Being Late Proverbs

Sayings on Being Late

It’s never too late to mend. ~ English Proverbs

Never too late to learn. ~ Traditional Proverb

Great talents mature late. ~ Japanese Proverbs

When a thing is done, advice comes too late. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Think late, suffer soon. ~ Traditional Proverb

It’s never too late to mend. ~ English Proverb

The person in a hurry usually arrives late. ~ Georgian Proverbs

He that always thinks it is too soon is sure to come too late. ~ German Proverbs

A truth that comes too early or too late is just like a lie. ~ German Proverb

Death always comes too early or too late. ~ English Proverb

He who arrives too late finds the plate turned over. ~ Belgian Proverbs

If you tell the truth too early, you are laughed at — too late and you are stoned. ~ Iranian Proverbs

The nights are short for him who married late in life. ~ Russian Proverbs

It’s never too late to die or get married. ~ Yiddish Proverb

When the boat reaches mid-stream, it is too late to stop the leak. ~ Chinese Proverb

When you’re dying of thirst it’s too late to think about digging a well. ~ Japanese Proverb

Late is worth more than never. ~ French Proverb

Ideas are something that usually comes like fireman- too late. ~ Jewish Proverb

He who is in a hurry always arrives late. ~ Georgian Proverb

Go early to market and as late as you can to battle. ~ Italian Proverb

Better late than never. ~ English Proverb

It’s too late to close the stable door after the horse has escaped. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

He who is waiting for someone else’s bowl often dines late. ~ French Proverb

The buffalo that arrives late will have to drink muddy water and eat dry grass. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

It is never too late to ask what time it is. ~ Traditional Proverb

It is too late to learn to swim when the water is up to your lips. ~ Danish Proverb

He who is late may gnaw the bones. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

Late children are early orphans. ~ Spanish Proverb

Quotations on Being Late

The idea is to die young as late as possible. ~ Ashley Montagu

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try. ~ Michael Jordan

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. ~ Charles Lamb

Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television. ~ Joan Rivers

There’s no use in doing a kindness if you do it a day too late. ~ Charles Kingsley

Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late. ~ Max Kauffman

It’s not to late to… ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be. ~ Morrie Schwartz

It is never too late to give up our prejudices. ~ Henry David Thoreau

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. ~ Wayne Dyer

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new! ~ St. Augustine

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. ~ Henny Youngman

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour. ~ Stephen B. Leacock

It’s never too late — in fiction or in life — to revise. ~ Nancy Thayer

There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late. ~ Og Mandino

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now. ~ P. T. Barnum

It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. ~ Jane Fonda

Tis not too late to seek a newer world. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

In this business, by the time you realize you’re in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you’re running scared all the time, you’re gone. ~ Bill Gates

I hate it in friends when they come too late to help. ~ Euripides

Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I’ve always been a late bloomer. ~ Sigourney Weaver

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning. ~ Jonathan Swift

To many, fame comes too late. ~ Luis De Camoens

Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Generally the man with a good wife, or the woman with a good husband, or the children with good parents discover too late the goodness they overlooked while it was in full bloom. ~ James Douglas

A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know he sees it. ~ William Dean Howells

Farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work. ~ Cato The Elder

Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds. ~ William Congreve

One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late. ~ Agatha Christie

Glory comes too late, after one has been reduced to ashes. ~ Marcus Valerius Martial

It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, ‘I don’t know. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. ~ Lee Iacocca

Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege. ~ Christopher Hill

It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. ~ Emile M. Cioran

Don’t forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living. ~ B.C. Forbes

It’s never too late to go out and get that feeling back. ~ Loretta Swit

The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. ~ Ovid

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde

Tomorrow’s life is too late. Live today. ~ Marcus Valerius Martial

Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day. ~ Franz Liszt

Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world. ~ Tommy Douglas

It’s never too late to start planning for the future. ~ Author Unknown

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life. ~ Lord Byron

Love is like a poisonous mushroom — you don’t know if it is the real thing until it is too late. ~ Author Unknown

Common sense always speaks too late. ~ Raymond Chandler

When the critics come around it’s always too late. ~ Sir Sidney Nolan

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. ~ Alexander Graham Bell

Better never than late. ~ George Bernard Shaw

It’s terrible to realize you don’t learn how to live until you’re ready to die and, then it’s too late. ~ Edna Ferber

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. ~ Felix Frankfurter

Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late? ~ Lewis Carroll

Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it. ~ Author Unknown

Old age may seem a long way off. But on the day it doesn’t, it will be too late to do anything about it. ~ Author Unknown

Wisdom is either too early or too late. ~ Author Unknown

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along. ~ Terry Pratchett

Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life- and it was you. It is not too late to find that person again. ~ Robert Brault

Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. ~ Robert R. Updegraff

Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late. ~ Mary Roberts Rhinehart

Being Late Proverbs

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