John Ploughman on Seizing Opportunities:
Some men are never awake when the train starts, but crawl into the station just in time to see that everybody is off and then sleepily say, “Dear me, is the train gone? My watch must have stopped in the nights.
They always come into town a day after the fair and open their wares an hour after the market is over. They make their hay when the sun has left off shining and cut their corn as soon as the fine weather is ended. They cry, “Hold hard!” after the shot has left the gun and lock the stable door when the steed is stolen. They are like a cow’s tail, always behind; they take time by the heels and not by the forelock, if indeed they ever take him at all. They are no more worth than an old almanac; their time has gone for lack of use. #carpediem #seizetheday
An ant can never make honey even if it works its heart out – John Ploughman