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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3192
AUTHOR:William Congreve (1670–1729)
QUOTATION:Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,
To-morrow’s sun to thee may never rise. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter to Cobham.
 
Note 1.
Be wise to-day, ’t is madness to defer.—Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night i. line 390. [back]
 

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