Ethiopia! The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
1. Isaias Afwerki: “Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.”
― Idowu Koyenikan,
2. Abiy Ahmed: The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow.
3. Dawud Ibsa Ayana: “We stand around waiting for the ‘big’ opportunity while we bypass all the ‘small’ opportunities that would have created that ‘big’ opportunity.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
4. Berhanu Nega: Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist–while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!
5. Shimelis Abdisa : To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
6. Merera Gudina : When the dictators and the opportunists are gone, the cross will still stand before us and something in us will say, That is the real thing.
7. Debretsion Gebremichael: General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!
8. Lemma Megersa : It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
9. Demeke Mekonnen: I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.
10. Jaal Marroo: Somebody who sticks to his guns can be called a stubborn person or a principled person, it depends on whether you like his ideas or not. You can call somebody whose ideas you don’t like an ideologist or a person of ideas. You can call somebody whose actions you don’t like a pragmatist if you like them, or an opportunist if you don’t.
11. Jawar Mohammed: We must walk rapidly but not run. We must not be opportunists, nor allow our enthusiasms to make us lose the vision of concrete reality.