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 →
Proverbs containing the word Opportunity
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 →
Don't act when circumstances are unfavourable. Wait for a better opportunity of achieving success - and when it comes, seize upon it
This applies to any situation where an opportunity is lost through failure to make up one's mind.
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 →