155 Too Late Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of too late quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about before it's too late.

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The Most Famous Too Late Quotes (Best in 2024)

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That comes too late that comes for the asking. — Seneca

There's no such thing as 'too late!' That's why they invented death! — Walter Matthau

How did it get so late so soon? — Dr. Seuss

The right decision is the wrong decision if it's made too late. — Lee Iacocca

It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten. — Anna Wintour

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

It's never too late to start. It's always too late to wait. — Jeff Olson

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

It's not too late at all. You just don't yet know what you are capable of. — Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing is worse and more hurtful than a happiness that comes too late. — Ivan Turgenev

Short Too Late Quotes

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  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot
  • It's never too late -- never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. — Jane Fonda
  • Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. — William Shakespeare
  • Hell is Truth Seen Too Late. — Thomas Hobbes
  • Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. — Alexander Graham Bell
  • When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well. — Japanese Proverbs
  • Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day. — Franz Liszt
  • Courage, my friend, it's not too late to make the world a better place. — Tommy Douglas
  • The second best decision in time is infinitely better than the perfect decision too late. — Omar N. Bradley
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top 10 Too Late Quotes

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

For what it's worth, it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it. — Lemmy Kilmister

It's never too late -- never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. — Jane Fonda

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. — William Shakespeare

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Hell is Truth Seen Too Late. — Thomas Hobbes

Safe sex, safe music, safe clothing, safe hair spray, safe ozone layer. Too late! Everything that's been achieved in the history of mankind has been achieved by not being safe. — Lemmy Kilmister

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

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do. — Byron Katie

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When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well. — Japanese Proverbs

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Too late quote by George Eliot

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

Too late quote by William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. — William Shakespeare

Too late quote by Thomas Hobbes

Hell is Truth Seen Too Late. — Thomas Hobbes

Too late quote by Japanese Proverbs

When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well. — Japanese Proverbs

Too late quote by Franz Liszt

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

Too late quote by Carl Sandburg

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. — Carl Sandburg

Too late quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Its Too Late Quotes

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There is no more ridiculous custom than the one that makes you express sympathy once and for all on a given day to a person whose sorrow will endure as long as his life. Such grief, felt in such a way is always present, it is never too late to talk about it, never repetitious to mention it again. — Marcel Proust

Love is all a matter of timing. It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late. — Wong Kar-wai

A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then it's too late. — Frank Sinatra

Too late quote I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.

I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late. — Mitch Hedberg

It is never too late to become reasonable and wise. — Immanuel Kant

If you're driving down a highway at fifty-five miles per hour and suddenly see a squirrel a few meters in front of you, it's too late for you to do anything about it, because you've already run it over! Your consciousness lives in the past. — Max Tegmark

Too late quote When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.
When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.

You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it's too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late. — Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Suddenly the steering wheel was in my hands. I tried to put it back on, but it was too late. I was just wondering where I was going to end up. — Kimi Raikkonen

If you see a bandwagon, it's too late. — James Goldsmith

Before It's Too Late Quotes

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The Mother's knowledge of unity, her powers of sensitivity, humility, and balance, and her infinite respect for the miracle of all life have now to be invoked by each of us and practiced if the 'masculine' rational imbalance of our civilization is to be righted before its too late. — Andrew Harvey

Even a correct decision is wrong when it was taken too late. — Lee Iacocca

Make sure you tell the people you love that you love them. Loudly and often. You never know when it might be too late. — Tom Hiddleston

Too late quote It's better to be late, than to arrive ugly
It's better to be late, than to arrive ugly

I got the message. All of us get the message, sooner or later. If you get it before it's too late or before you're too old, you'll pull through all right. — Nat King Cole

Got a proper job at 28. Gave it up to try comedy at 38. Decided to get fit and healthy at 48. It's never too late. But do it now — Ricky Gervais

Before it's too late, we need to make courageous choices that will recreate a strong alliance between man and Earth. We need a decisive 'yes' to care for creation and a strong commitment to reverse those trends that risk making the situation of decay irreversible. — Pope Benedict XVI

Too late quote Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because
Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.

I have been dating someone that treats my heart like it's monkey meat. I feel like a delusional, invisible person half the time so I need to learn what it's like to be treated well before it's too late for me. — Hannah

Nokia and Research in Motion needed a modern operating system. They could have bought Palm or Android before Google did, but they didn't. Today, it's probably too late, and at the time they would have been criticized for overpaying, but as they say - shift happens. — Marc Andreessen

I'm also very fond of a light business jet, so I'd like to get it before it's too late. — Morgan Freeman

There is this sweet spot in time when we have an opportunity to stop killing sharks and tunas and swordfish and other wildlife in the sea before it's too late. — Sylvia Earle

Nothing Is Too Late Quotes

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Nothing is too late to mend. — Thai Proverbs

One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life. — Jean-Paul Sartre

There is nothing like the first hot days of spring when the gardener stops wondering if it's too soon to plant the dahlias and starts wondering if it's too late. — Henry Mitchell

Too late quote It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.

Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, o Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for thee. — Marcus Aurelius

Hurry is a manifestation of fear; he who fears not has plenty of time. If you at with perfect faith in your own perceptions of truth, you will never be too late or too early; and nothing will go wrong. — Wallace D. Wattles

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

Too late quote It is never too late to follow your dream.
It is never too late to follow your dream.

My trainer don't tell me nothing between rounds. I don't allow him to. I fight the fight. All I want to know is did I win the round. It's too late for advice. — Muhammad Ali

I love going out dancing. There is nothing better than letting your hair down and staying up far too late, is there? — Liberty Ross

It is a maxim universally agreed upon in agriculture, that nothing must be done too late; and again, that everything must be done at its proper season; while there is a third precept which reminds us that opportunities lost can never be regained. — Pliny The Elder

All that is harmony for you, my Universe, is in harmony with me as well. Nothing that comes at the right time for you is too early or too late for me. Everything is fruit to me that your seasons bring, Nature. All things come of you, have their being in you, and return to you. — Marcus Aurelius

It's Too Late Quotes

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I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over. — Jon Stewart

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The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. — Carl Sandburg

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

Too late quote It's never too late to do nothing at all.
It's never too late to do nothing at all.

If my story stands for anything, it's that change isn't just possible, it's our mandate. And it's never too late. — Rich Roll

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

He's like a drug for you, Bella. I see that you can't live without him now. It's too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun. — Stephenie Meyer

Too late quote When a thing is done, advice comes too late.
When a thing is done, advice comes too late.

I have a motto: it's never too late to give up. It's never too late to give up what you are doing, and start doing what you realise you love. — Hans Rosling

Don't wait until there is tragedy in your life. Don't wait until you lose somebody. Don't wait until it's too late. Appreciate the beautiful people that you have in your life now. — Katie Piper

Falling in love is like eating mushrooms, you never know if it's the real thing until it's too late. — Bill Ballance

The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late. — Seymour Cray

Never Too Late Quotes

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Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again. — Bikram Choudhury

I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye meant I'd never be an astronaut. — Mark Haddon

The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late. — Seymoure Cray

Too late quote It is never too late to be what you might have been
It is never too late to be what you might have been

It is never too late to be wise. — Daniel Defoe

The sad truth is that too many people delay gratification for too long, or indefinitely. They put off what they want to do until it’s too late, saving money for experiences they will never enjoy. — Bill Perkins

The path you take is up to you. Make good choices, dream BIG, it is never too late. — Chris Herren

Too late quote Always remember it's better to arrive late than to arrive ugly.
Always remember it's better to arrive late than to arrive ugly.

It is never too late to go quietly to our lakes, rivers, oceans, even our small streams, and say to the sea gulls, the great blue herons, the bald eagles, the salmon, that we are sorry. — Brenda Peterson

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

One of the wonderful things about being ALIVE is that it's never too late. — Phyllis A. Whitney

It’s never too late to start eating well. A good diet can reverse many of those conditions as well. In short: change the way you eat and you can transform your health for the better. — T. Colin Campbell

It's Never Too Late Quotes

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It's never too late to change your luck — Diplo

I've always loved butterflies, because they remind us that it's never too late to transform ourselves. — Drew Barrymore

It's never too late to have a happy childhood, and age only matters if you're a cheese. — Rick Steves

Tomorrow will be too late, it's now or never. — Elvis Presley

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. — Wayne Dyer

It's never too late for a coffee. After all it's morning somewhere in the world. — Zooey Deschanel

You're always better off if you quit smoking; it's never too late. — Loni Anderson

It’s never too late to do the right thing. — Nicholas Sparks

For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

I just want to show the world it's never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you're old to get it. — Flavor Flav

It's Not Too Late Quotes

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The words are all gone, the time's been too long but it's not too late to say I'm sorry to a friend — Edwin McCain

you are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out it's own secret — Rainer Maria Rilke

It's not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people. — Morrie Schwartz

If it's not too late, make it a cheese-burger — Lyle Lovett

Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do. Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it. Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others. Don't assume that it's too late to get involved. — Mitch Albom

It's never too late - not now, not ever - for you to pursue your passion. — Debbi Fields

I love not rushing the process. Mind doesn't shift until it does, and when it does shift, it's right on time, not one second too late or too soon. People are like seeds waiting to sprout. We can't be pushed ahead of our own understanding. — Byron Katie

I've been thinking about that a lot too lately, These Days. I think it's becasue I grew up in retail, in costumer service. I grew up having to talk to everybody, having to sell to everybody so now that I can just sell me, it's fun. It's not even a sale, it's really just me being me. — Ab-Soul

Sebastian [ Vettel] can also learn to be more laid-back. It's never too late to learn. He's got some way to go. He's young and will turn out well. I'm not worried about that. He'll raise the bar ever higher. — Niki Lauda

It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late. It does not improve the temper. — W. Somerset Maugham

Before Its Too Late Quotes

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But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! — Samuel Beckett

Every man must be made to realize that further retreat is impossible. He must realize with his mind and heart that this is a matter of life and death of the Soviet state, of the life and death of the people of our country...the Nazi troops must be stopped now, before it is too late. — Leonid Brezhnev

We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water! Don't waste it! We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late. — Mikhail Gorbachev

White people, wake up before it is too late. Do you want Negroes working beside you, your wife and your daughters, in your mills and factories? Frank Graham favors mingling of the races. — Jesse Helms

Let us do something, while we have the chance! ... Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for one the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! — Samuel Beckett

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. — Thomas Sowell

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late. — Pearl S. Buck

In our appetite for gossip, we tend to gobble down everything before us, only to find, too late, that it is our ideals we have consumed, and we have not been enlarged by the feasts but only diminished. — Pico Iyer

You are always too late with a development if you are so slow that people demand it before you yourself recognize it. The research department should have foreseen what was necessary and had it ready to a point where people never knew they wanted it until it was made available to them. — Charles Kettering

We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me. — Charles Dickens

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More Too Late Quotes

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We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and postive action. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspection with the aim of finding the bad ones and throwing them out is too late, ineffective, and costly. Quality comes not from inspection but from improvement of the process. — W. Edwards Deming

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money. — Alanis Obomsawin

We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Throughout history, this is something that the top 1 percent eventually do learn. Too late. — Joseph Stiglitz

If many islands really are destined to be lost to the waves, the impact will not just be on those leaving before it’s too late but also upon the countries to which they flee. If the flooding of Bangladesh becomes worse, the future of the country and its 160 million people is dire; if the water levels rise much higher, this impoverished country may go under. And if the desertification of the land just below the Sahel continues, then waters such as the one in Darfur, Sudan partially caused by the desert encroaching on the nomads in the north, which in turn pushed them southward toward the Fur people, will intensify and spread. — Tim Marshall

You might think that as people get older, they spend money more freely out of the sheer desire to make the most of it before it’s truly too late. But the opposite tends to happen. In general, spending among American households declines as people age. For example, the Consumer Expenditure Survey, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, found that in 2017, average annual spending for households headed by 55-to-64-year-olds was $65,000. Average spending fell to $55,000 for those between 65 and 74; and spending fell again to $42,000 for those 75 and older. This overall decline occurred despite a rise in healthcare expenses, because most other expenses, such as clothing and entertainment, were much lower. The decline in spending over time was even more acute for retirees with more than $1 million in assets, according to separate research conducted by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, which analyzed data from more than half a million of its customers. — Bill Perkins

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late — Benjamin Franklin

Everything in this world has a hidden meaning, I thought. Men, animals, trees, stars, they are all hieroglyphics; woe to anyone who begins to decipher them and guess what they mean.... When you see them, you do not understand them. You think they are really men, animals, trees, stars. It is only years later, too late, that you understand. — Nikos Kazantzakis

The DRC is an illustration of why the catchall term developing world is far too broad-brush a way to describe countries that are not part of the modern industrialized world. The DRC is not developing, nor does it show any signs of doing so. The DRC should never have been put together; it has fallen apart and six million people have died there during wars that have been fought since the late '90s. — Tim Marshall

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