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)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Chance, Respect)

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

Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn't have the opportunity to do them.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Actor, Old, Training, Years)

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)

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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Climate, Right, Value, Will)

The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Work, Opportunity, Past, Right)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

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

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Opportunity, Employees)



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