Req Baltimore Sun 1970 - Quote: never lose a chance of missing an opportunity

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 1 16:34:14 UTC 2013

Great thanks to Stephen G. The Baltimore Sun request has been
satisfied. An entry on this topic will be posted to the Quote
Investigator website soon, I hope. Garson

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 11:41 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at> wrote:
> George Bernard Shaw and Abba Eban have both been credited with a
> memorable remark about missed opportunities.  Perhaps a list member
> with access to the ProQuest database containing the Baltimore Sun in
> 1970 would be willing to help me. Details of the PDF request are
> below.
> Here are three versions of the expression which was applied to a
> person, country or organization (there are many other versions):
> 1) never missed an occasion of losing an opportunity
> 2) never missed a chance of missing an opportunity
> 3) never lose a chance of missing an opportunity
> Fred's Yale Book of Quotations has two valuable citations: an
> attribution to Shaw in 1963 and a quote from Eban in 1988.
> I have partial information from a database match suggesting that Abba
> Eban used the expression in 1970. If someone could send me the PDF of
> the article and the PDF of the page containing the article that would
> be very helpful.

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