it is never too late to learn

A later variation of the next two proverbs (it is never too late to mend, never too old to learn).

1678 R. L’ESTRANGE Seneca’s Morals II. xx. It is never too late to learn what it is always necessary to know.

1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 266 Never too late to learn.

1856 W. COLLINS Lady of Glenwith Grange in After Dark II. 3 ‘It is never too late to learn,’ cried he. ‘I will make a fisherman of you in no time, if you will only attend to my directions.’

1927 E. F. BENSON Lucia in London ii. We want to know what the cosmopolitan mind is thinking about. Of course we’re old, but it is never too late to learn.

2002 Washington Times 17 Feb. B3 To his credit, Norman Mailer later said that he felt ‘a very large responsibility’ for Mr. Adan’s murder, and admitted that he ‘never thought Abbott was close to killing... I was not sensitive to the fact.’ It’s never too late to learn.


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