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Proverbs containing the word Opportunity

Opportunity seldom knocks twice

Another proverb tells us that Fortune knocks at least once at every man's gate, but that does not necessarily mean that it will knock a second... Read more →

Opportunity makes the thief

If you leave articles of value lying about, you are asking for them to be stolen. The temptation may be too great for a person who would not... Read more →

Hoist your sail when the wind is fair

Don't act when circumstances are unfavourable. Wait for a better opportunity of achieving success - and when it comes, seize upon it

He who hesitates is lost

This applies to any situation where an opportunity is lost through failure to make up one's mind.

He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay

Here 'nay' means 'a refusal'. This proverb could apply to a certain Mr Lambert. One afternoon he was telephoned by a friend who offered him a... Read more →