A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 02, 2014
“Opportunities always look bigger going than coming”

"An opportunity always looks bigger going than coming” was cited in print in May 1922 in the syndicated newspaper column “Smile a While” with Tom Sims. It’s hard to see opportunities as they come, but it’s easy to see them as they go, in hindsight.

“Opportunities always look bigger going than coming” (the plural form) was cited in print in May 1923.


26 May 1922, Elkhart (IN) Truth, “Pepographs,” pg. 4, col. 4:
An opportunity always looks bigger going than coming.

27 May 1922, Winston-Salem (NC) Journal, “Smile a While” with Tom Sims, pg. 4, col. 7:
An opportunity always looks bigger going than coming.

Chronicling America
8 June 1922, Seattle (WA) Star, pg. 6, col. 2:
An opportunity always looks bigger going than coming.

Google News Archive
18 May 1923, Pittsburgh (PA) Press, “Twilight Thinks,” pg. 14, col. 6:
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

Google News Archive
12 November 1942, DeWitt (AR) Era-Enterprise, “About Town,” pg. 2, col. 3:
OPPORTUNITIES ALWAYS LOOK BIGGER GOING THAN COMING.

Google Books
New Treasury of Stories for Every Speaking and Writing Occasion
By Jacob Morton Braude
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1959
Pg. 255:
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

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Multinational Finance:
Evaluating Opportunities, Costs, and Risks of Operations

By Kirt C. Butler
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2012
Pg. 313:
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming. —Anonymous

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