A Quote by Charles Lamb on birds, delay, earth, home, and idleness

The bird let loose in Eastern skies, Returning fondly home, Ne'er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies Where idle warblers roam; But high she shoots through air and light, Above all low delay, Where nothing earthly bounds her flight, Nor shadow dims her way.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Oh That I had Wings.

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A Quote by C. Northcote Parkinson on delay


Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

C. Northcote Parkinson

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on delay, losing, and time

You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on boldness, delay, god, heart, hope, punishment, and secrets

O think not, bold man, because thy punishment is delayed, that the arm of God is weakened; neither flatter thyself with hopes that He winketh at thy doings. His eye pierceth the secrets of every heart, and He remembereth them for ever...

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on bravery, circumstances, danger, delay, discipline, enemies, failure, fighting, friendship, impulses, mistakes, nations, victory, and work

Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends - those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work - who do care for the result. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now? - now when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail - if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech at Republican state convention as US Senate candidate from IL, June 16, 1858

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A Quote by Aaron Burr on delay


Never do today what you can put off till to-morrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.

Aaron Burr (1756 - 1836)

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