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“Better Late, Than Never!”

I try to put a lot of importance on my students getting to school on time. However, sometimes they are late for reasons beyond their control. When they come in late, guilty, and tiptoeing, I tell them, “Better late, than never!” Then they feel a bit better.

Madame Monet


February 10, 2008 - Posted by | Art, life, Proverbs and Sayings, random, school


  1. We have it in French too:
    “Mieux vaut tard que jamais”

    And in French we have too:
    “L’ exactitude est la politesse des rois”
    Punctuality is the politeness of the kings

    Great entry Madame Monet. And I always admire the way you are educating your students. This real education for life, and not only empty knowledge…

    Comment by Miki | February 10, 2008

  2. Tardiness has always been a bad habit of mine. I think I took “better late than never” too seriously. But I like your second saying, Miki. It might help me to be on time if it could help me rise to the ranks of royalty! 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | February 10, 2008

  3. And isn’t true what they say…..”more haste, less speed”?

    Comment by kevmoore | February 10, 2008

  4. And “slow and steady wins the race” 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | February 10, 2008

  5. I really like this French saying! I think it might impress my students, too. I never heard it. Thanks for sharing it.

    Madame Monet

    Comment by wpm1955 | February 10, 2008

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