Seize Time by the Forelock

“The great art of accomplishing things in life, is to take advantage of every opportunity, and in no profession in the world is this more conspicuous than in the life of a sailor.

“In a sailor’s life, ‘time’ must always be seized by the forelock; as the very thing he lives in is a complicated piece of machinery, which he governs, under Providence, so as to make the winds and waves subservient to it.”

— Captain Francis Liardet, R.N. (The Midshipman’s Companion)


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