The Emblem of Opportunity

5.08. THE EMBLEM OF OPPORTUNITY. A Bald Man, balancing on a razor’s edge, fleet of foot, his forehead covered with hair, his body naked—if you have caught him, hold him fast; when he has once escaped, not Jupiter himself can overtake him: he is the emblem how short-lived is Opportunity.
The ancients devised such a portraiture of Time, to signify that slothful delay should not hinder the execution of our purposes. [more info]

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