Random Thoughts

When opportunity knocks – part 1


An old adage warns us that “he who hesitates is lost.” I’m sure it applies to women as well as men – although back when the phrase was coined tradition called on writers to use the male pronoun when referring to people of both genders.

According to a little internet research I did, the origin of the maxim can be traced back to an English author named Joseph Addison (who lived from 1672 to 1719). What Addison actually wrote was: “Swift and resolute action leads to success; self-doubt is a prelude to disaster.”

An ancient proverb that existed several centuries before Addison was b...

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