better late than never

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a calque of Latin potius sero quam numquam from the 4th book[1] of Ab Urbe condita (History of Rome) by Titus Livius, around 27 BC.

Adverb[edit]

better late than never

  1. It is s better to do something late, than to never do it at all.

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  1. ^ Butterfield, Bruce J. (1996), “Livy's History of Rome”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1] (HTML, in English), Marquette University (mu.edu), archived from the original on 2012-09-15