• Do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got.
  • Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. For beauty is God’s handwriting.
  • A wise man makes more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon
  • When one door is shut, another opens. Cervantes
  • Four things come not back:The spoken word; The sped arrow;Time past; The neglected opportunity. Omar Ibn

From the Bible:

  • Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15
  • Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10 
  •  Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15
  •  Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5

Many of these quotations have been passed on by word of mouth and the source is unknown. Wherever possible the author has been acknowledged.