Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world aren't the best coders or sales people, but instead, just really good at seizing great opportunities.

In building my company Porch.com, we realized that the best opportunities are when you can truly help solve another's problem, in our case, helping improve your home.

Below are a collection of quotes that emphasize the importance of seizing the moment for greatness.

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1. "If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." Tom Peters

2. "In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." Mark Zuckerberg

3. "As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big." Donald Trump

4. "It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path." Michael Dell

5. "Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." Warren Buffett

6. "Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting." Guy Kawasaki

7. "Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail." Brian Tracy

8. "Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward." Hillary Clinton

9. "To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings." Rosabeth Moss Kanter

10. "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston S. Churchill

11. "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." Francis Bacon

12. "How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it." Paulo Coelho

13. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." Milton Berle

14. "I will prepare and some day my chance will come." Abraham Lincoln

15. "Most people miss Opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison

16. "What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team." Benjamin Franklin Fairless

17. "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Henry Ford

18. "Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." Bobby Unser

19. "Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them." William Arthur Ward

20. "To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities." Bruce Lee

Published on: Jun 20, 2015