it is never too late to mend

See also the two adjacent proverbs (it is never too late to learn, never too old to learn).

1590 R. GREENE (title) Never too late.

1594 LODGE & GREENE Looking-Glass for London I3v Amends may neuer come too late.

c 1645 J. HOWELL Familiar Letters 9 Nov. (1903) III. 139 We have both of us our failings that way..but it is never over late to mend.

1856 C. READE (title) It is never too late to mend.

1934 H. SPRING Shabby Tiger iv. Adolf shrugged a shoulder which suggested that it’s never too late to mend.

1961 I. JEFFERIES It wasn’t Me! i. How kind... Never too late to mend.


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  • 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… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • never too old to learn — See also the two preceding proverbs (it is never too late to learn, it is never too late to mend). Cf. SENECA Epistle LXXVI. iii. tamdiu discen dum est, quamdiu nescias: si proverbio credimus, quamdiu vivas, we must go on learning as long as we… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • never — see never is a long time never say never it is never too late to learn it is never too late to mend never too old to learn better late than never never send a boy to do a man’s …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • late — adjective see the early man never borrows from the late man it is never too late to learn it is never too late to mend it is too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted adverb see better late than never …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • mend — see it is never too late to mend when things are at the worst they begin to mend least said, soonest mended …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Charles Reade — For the New Zealand town planner of the same name, see Charles Reade (town planner) Charles Reade from Who When What Book, 1900 Charles Reade (8 June 1814 – 11 April 1884) was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the …   Wikipedia

  • Reade, Charles — born June 8, 1814, near Ipsden, Oxfordshire, Eng. died April 11, 1884, London English novelist and dramatist. Though trained in law and an administrator at Oxford University, he put much of his time and resources into writing and staging his… …   Universalium

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  • Charles Reade — (* 8. Juni 1814 in Ipsden/Oxfordshire, England; † 11. April 1884 in London) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Reade wurde als Sohn von John Reade und dessen Frau Anne Marie Scott Waring im Ipsden House geboren. Sein Studium, das er 1835 mit dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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