every dog has its day
- Everyone, at some point, experiences some degree of success, impact, or influence in life.
- 1898, [George] Bernard Shaw, “Cæsar and Cleopatra”, in Three Plays for Puritans: The Devil’s Disciple, Cæsar and Cleopatra, & Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, London: Grant Richards, […], published 1901, OCLC 122594195, Act III, page 153:
- cæsar [...] Yes, Rufio: I am an old man—worn out now—true, quite true. [...] Well, every dog has his day; and I have had mine: I cannot complain.
- 1987 Nov. 5, Thomas George, "Football: First Down, Many Goals to Go," New York Times (retrieved 13 July 2015):
- "[T]o lose, it hurt. But I learned from that. I learned that every dog has its day. I learned patience."
- 2012 Aug. 11, "Europa League: Hearts delight at Liverpool tie," Independent (UK) (retrieved 13 July 2015):
- The Hearts manager John McGlynn was thrilled to be drawn against Liverpool in the Europa League play-offs. McGlynn said: ". . . . I would imagine the bookmakers would favour Liverpool but every dog has its day."
- Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, →ISBN, p. 87.