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great wall of chinaOpportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
- Anonymous

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
       - Ann Landers

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
       - Pogo

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
       - Jonathan Winters

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
      - Tom Peters

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
      - Demosthenes

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
       - Henry J. Kaiser

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost; the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you’ve given yourself.
       - Michael Johnson

Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
       - Sir Francis Bacon

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
       - Winston Churchill

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
       - Darrell Royal, Sports in America, 1976

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Original quotes compiled by Gary Hyink and Bill Blackman. Additional quotes thanks to Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett and Katie Lusk.
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