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You create your opportunities by asking for them.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Look for opportunity. You can't wait for it to knock on the door. ... You might not be home.
If you want to succeed in the world, you must make your own opportunities.
Life is a narrative that you have a hand in writing.
Mediocre men wait for opportunity to come to them. Strong, able, alert men go after opportunity.
A filly who wants to run will always find a rider.
Life is what we make it; always has been, always will be.
God forgives those who invent what they need.
Many things are lost for want of asking.
You don't just luck into things ... you build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.
There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity; they seem more afraid of life than of death.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst.
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.
I have always been waiting for something better-sometimes to see the best I had snatched from me.
The sad truth is that opportunity doesn't knock twice. You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come. Where will you be a few years down the line? Will it be everything you dreamed of? We seal our fate with the choices we take, but don't give a second thought to the chances we take.
You decide you'll wait for your pitch. Then as the ball starts toward the plate, you think about your stance. And then you think about your swing. And then you realize that the ball that went past you for a strike was your pitch.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Any ritual is an opportunity for transformation.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Our opportunities to do good are our talents.
Opportunity knocks at every man's door once. On some men's door it hammers till it breaks down the door and then it goes in and wakes him up if he's asleep, and ever afterward it works for him as a night watchman.
It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
A door that seems to stand open must be a man's size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.


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