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once told me: 'Luck is when opportunity meets preparation'. And that's what I
really feel with my music. I've worked really, really hard on it. It was like,
'this is really what I want to do.. what do I have to do to make it work?'
Baxter - Luck
- Hard Work
When you're in a position where you think you've got a lot of ego and you might
perceive it as power.. If you're in a position to make things happen.. that allows
you tremendous opportunities which other people don't have.
Bond - Power
Keeping taxes low and restraining spending
leads to a vibrant economy; it leads to
new jobs; it leads to better opportunities;
and it leads to a shrinking deficit.
Bush - Taxes
When it comes to the common rights and needs
of men and women, there is no clash of civilizations.
The requirements of freedom apply fully
to Africa and Latin America and the entire
Islamic world. The peoples of the Islamic
nations want and deserve the same freedoms
and opportunities as people in every nation.
And their governments should listen to their
Bush - America
Rights - Freedom
Without the strength to endure the crisis,
one will not see the opportunity within.
It is within the process of endurance that
opportunity reveals itself.
Chu - Crisis
Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes
no time with those who are unprepared.
Clason - Luck
There cannot be true democracy unless women's
voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy
unless women are given the opportunity to
take responsibility for their own lives.
Rodham Clinton - Responsibility
If you don't act now while it's fresh in
your mind, it will probably join the list
of things you were always going to do but
never quite got around to. Chances are you'll
also miss some opportunities.
Clitheroe - Action
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting
an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it
were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions..
I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired, and to discover
that the path they took was never all that clearly defined. It was comforting
to me when I figured out that you don't have to know what you want to do with
your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities
will open up.
Cooper - Opportunity
- Life -
I'd always had a childhood ambition to go into the investment capital business,
and spent twenty-odd years in it. But the thought of spending the second half
of my career in the same business was boring, so I looked around for other opportunities.
Corrigan - Business
As long as you enjoy investing, you'll be willing to do the homework and
stay in the game. That's why I try to make the show so entertaining, because if
you aren't interested, you'll either miss the opportunity to make money in the
market or not pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt.
Cramer - Money
Market - Losing
Remember, I am neither a bear nor a bull, I am an agnostic opportunist. I
want to make money short- and long-term. I want to find good situations and exploit
Cramer - Opportunity
Market - Bull
Market - Money
You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented
Davis - Opportunity
It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've
always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference.
Dell - Change
is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Edison - Work
Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
Ford - Failure
A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent
on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the
purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are
not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity
to do so.
Gandhi - Customers
- Work -
We started our foundation because we believe we have a real opportunity to
help advance equity around the world.. to help make sure that, no matter where
a person is born, he or she has the chance to live a healthy, productive life.
Gates - Help
The entrepreneur in us sees opportunities everywhere we look, but many people
see only problems everywhere they look. The entrepreneur in us is more concerned
with discriminating between opportunities than he or she is with failing to see
Gerber - Opportunity
The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is
there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will
find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities
as we do the right thing.
Gore - Environmental
We sometimes emphasize the danger in a crisis without focusing on the opportunities
that are there. We should feel a great sense of urgency because it is the most
dangerous crisis we have ever faced, by far. But it also provides us with opportunities
to do a lot of things we ought to be doing for other reasons anyway. And to solve
this crisis we can develop a shared sense of moral purpose. (talking about the
Gore - Environmental
I am no longer an advocate of elaborate techniques of security analysis in
order to find superior value opportunities.
Graham - Investing
We must respect each other's right to choose a collective destiny, and the
opportunity to develop the legal and political rights for Indigenous and non-Indigenous
peoples so that we may enjoy the right to maintain our culture, our heritage and
our land, as a united Australia.
Huggins - Compassion
Rights - People
I really want people to know that Ive
worked hard, very hard, to get to where
I am today.. this didnt just happen
overnight. I started in business over 25
years ago and have found a way to build
on what Ive learned through every
partnership and opportunity.
Johnson - Hard
Work - Patience
I was able to see what I wanted to do, I
could see the opportunity, even when others
could not, and I stay committed to doing
it and doing it well, no matter what.
Johnson - Opportunity
I viewed it as a business, but I always
viewed it as a game. An opportunity to show
my skills, my basketball skills, amongst
the best in the world.
Jordan - Business
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write
the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke stands
for danger; the other for opportunity. In
a crisis, be aware of the danger-but recognize
F. Kennedy - Risk
We've got a portfolio of companies that range all the way from hotels to television
stations and cable TV companies, oil and gas, consumer products, and industrial
products. If there's anything that I want to know more about, I have the opportunity.
It's right in our portfolio. I can spend time at the factory or with the manangement
and learn as much as I want. You can't get bored doing that.
Kravis - Companies
I always took my role as a leader, and certainly chairman and CEO of a major company
very seriously as to our employees and trying to create opportunities for them
and create opportunities where they could even, as I said many times, could realize
their God-given potential and maybe realize more potential than even they realize
Lay - God
A good martial artist does not become tense,
but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming.
Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent
expands, I contract; and when he contracts,
I expand. And when there is an opportunity,
"I" do not hit, "it"
hits all by itself.
Lee - Fighting
You just have to be opportunistic, and try
to figure out what creates value.. where
the bottom is, what creates incremental
value, and in what combinations.
Malone - Opportunity
Everybody should have the opportunity to do and be everything they can be.
Phil - Opportunity
I don't believe you are simply born with the ambition of becoming chancellor.
But if you want to make a difference, if you enjoy putting ideas into practice,
then the post of chancellor has to be the one presenting the biggest opportunity
Merkel - Change
Always think outside the box and embrace
opportunities that appear, wherever they
Mittal - Opportunities
If you took our top fifteen decisions out,
wed have a pretty average record.
It wasnt hyperactivity, but a hell
of a lot of patience. You stuck to your
principles and when opportunities came along,
you pounced on them with vigor
Munger - Investing
Size and synergies between the different
segments of the company matter. As far as
we are concerned, the Internet is broadening
our opportunity, as well as for other big
media companies with huge resources in sports,
entertainment and news. There's just more
Murdoch - Media
People don't expect government to solve
all their problems. But they sense, deep
in their bones, that with just a slight
change in priorities, we can make sure that
every child in America has a decent shot
at life, and that the doors of opportunity
remain open to all. They know we can do
Obama - America
The truth is women in the workplace dont
have to fight nearly as hard for opportunities,
or to dispel stereotypes, as they did before.
Orman - Woman
There is no discussion inside this boardroom
to say we've got to get into this or that.
We look at every growth opportunity on its
Packer - Growth
I don't want to be left behind. In fact, I want to be here before the action
Packer - Action
As we transition from one screen to multiscreens,
Google has enormous opportunities to innovate
and drive ever higher monetization. Just
like Search in 2000.
Page - Technology
What we need to do is not only live within
our means, but start paying down the deficit,
and offer an opportunity at least for the
next generation to get out.
Paul - Debt
The investment in our mining industry has
been very positive for Australia but we
need to be doing more if we want, as I do,
more revenue for our defence.. which I think
is under-resourced.. our police, our elderly,
our hospitals, roads, infrastructure and
communication, to be able to repay our debts
and enable sustainable job opportunities
for existing and future generations.
Rinehart - Mining
Resources - Opportunity
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege,
opportunity, and responsibility to give
something back by becoming more.
Robbins - Life
An enterprising person is one who comes
across a pile of scrap metal and sees the
making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising
person is one who drives through an old
decrepit part of town and sees a new housing
development. An enterprising person is one
who sees opportunity in all areas of life.
Rohn - Optimistic
Opportunity - Life
I want to fight poverty and ignorance and
give opportunity to those people who are
Simmons - Change
America, you know, they always separate people because of race. They've been
able to convince, 'The niggers are coming.' You know, the diversity that America
has is so special. It's starting to really become a cool thing for young people.
Not only because there are more mixes of people, but because people are more open-minded
about each other. So I think in the future, America has a great, great opportunity,
and mostly because of hip-hop.
Simmons - Change
I believe in giving everything my best shot.
I do not believe in holding back. I am very
driven by the fact that we are destined
with these opportunities.
Singh - Belief
I enjoy every opportunity and live every
moment. And that is why I have no regrets.
Its when you are not scared of losing
that you win everything. Very often I take
cabs to travel during the course of the
day because I enjoy talking to cabbies from
different parts of India.
Singh - Opportunity
I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a
place of excellence and the impact of this
tiny community on the world is completely
disproportionate to its size. We are the
undisputed leaders of technological change.
But with our abundance of talent and resources,
we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers
of social change and, ultimately, this may
be our greatest contribution.
Skoll - Business
Ethics - Social
Valley - World
I'm not a sponge exactly, but I find that
something I look at is a great opportunity
Stewart - Business
Ideas - Opportunity
I am proud of my country. But we need to
unite to make a unified India, free of communalism
and casteism. We need to build India into
a land of equal opportunity for all. We
can be a truly great nation if we set our
sights high and deliver to the people the
fruits of continued growth, prosperity and
Tata - India
The more you seek security, the less of
it you have. But the more you seek opportunity,
the more likely it is that you will achieve
the security that you desire.
Tracy - Security
Every day, you'll have opportunities to
take chances and to work outside your safety
net. Sure, it's a lot easier to stay in
your comfort zone.. in my case, business
suits and real estate.. but sometimes you
have to take risks. When the risks pay off,
that's when you reap the biggest rewards.
Trump - Business
Estate - Opportunity
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Tzu - Opportunity
Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage
of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by
unexpected routes and strike him where he
has taken no precautions.
Tzu - Speed
Most everything Ive done Ive
copied from somebody else.
Walton - Opportunity
Id still say that visiting the stores
and listening to our folks was one of the
most valuable uses of my time as an executive.
But really, our best ideas usually do come
from the folks in the stores. Period.
Walton - Ideas
We cant impede progress in the name
of environmental action that yields little
for the environment and even less for our
people.. and we should look at the environment
as an economic opportunity.
Whitman - Economy
I feel that luck is preparation meeting
Winfrey - Opportunity
Princeton has made an enormous difference in my life, and I am delighted
to be able to express my gratitude in such a tangible way. The generosity of earlier
generations of donors made it possible for me to attend Princeton as a young student
from Hong Kong, and I have always wanted to do all I could to assure that students
in the future.. from the United States and around the world.. will have the same
kinds of opportunities I had to learn from faculty members who are leaders in
their fields at a university that remains second to none in its commitment to
teaching. (talking about his $100 million donation to Princeton University)
Wu - Philanthropy
- Help -
I did something that challenged the banking world. Conventional banks look
for the rich; we look for the absolutely poor. All people are entrepreneurs, but
many don't have the opportunity to find that out.
Yunus - Banks
The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world.. all we have to do is
to free them from the chains that we have put around them.
Yunus - Poverty
I've always been called a professional opportunist,
and in the future I'm open to anything.
We've spent a lot of time offshore, looking
at opportunities in real estate outside
the United States.
Zell - Opportunity
In my case, if one out of five opportunities
is interesting enough to work on, maybe
one in five of those ends up being worth
doing. That might be a function of risk.
That might be a function of price. There
are all the variables. But you have to be
constantly sorting and choosing and prioritizing.
Zell - Decisions
Statistics suggest that when customers complain,
business owners and managers ought to get
excited about it. The complaining customer
represents a huge opportunity for more business.
Ziglar - Business
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