Quotations on Opportunity

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When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Time, People, Opportunity, Hope, Nations, Talk, Want)

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
(Keywords: Knowledge, Opportunity, Numbers)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Love, Education, Opportunity, Help, Kids, School)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fear, Opportunity, Opinion, Problems)

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
(Keywords: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Months, Physics, University, Waiting)

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Opportunity, Country, Talking)

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

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
(Keywords: Change, Opportunity, Hope, Day, Reading)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, People, Opportunity, Name)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

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
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

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
(Keywords: Work, People, Opportunity, Hard work, Luck)

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
(Keywords: Time, Opportunity, Employees)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Travel, Opportunity, Rain, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Thinking)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Society, Opportunity, Hope, Projects)

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

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
(Keywords: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Trust, People, Opportunity, Decisions)

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
(Keywords: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

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

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
(Keywords: Power, Opportunity, Chance, Lies, Majority, Value)

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

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Home, Work, Opportunity, Compliment)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Power, Technology, Opportunity, Ability, Community, First, Sense, World)



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