Quotes of opportunity

  1. 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
  2. When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  3. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison
  4. If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity – Maynard Jackson
  5. So people ought to be free to leave here, but there ought to be opportunity for them to come home. – Bill Janklow
  6. He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue. – Andrew Lang
  7. This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community. – William P. Leahy
  8. I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world. – Richard Lugar
  9. But it's been a great, humbling- and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life. – Hugh Shelton
  10. I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out. – Russell Simmons
  11. If a budget is designed to show our values, it's clear where the majority stands: against opportunity against education, and against America's hard -working, tax -paying middle class. – Ellen Tauscher
  12. If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more. – John Templeton
  13. Perhaps that is why the novel flourished in England. You had these communities that would stay put and people would see one another all the time and cause one another to change and have the opportunity to observe the changes over time. – Tobias Wolff
  14. The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself. – Carter G. Woodson

Usage examples for opportunity

  1. This was Burke's opportunity – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. Then I'll try to make an opportunity for you. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  3. If only he had the opportunity of being alone with her even now, he thought, but he had not. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  4. There is something that I have had on my mind to say for some time without having had the courage or the opportunity – The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas by Margaret Vandercook
  5. Think what that means, in the way of opportunity – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  6. I have considered the whole matter carefully, and for some time have only waited an opportunity to explain to you in person. – Read-Aloud Plays by Horace Holley
  7. Well, there you lost a great opportunity – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  8. His great opportunity has come. – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. I need not say anything more about it, said Mr Hall; only when I heard that you were in the country, I was very glad to have the opportunity of seeing you. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  10. When should I have a better opportunity – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  11. This gave Mr. Carden the opportunity he wanted. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  12. Here was our opportunity – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  13. But presently, when she was alone with her sister, she found an opportunity to say: " At least ... – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  14. Such a splendid opportunity you know!" – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. Lay yourself out for him if you have the opportunity – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  16. What wonder, then, that they made the most of their opportunity – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  17. This question Count Vavel was given an opportunity to decide. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  18. We will take the opportunity to change your name. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  19. How long should opportunity be given? – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  20. I shall try it at the first opportunity – Neighbours by Robert Stead