Posted by TheFallen on September 05, 2002
In Reply to: Phrases posted by susan on September 05, 2002
: I have some ancient phrases that sound familiar today. Can you help me find the present day phrase.
: 1 The loss that is unknown is no loss at all
: 2 While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity
: 3 For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.
: 4 When fortune is on our side, popular favor bears her company
Well, here's some potential more modern alternatives that mean roughly the same things:
1. What you've never had, you've never missed - out of sight, out of mind.
2. Strike while the iron's hot - carpe diem.
3. The end justifies the means.
4. Everybody loves a winner.
There's sure to be other possibilities too.
See also: the meaning and origin of Carpe Diem.