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No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused.

A Christmas Carol
Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.

Speech (1968)
Sometimes you have to pay a high price for an opportunity.

Forbes (1998)
The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person.
I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
The opportunities for future growth are everywhere. Seeing the future has nothing to do with speculating about what might happen. Rather, you must understand the revolutionary potential of what is already happening.

Interview, Strategy + Business (1997)
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
Possibilities are like cancer. The more I think about them, the more they multiply, and there's no way to stop them. I'm out of control.

Dance Dance Dance
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."