is designed to show our values, it's clear where the majority stands: against opportunity, against education, and against America's hard-working, tax-paying middle class."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Values, America, Class, Tax, Majority, Middle class)

"The President today once again took the opportunity to reiterate his old, failed national security strategies and present them to the American people as new, dynamic ideas intended to better protect the American people."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: People, Opportunity, Ideas, American, National security, Old, Present, President, Today)

"The thing about Duran... that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life."
- Andy Taylor
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Ability)

"We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly - spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Mind, Order, Quiet)

"If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more."
- John Templeton
(Related: Opportunity, Will)

"The real advantage for me is that I have the opportunity to lead worship every Sunday."
- John Tesh
(Related: Opportunity, Worship)

"It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Friend, Enemy, May)

"I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Men, Opportunity, Actor, Honor)

"We think there's a huge opportunity in smaller vehicles. Smaller vehicles done in an American way."
- Freeman Thomas
(Related: Opportunity, American)

"We think the managed security services opportunity is enormous and so we have been an active participant and probably the largest firm in this space outside of an IBM or EDS, which does large outsourcing contracts."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Opportunity, Security, Space)

"Over the near term there is clearly the opportunity to work with Microsoft to do to a better job of creating a more secure Windows experience for users around the world."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Experience, Work, Opportunity, Job, Windows, World)

"We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game."
- Tina Thompson
(Related: Motivation, Opportunity)

"The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass something along to their children, and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Death, Family, Opportunity, Children, Tax, Parents)

"The same tools we need to use to keep this country safe by bringing terrorists to justice, because I guarantee you, if they have the opportunity and the means, they will take American lives."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Opportunity, American, Country, Justice, Tools, Will)

"Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Wishes)

"Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it."
- Carrot Top
(Related: People, Opportunity, Games, Popular)

"The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Opportunity, Desire, Security, Will)

"I needed an opportunity to get back in the studio and get my recording chops back together."
- Pat Travers
(Related: Opportunity)

"Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet."
- Pierre Trudeau
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin."
- Bess Truman
(Related: Talent, Opportunity, Action, Prejudice, Race)

"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Change, History, Men, Society, Leadership, Opportunity, Progress)

"Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Opportunity, Fight)

"I, also, found the opportunity to work with the actors extremely gratifying and rewarding."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actors)

"I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Opportunity)

"Working with Bernardo Bertolucci was one of the greatest highlights of my whole life. It was such an incredible opportunity for me."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Life, Opportunity)

"The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Enemy, Lies)

"The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Opportunity, Possibility, Defeat, Enemy, First, Old)

"And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned, it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Opportunity, Disney)

"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet."
- Bobby Unser
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Preparation)

"We only get together when there's a good reason. Like, last summer, we didn't really intend to go out, but we thought the B-52's tour was a good opportunity."
- Kathy Valentine
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Reason, Summer)

"We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers - will take this opportunity of coming together and working out the National programme."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: People, Opportunity, Hope, Will)

"People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back."
- Tom Vilsack
(Related: People, Opportunity, America, Land, Military, Population)

"You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Gain)

"You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow - Don't take no for an answer - Take every opportunity you can to do something."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Technology, Quality, Opportunity, Film, Understanding, Voice, Will)

"The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year."
- Voltaire
(Related: Opportunity, Day)

"We all know that, unfortunately, the media does not always portray the good things that are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this will be a great opportunity for us to glean some information from the Iraqi women who are here for us to also take back to our constituents."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Afghanistan, Information, Iraq, Media, Will)

"If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Family, Work, Opportunity, Retirement, Security, Woman, Years)

"My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Opportunity, Country, Desire, Evolution, Force, Will, World)

"I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Education, Society, Opportunity, Rights, Importance, Workers)

"Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Fear, Opportunity, Competition, Democracy, Distrust)

"Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we're turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that's because we still have the opportunity here."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Opportunity, Now, Poor, Right, World)

"Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Americans, Choice, Value)

"Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Self)

"When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Business, Wedding, Opportunity, Dress, Modernity, Sophistication)

"I do believe that we have the opportunity to continue - I repeat myself over and over again with this - to redefine and reinvent ourselves and as long as we do that, then I think we've got some pretty good odds in our favor, because we're not always presenting the same thing."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Opportunity, Pretty)

"The first thing is to be patient, which is probably the hardest thing to do. Don't worry if blokes are whacking you out of the park because you still have the opportunity to get him out next ball, even if it's not the same ball."
- Shane Warne
(Related: Opportunity, First, Worry)

"I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: People, Opportunity, Majority, Motives)

"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Opportunity, Reward)

"In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Education, Life, Opportunity, May, Succeed)

"Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Actor)

"I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Luck)

"Luck is where opportunity meets preparation."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity."
- Amy Weber
(Related: Opportunity, Months, Nothing)

"I prefer working on films. I like the variety. There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then playing someone sweet for the next two. Films give you this opportunity."
- Amy Weber
(Related: Opportunity, Months, Nothing, Variety)

"If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them."
- Jack Welch
(Related: People, Opportunity, Right)

"Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that."
- William Weld
(Related: Opportunity, Easter, Now, Right, World)

"If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social."
- William Weld
(Related: Opportunity)

"This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country."
- Allen West
(Related: Opportunity, Achievement, Greatness, America, Country, Understanding)

"So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol."
- Allen West
(Related: Policy, Opportunity, Now)

"A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat."
- Allen West
(Related: Men, Women, Education, Opportunity, Army, Parents, states, United, Years)

"If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed."
- Kanye West
(Related: Life, People, Opportunity, Play)

"Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring."
- Mae West
(Related: Opportunity, Man, Woman)

"Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film."
- Shane West
(Related: Opportunity, Film, Pretty)

"Radical Islamic fundamentalists harbor contempt for our democratic way of life and, given the opportunity, will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of bringing our country to its knees."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Goal, Contempt, Country, Nothing, Radical, Will)

"It's cool to meet your idols. It's a good opportunity to travel. Those kinds of things are good."
- Meg White
(Related: Travel, Opportunity, Idols)

"With the success of a show, you get an opportunity to call attention to things that you believe in."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Attention)

"The American dream, to me, means having the opportunity to achieve, because I don't think you should be guaranteed anything other than opportunity."
- Lenny Wilkens
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, American)

"I think that the opportunity to be a kid another year and not have to not worry about the responsibilities of paying bills, and worry about getting an agent and worry about getting an accountant was important."
- Jason Williams
(Related: Opportunity, Worry)

"My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Opportunity, Autumn, Rome, Tradition, Visit)

"When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Freedom, Nations, Paradoxes, Talk)

"It would be ridiculous for me to say anything negative regarding blacks having an equal opportunity on TV."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Opportunity, Negative)

"Through this additional support, we must renew our commitment to provide talented young people with the opportunity to build scientific careers based on their curiosity, the same opportunity that was provided to me when I began my work."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Careers, Commitment, Curiosity, Support)

"There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Equality, Men, Women, Opportunity, Control, Children, Consequences)

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Meeting, Preparation)

"I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Life, Love, Fear, Opportunity)

"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Meeting, Preparation)

"There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Career, Film, Mistakes, Woman)

"Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time."
- Tobias Wolff
(Related: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Cause, England)

"That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Successful, Being)

"The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Opportunity, Tax, Order)

"I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: People, Opportunity, First)

"I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Opportunity, Cricket)

"The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being."
- Jane Wyman
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Being, Brotherhood)

"I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus."
- Aaron Yoo
(Related: Business, Love, Work, People, Opportunity, Acting)

"With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way, but anyone has that opportunity."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Kids, Parents)

"I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Life, Dream, Opportunity, American, Americans, Poor, Poverty)

"If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters."
- Brigham Young
(Related: Opportunity, Choice, Daughters, Sons)

"The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living."
- Owen D. Young
(Related: Men, Business, Opportunity, Living, World)

"I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Opportunity, England, Play)

"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Complaining, Customer, Managers, Statistics)

"Most people spend their whole lives looking for the right job. There are others who never get an opportunity to do work that fulfils them."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Job, Right)

"Wanting to be in a Western film won't get me very far. Unless the opportunity arose, it doesn't matter how much I want to be in one. But if an opportunity did arise, no actor would pass it up."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Opportunity, Actor, Film, Want)

"I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Opportunity, Being)