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Fifteen Minutes Too Late
Literary Terms & Quotes
"Or perhaps ten minutes or ten hours... Regardless of the time span, nothing is worse than realizing it's too late to do something. Or is it? Here are ten quotes on being "too late"."
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Which 19th century American transcendentalist essayist and poet was credited with saying, "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late"?
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Edgar Allan Poe
Louisa May Alcott
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Which French existentialist author claimed that "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do"?
Daphne du Maurier
Which American Founding Father was credited with the lament that "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"?
"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late" was the advice given by which legendary English playwright?
Which witty American author was credited with the quote, "Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late"?
"'Tis not too late to seek a newer world" was the advice given by which former English Poet Laureate?
William Butler Yeats
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Which English fantasy novelist informed us that "Most of the gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along"?
Which English mystery author was credited with saying that "One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late"?
Which Irish "genius" declared that "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"?
Which female author with a masculine pen name was credited with saying, "It is never too late to be what you might have been"?
Miguel de Cervantes
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