Parable about Alexander the Great and Opportunity

Parable on Opportunity

One day Alexander the Great was going about town, just walking with his troops and roaming about the market. In one of the side streets, he saw a sculpture’s shop. Curious, he went inside and saw the beautiful statue of a woman without a head and with wings.

Alexander: “O’ Sculptor, what is this beautiful status called?”
Sculptor: “O Great King, this statue is called Opportunity”
Alexander: “Why does it have no head?”
Sculptor: “O Great King, so no one can know how Opportunity looks like”
Alexander: “…and why does it have wings?”
Sculptor: “Because it does not wait for no one, Opportunity flies away.
You have to catch her right away.”