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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Just take your time. Find a better move. Then you might find the best move...

But if you think that when you are better, it means that you can smash ahead and mate the guy, you are wrong, that is not what better means. What better means is that your position has the potential, if played correctly, to turn out well. So do not think that when you are better and when you are attacking that you can just force mate. That is not what it is about. Often the way to play best, the way to play within the position, is to maintain it.
— The Art of Learning (A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence; Thank you Josh)


Dialectrum
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:58:37 AM

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Unless you're getting stood-up.
Bully_rus
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:48:58 AM
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You can be late without any consequences - even two minutes, if you are the Queen of Britain or something about that size. What a fantabulous hat, Your Majesty!
walirlan
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Airports are a good example that these words are true.
moniquester
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:38:45 AM

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I wholeheartedly agree! I really detest being late myself, and cannot bear others being late either. Punctuality is a virtue!
MechPebbles
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:44:54 AM

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Hyperbole.
MechPebbles
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:47:37 AM

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moniquester wrote:
I wholeheartedly agree! I really detest being late myself, and cannot bear others being late either. Punctuality is a virtue!


Actually, the importance of punctuality is culture-related. Probably not that good an idea to make what is important in some cultures a universal virtue by which all are judged.
Siamak
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:55:19 AM

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better late than never.
TB Turtle
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:26:39 AM

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"Better late than never". You would never hear a woman tell her doctor or husband, it was ok while in the process of giving birth. At times, two minutes is too late!
Elorac
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Reminds me of a previous boyfriend Silenced
Trivium_Discipulus
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:35:16 AM
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Daemon wrote:
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Brilliant advice for world engulfing floods - be they water based or monetary bust based.
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:43:05 AM

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The quote in context:

From "The Merry Wives of Windsor" Act II Scene II "A room in the Garter Inn." FORD and FALSTAFF talking :

FORD

What a damned Epicurean rascal is this! My heart is
ready to crack with impatience. Who says this is
improvident jealousy? my wife hath sent to him; the
hour is fixed; the match is made. Would any man
have thought this? See the hell of having a false
woman! My bed shall be abused, my coffers
ransacked, my reputation gnawn at; and I shall not
only receive this villanous wrong, but stand under
the adoption of abominable terms, and by him that
does me this wrong. Terms! names! Amaimon sounds
well; Lucifer, well; Barbason, well; yet they are
devils' additions, the names of fiends: but
Cuckold! Wittol!--Cuckold! the devil himself hath
not such a name. Page is an ass, a secure ass: he
will trust his wife; he will not be jealous. I will
rather trust a Fleming with my butter, Parson Hugh
the Welshman with my cheese, an Irishman with my
aqua-vitae bottle, or a thief to walk my ambling
gelding, than my wife with herself; then she plots,
then she ruminates, then she devises; and what they
think in their hearts they may effect, they will
break their hearts but they will effect. God be
praised for my jealousy! Eleven o'clock the hour.
I will prevent this, detect my wife, be revenged on
Falstaff, and laugh at Page. I will about it;
better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
Fie, fie, fie! cuckold! cuckold! cuckold!

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/merry_wives/merry_wives.2.2.html
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:54:06 AM

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MechPebbles wrote:
moniquester wrote:
I wholeheartedly agree! I really detest being late myself, and cannot bear others being late either. Punctuality is a virtue!


Actually, the importance of punctuality is culture-related. Probably not that good an idea to make what is important in some cultures a universal virtue by which all are judged.


Yes Pebbles, I have that experience. In Belgium, when a meeting is held by a non-profit organisation for example, it is quite possible that the meeting starts a quarter of an hour late. The participants sometimes speak of "the academic quarter" in that case.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:48:30 AM

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Siamak wrote:
better late than never.


Better late than never is the saying I've always heard. I don't remember having heard the Shakespeare one at all.

Thank you SO much monomagda: it's from The Merry Wives of Windsor!
I always rack my brain trying to work out which plays the Shakespeare quotes come from. I haven't seen/read this one, but I recognise the name 'Falstaff'.
Corner of Josh
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:00:38 PM
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Three hours? That's an exaggeration.
nkelsey
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:01:56 PM
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Applause
Dosei Iantha Evans
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:17:47 PM

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Boo hoo!
Apexcreativity
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:59:30 PM

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punctuality is the soul of business...
andrinomarkus
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:49:37 PM

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I LOVE MY COUNTRY (BRAZIL) BUT A BIG PROBLEM BETWEEN BRAZILIAN IS THAT THEY ARE ALWAYS LATE FOR EVERTHING.
MechPebbles
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:45:48 AM

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Flam boyant wrote:
MechPebbles wrote:
moniquester wrote:
I wholeheartedly agree! I really detest being late myself, and cannot bear others being late either. Punctuality is a virtue!


Actually, the importance of punctuality is culture-related. Probably not that good an idea to make what is important in some cultures a universal virtue by which all are judged.


Yes Pebbles, I have that experience. In Belgium, when a meeting is held by a non-profit organisation for example, it is quite possible that the meeting starts a quarter of an hour late. The participants sometimes speak of "the academic quarter" in that case.


There are some cultures in the East where if you're invited to a meal, you must make it a point to come a little late. Coming on time is taken as a sign of gluttony!
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 3:02:31 PM

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so very true & something I have lived by for many years.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 3:04:34 PM

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And to the guy that stated; "better late then never..." YOUR FIRED.
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