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Strong Words 12-5-05


"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." William Butler Yeats

Now that's a clever one I've never heard before. Can be applied to a lot of things.


True, but I think he was talking about timing.


It's basically saying take the initiative and be pro-active rather than re-active. Instead of waiting for the right moment, create the right moment.


i dont see this relating to timing or the right moment. i see that he's saying that if you want something then you have to go out and get it, not wait for it to come.


I think he's an idiot. It takes a lot less energy to leave the iron in the oven and hit it when its warm, 'cause then its easier to shape. It would be a good workout trying to do this when its a cold piece of iron tho...

A witty saying proves nothing, although it can make you really, really famous. ~ Oscar Wilde -- http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde


hahahah yea actually.