from "Opportunity," by Francis Wenderoth Saunders, Class of 1920 in the 1920 Register

"There is an old saying, 'Opportunity knocks but once.' It is so old that the author of this rank bit of nonesense has passed into oblivion. More's the pity that the roles were not changed and that it was the saying that went. No one group of words has wrought more evil than this. Humanity has been so long under this cloud that they believe it the sky, when in reality it obscures the sky . . . Opportunity is always just within grasp. The person who forges ahead in this world is the one who creates the opportunity for himself . . ."