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A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S. Truman

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

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

Art is long, life short; judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
Mark Twain

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Kyle Chandler

Opportunity makes a thief.
Francis Bacon

Possibility is a wide field, dear. Can't is a word for small imaginations.
Daniel Abraham /A Shadow in Summer/

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter Drucker

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Lee Iacocca

When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” (weiji) is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

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