June 15th, 2002


On Opportunity -- Benjamin Disraeli


Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

Curt Snook is reading a biography of Benjamin Disraeli translated from the French, published in 1929, on WOI-fm, at 6:30 each night, available from their web site via streaming video. Cool, but not footnoted, huge bibliography. Lots of quotable stuff.

So, is that where I got today's neat quote? Nope. I am reading along in a light, fluffhead summer romance my sister sent me, and BANG, right in the middle of it, here's this quote, credited. It is even well-used and apropos in the story.