In affairs of importance a man should concentrate not so much on making opportunities as on taking advantages of those that arise.

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammatist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #453 (1665-1678) [tr. Tancock (1959)]

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