quotes

opportunity

You were born an original, don’t die a copy. • John L. Mason

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. • Winston Churchill

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. • John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Everyone has a great idea in the shower, but only a few people step out, dry off, and do something about it.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. • Alexander Graham Bell

There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. • President John F. Kennedy

Do not follow where the path may lead. Follow God, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. • Author Unknown

The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. • C.S. Lewis

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. • Steve Jobs

There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission. A mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour. • Winston Churchill

Life is one great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. • Danny Kaye

What quickens my pulse now is the stretch ahead rather than the one behind, and it is mainly for some clue to where I am going that I search through where I have been, for some hint as to who I am becoming or failing to become that I delve into what used to be. • Frederick Buechner

One action is more valuable than a thousand good intentions. • John L. Mason

It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace. • Francis Chan

Dream. Believe. Dare. Do. (The four pillars upon which the phenomenally successful Walt Disney Company is based)

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. • Ecclesiastes 11:4, Living Bible paraphrase

If it’s to be, it’s up to me. • Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-Fil-A

Never tell a young person that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing. • John Andrew Holmes

God’s instructions are to go, live life, take risks, move forward, advance. • Erwin Raphael McManus

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to an all-knowing God. • Corrie ten Boom

We discover our selves in action, and action becomes the fodder for reflection. • Gordon T. Smith

The earth is crammed full of heaven and every bush is aflame with the fire of God, but only those who have eyes to see take off their shoes. The rest just pick the berries. • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

That man is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. • Jim Elliot

Occasions are rare; and those who know how to seize upon them are rarer. • Josh Billings

Why join the navy if you can be a pirate? • Steve Jobs

It’s better to make a difference than to make a point. • Andy Stanley

We might sometimes bemoan the fact that we do not have the opportunities that we think we deserve or that we view as essential to fulfill our vocation. But humility and thankfulness require that we simply ask: What needs to be done? • Gordon T. Smith

Quit waiting for a plan; just go love everybody. • Bob Goff

Greatness never emerges outside of hard work. ...The combination of talent and passion funneled through the crucible of discipline and determination result[s] in an expression of skill and execution that [is] later deemed greatness and genius." • Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul

Leaders aren’t always the first to see an opportunity, but they ARE the first to seize it. • Andy Stanley