- The proverb quoted above is intended to impress our minds the desirability of catching time by the forelock.
- A blacksmith strikes the iron when it is red-hot for then it is soft and he can mould it into whatever shape ha likes.
- Many people fail in life because they do not learn the lesson of striking the iron when it is hot.
- Pakistan got many opportunities to resolve the Kashmir dispute with India, but failed to avail them.
- Striking when the iron is hot may be regarded as the key to success in life. Except in rare cases in which success comes purely by accident.
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