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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: opportunity


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month the theme is "opportunity".

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
Milton Berle, US comic actor (1908-2001)

"Ability is nothing without opportunity."
Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldier, statesman, revolutionary (1769-1821)

"When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door we do not see the ones which open up for us."
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (1847-1922)

"There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity." Douglas MacArthur, US general (1880-1964)

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
Thomas Alva Edison, US inventor (1847-1931)

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US President (1917-1963)

"We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities."
Walt Kelly, US satirist (1913-1973)

"The untalented are more at ease in a society that gives them valid alibis for not achieving than one where opportunities are abundant." Eric Hoffer, US philosopher, author, longshoreman (1902-1983)

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.

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