A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 09, 2018
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it”

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway” is a motivational saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is uncertain.

A Chicago (IL) Tribune article, “Even a Ph.D. in Your Reach” by Leslie J. Nason, published on August 23, 1968, contains the essence of the saying:

“Don’t be discouraged if the program seems long. The time will pass anyway whether you attempt it or sit and do nothing.”

American radio speaker and author Earl Nightingale (1921-1989) is frequently credited with the saying, but a contemporary citation has not been found. Nightingale was credited with this in 1999:

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.:

H. Jackson Browne wrote in Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Reminders for a Happy and Rewarding Life (1995):

“Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”


Wikipedia: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Harriett Jackson Brown Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991–1994). Its sequel Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993.

Wikipedia: Earl Nightingale
Earl Nightingale (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989) was an American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence. He was the voice during the early 1950s of Sky King, the hero of a radio adventure series, and was a WGN radio program host from 1950 to 1956. Nightingale was the author of The Strangest Secret, which economist Terry Savage has termed “…one of the great motivational books of all time“.

23 August 1968, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Even a Ph.D. in Your Reach” by Leslie J. Nason, sec. 2, pg. 11, col. 1:
Don’t be discouraged if the program seems long. The time will pass anyway whether you attempt it or sit and do nothing.

Google Books
Life’s Little Instruction Book:
511 Reminders for a Happy and Rewarding Life

By H. Jackson Brown
Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press
1995
Pg. ?:
Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Google Books
How to Succeed in Life:
Ideas and Principles They Don’t Teach in School

By Ned Grossman
Shaker Heights, OH: Diamond Publishing Company
1996
Pg. 84:
Never let the fear of time stand in your way. The time will pass anyway, whether or not you are making good use of it.

Google Books
The Complete Life’s Little Instruction Book
By H. Jackson Brown
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
1997
Pg. 319:
Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

Google Groups: alt.quotations
use the time…
Darren Chng
6/8/99
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
- -Earl Nightingale

18 July 1999, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA), pg. ? ad (The Georgetown Collection):
Never give up a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

11 June 2001, The World (Coos Bay, OR), pg A9, col. 1:
Rachel Elizabeth Bonham told the Marshfield High School Class of 2001 Saturday night “to never give up on a dream just because of the time it takes to have it,” and “win or lose we hold the key to our destiny.”

Google Books
The Definitive Business Plan:
The Fast-track to Intelligent Business Planning for Executives and Entrepreneurs (Second Edition)

By Richard Stutely
London, UK: FT Press
2002
Pg. XIV:
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

14 June 2003, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), “‘03 Graduates Reflect on Disney, Distraction and the Earning of DIplomas” by Marv Balousek, pg. B5:
Collette Ladell began and ended her speech with song. In between, she reminisced about her school years.
(...)
After sharing quotations from George Eliot and George Bernard Shaw, she offered one of her own: “Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

Google Books
The Runway of Life
By Peter Legge and Tashon Ziara
Burnaby, BC: Eaglet Pub.
2004
Pg. 147:
Earl Nightingale said, “Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”

Google Books
These Tricks Are for Kids:
Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Elementary Music!

By Debbie Gray
Bloomington, IN” AuthorHouse
2004
Pg. 13:
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Google Books
Leadership for All the Mountains You Climb:
Workbook

By Mark W. Altman M.I.S.
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2008
Pg. 9:
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” - Earl Nightingale

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