Proverbs on Opportunity

Opportunities may come but they never linger.

He, who does not seize opportunity today, will be unable to seize tomorrow’s opportunity.

Hell is paved with good intentions, and roofed with lost opportunities.

Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.

Capture all opportunities.

Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.

Rice tastes good when properly cooked, and talking is good when the opportunity is ripe.

Welcome an opportunity as it comes.

Opportunity bears the thief.

If an opportunity is not taken when it comes, it passes away.

By continually striving for the best, one may waste good opportunities.

Every opportunity passed is lost.

Opportunity makes desire.

Crisis brings opportunity and change.

Life can never give security, it can only promise opportunity.

No one has an exclusive on opportunity

The gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.

With carefulness you realize your opportunity.

Four things come not back — the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.

Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them.

Take opportunity by the forelock.

Keep yourself from the opportunity and god will keep you from the sin.

If you kill time, you’ll bury opportunities.

Seize the opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.

You may always find an opportunity in your sleeve, if you like.

Time and opportunity are in no man’s sleeve.

Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.

Necessity and opportunity may make a coward valiant.

Do not lengthen the quarrel while there is an opportunity of escaping.

An opportunity is found with difficulty and easily lost.

He who waits till an opportunity occurs may wait for ever.

While we discuss matters, the opportunity passes by.

Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door.

Opportunity has hair in front, behind she is bald; if you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her, but, if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.

Hell is paved with good intentions, roofed in with lost opportunities.

Never kiss an opportunity with a dirty mouth.

A man who misses his opportunity, and monkey who misses his branch, cannot be saved.

Where there is no want of will, there will be no want of opportunity.

Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.

Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.

Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

For every problem there is an opportunity.

An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity.

The threatener loses the opportunity of vengeance.

Opportunities come but do not linger.

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