on Being Late
Life is a race,
where some succeed,
While others are beginning;
'Tis luck, at times, at others, speed,
That gives an early winning.
But, if you chance to fall behind,
Ne'er slacken your endeavor;
Just keep this wholesome truth in mind:
'Tis better late than never!
blessing ever wait on vitruous deeds,
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
~ William Congreve
we are considering when we are to begin, it is often too late
to act. ~ Quintillian
There is, by
God's grace, an imeasurable difference between late and too
late. ~ Mme.
Swetchine (1782 - 1857)
who rises late never does a good days work. ~ Proverb
you do not rise early, you can make progress in nothing. ~ William
is too late,
Until a tired heart shall cease to palpitate.
~ Henry W. Longfellow
Aye, I suppose
I could stay up that late. ~ James Clerk Maxwell, when he was informed
on his arrival at Cambridge University that there would be a compulsory
6 a.m. church service.
keep you from " It is too late." ~ Spanish Proverb
Better an hour
too soon than a minute too late. ~ Old Saying
It is never too late to be happy;
It is never too late to smile;
It is never too late to extend a hand
With a cheering word once in a while.
For there's never a sorrow or worry
In all this green-covered earth
But is followed soon by a gladsome joy
And a generous measure of mirth.
~ Jeanette H. Carey
late is advice when the mischief is done. ~ French Proverb
counsel never comes too late. ~ German Proverb