Repair the roof before it rains. Make hay while the sun shines. -- Chinese Proverb

Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity. -- Albert Einstein

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. -- John F. Kennedy

Spend 80 percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. -- Brian Tracy

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. Every one must be challenged. A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us. -- Maltbie D. Babcock

Opportunity is a moving target, and the bigger the opportunity, the faster it moves. -- Richard Gaylord Briley

Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you disengage the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarms, it's too late. - Rita Coolidge

Be grateful for the doors of opportunity--and for friends who oil the hinges. -- Bits & Pieces

It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity. -- Arthur Vandenberg

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. -- Reginald B. Mansell

No one has an exclusive on opportunity. When the sun rises, it rises for everyone. -- Chinese proverb

The greatest secret of success in life is for a person to be ready when their opportunity comes. -- Benjamin Disraeli

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage. -- Benjamin Disraeli

Every day we're given small opportunities to bring someone joy that can make a huge difference in a life. -- Delilah

Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. -- Colton

They say when one door of happiness closes, another opens. But the problem for most of us is we look so long at the closed door, we never notice the open one.

Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.

It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction. -- Anonymous

Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shut off the burglar alarm -- it was gone!

No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. All the opportunities in the world are waiting to be grasped by people who are in love with what they're doing.

Opportunity merely knocks - temptation kicks the door in!

When I think of how quickly time flies, I am always sorry that I did not do better yesterday or last year, because that particular opportunity will never come again. But I comfort myself with thinking that the opportunity to do better next time lies before me.

I always try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

A window of opportunity won't open itself.

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

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

God cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.

When the window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

There is no security in life, only opportunity.

Do your work with goodwill and determination and opportunities will open up to you as naturally as flowers open to sunshine.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

No one has an exclusive on opportunity. When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.

Opportunities are never lost. The other fellow takes those you miss.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time. -- American Proverb

Opportunity is a bird that never perches.

All human interactions are opportunities either to learn or to teach.

Let our opportunities overshadow our grievances.

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

The door to opportunity is marked "push."

The errors to avoid are those that eliminate opportunities to try again.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.