These are English sayings and proverbs about chance, luck and fortune, or the way things sometimes seem to happen without any obvious design or intention.
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1) Even the lowest of us at some time has a chance to get revenge on an oppressor, no matter how powerful that oppressor may be. 2) We will all have good luck or success at some point in our lives.
We all get at least one good opportunity in life; everybody has the opportunity to be successful in life.
The person who waits too long loses the opportunity; or, more seriously, delay or indecision may have disastrous results.
If we want to make hay, we need sunny weather, so when the sun comes we should take the opportunity to make hay. Thus the proverb suggests that we should make good use of any opportunity while it lasts.
We should take an opportunity (or chance) when it comes. According to this saying, it will not come again.
Take any opportunity or chance when it comes - it may not come again.
Seize the opportunity! When we have the chance to do something, we should do it immediately. Otherwise it will be too late.
We should use all opportunities when they come, before it's too late.
1) Nobody can stop the progression of time. 2) We should act on favourable opportunities immediately, without delay.
An optimistic view on life, in which a refusal or failure is always followed by another opportunity.