Doors… for some they represent opportunity, for others a barrier. They offer an invitation when opened, and rejection when closed. They invite curiosity, imagining what lies on the other side of a locked door, and they also bring finality and closure.
In the dichotomy of doors, there is much wisdom to be found… the quintessential quotes. Enjoy.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
“Fear will always knock on your door. Just don’t invite it in for dinner. And for heaven’s sake, don’t offer it a bed for the night.” Max Lucado
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” Kyle Chandler
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell
“I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.” Jesus
“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.” Helen Keller
“Every prayer is a knock on Heaven’s door.” Rumi
“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” Mary Browne
“The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock.” Tony Gaskins
“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” Jim Rohn
“God enters by a private door into every individual.” Ralph Waldo Emerson