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83,722. Michael: Stanley!
Stanley: Can’t you see I’m urinating?
Michael: Listen, listen, Stanley. You don’t need to answer me now.
Michael: Just ... I want you to think about it. I am starting my own company ...
Michael: You’re not letting me finish and you just lost out on a million dollars.
Stanley: No I didn’t. (Opportunity & Office & Company) The Office US s5e21: Two Weeks
103,783. We’re supposed to call everything we don’t want to do ‘opportunities’. (Office & Opportunity & Counselling) The Office US s9e20: Paper Airplane, Jim & Pam’s report of counselling session
129,353. My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters. (Johnson & Disaster & Opportunity) Boris Johnson, cited Daily Telegraph 2 December 2004
4,659. Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no secret poet and sank unwept into oblivion. (Woman & Opportunity) George Eliot, Middlemarch
5,032. We can be hindered in our development and our personal growth by political conditions. Outer circumstances can constrain us. Only when we are free to develop our innate abilities can we live as free beings. But we are just as much determined by inner potential and outer opportunities as the Stone Age boy on the Rhine, the lion in Africa, or the apple tree in the garden. (Equality & Politics & Opportunity) Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World
5,033. Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal ... There is a tendency ... for certain people to use this phrase out of context, to satisfy all conditions. The most ridiculous example I can think of is that the people who run public education promote the stupid and idle along with the industrious - because all men are created equal, educators will gravely tell you, the children left behind suffer terrible feelings of inferiority. We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe – some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they're born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others – some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of most men. (Equality & Education & Opportunitiy) Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
5,043. There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. (Equality & Opportunity & Capitalism) Woodrow Wilson
5,050. My feeling is, having lived in different classes, that people want equality of opportunity ... that's the thing that makes me despair: the idea that people aren't given equality of opportunity. (Equality & Opportunity) Zadie Smith
5,258. Not since the 1920s has Britain been more socially unequal. As the gap between the rich and the rest has widened so has the gap in opportunity for their children. (Job & Work & Opportunity & Inequality) Richard Bilton, Who Gets the Best Jobs? BBC, 2011
6,190. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. (Society & Democracy & Opportunity) Nelson Mandela
6,210. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. (Individual & Society & Opportunity) Albert Einstein
6,231. Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfilment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way. (Individual & Opportunity & Education) Noam Chomsky
24,574. That’s a lot of Yamac sauce. It’d be a shame to let it go to waste. Jake, I’m getting that tingling in the lobes. And when a lobe tingles it means only one thing: opportunity. I’m talking about gold-pressed latinum. Maybe four or five bars. (Star Trek & Opportunity) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Progress s1e15, Nog
41,235. Ability is nothing without opportunity. (Ability & Opportunity) Napoleon Bonaparte
42,494. ‘In devastation there is opportunity.’ (Corporation & Opportunity) The Corporation 2003, commodities trader
56,833. Opportunity makes a thief. (Proverb & Opportunity & Theft) Early 13th century proverb
64,804. My parents didn’t believe in luck. They believed in hard work and in preparing me to take advantage of opportunity. Like many parents, they taught me to be generous but never to depend on the generosity of others. (Advantage & Opportunity) Naveen Jain
64,813. It’s about taking advantage of the opportunities you have right now, and right now we're in a position where you call somebody and they’re willing to pick up and take the call because they’re a fan, you have to take advantage of that and have a chance to capitalize on your ideas. (Advantage & Opportunity) Dwyane Wade
64,814. I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it ... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. (Advantage & Opportunity) Samuel Goldwyn
64,824. Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. (Advantage & Opportunity) Benjamin Disraeli
81,157. The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year. (Mischief & Opportunity & Good) Voltaire
84,242. O opportunity, thy guilt is great! William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece, 876
84,243. There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar iV iii 2
84,244. I appreciate the opportunity you are giving me, Mr Cromwell, as the largest shareholder in Teldar Paper, to speak. Wall Street 1987 starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen & Martin Sheen & Daryl Hannah & John C McGinley & Terence Stamp & James Karen & Hal Holbrook & Sean Young & James Spader et al, director Oliver Stone, Gordon Gecko to Teldar Paper president
84,245. Thou strong seducer, opportunity! John Dryden 1631-1700, The Conquest of Granada
84,246. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston S Churchill
84,247. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson