|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| Every one has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.|
| Opportunity has hair in front, behind she is bald: if you seize her by the forelock you may hold her, but, if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.|
From the Latin.
| Opportunity is in respect to time, in some sense, as time is in respect to eternity: it is the small moment, the exact point, the critical minute, on which every good work so much depends.|