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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Opportunity
 
A man must make his opportunity as oft as find it.  Bacon.  1
An occasion lost cannot be redeemed.  2
An opportunity which presents itself must not be lost.  Turkish.  3
Catch the opportunity.  Latin.  4
Don’t let escape the opportunity of the present; it will not return.  Turkish.  5
Know your opportunity.  Pittacus, one of the seven wise men.  6
Let not slip the golden opportunity.  7
Occasion’s (opportunity’s) bald behind.  Massinger.  8
Opportunity is the cream of time.  9
Opportunity makes desire.  Dutch.  10
Opportunities are more powerful than conquerors and prophets.  Benjamin Disraeli.  11
Opportunities do not wait.  Modern Greek.  12
Opportunities neglected are lost.  13
The first occasion offered, quickly take,
Lest thou repine at what thou did’st forsake.  Dutch.
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The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.  Publius Syrus.  15
To take opportunity by the forelock.  16
 
 
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