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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
Entry forthcoming (5/27)
Entry forthcoming (5/27)
Entry forthcoming (5/27)
Entry forthcoming (5/27)
Entry forthcoming (5/27)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from November 24, 2019
“What may be done at any time will be done at no time”

"What may be done at any time will be done at no time” is an adage that has been printed on many images. “What my be done at any Time, will be done at no Time” was included in the book Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British (1732) by Thomas Fuller (1654-1734).

“What may be done at any time, will be done at no time,” explained as “What people may, and can do easily, will be put off from time to time,” was included in the book A Complete Collection of Scottish Proverbs (1818) by James Kelly. The saying is often credited as a Scottish proverb—probably because of its inclusion in this book—but the exact origin is unknown.


Google Books
Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs;
Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British

Collected by Thomas Fuller
London, UK: Printed for B. Barker
1732
Pg. 240:
5500 What my be done at any Time, will be done at no Time.

Google Books
A Complete Collection of Scottish Proverbs:
Explained and Made Intelligible to the English Reader

By James Kelly
London, UK: Printed for Rodwell & martin
1818
Pg. 225:
120. What may be done at any time, will be done at no time. 
What people may, and can do easily, will be put off from time to time.

Newspapers.com
9 September 1833, Middlebury (VT) Argus, pg. 1, col. 5:
What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

1 November 1845, Michigan Farmer (Lansing, MI), pg. 123, col. 2:
What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Google Books
A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising an Entire Republication of Ray’s Collection of English Proverbs
By John Ray
Collected by Henry G. Bohn
London, UK: H. G. Bohn
1855
Pg. 555:
What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
(The proverb does not appear in English Proverbs, a 1670 book by John Ray.—ed.)

Newspapers.com
26 November 1845, New-England Farmer (Boston, MA), pg. 1, col. 3:
What may be done at any time will, probably, be done at no time.

Google Books
Title What May Be Done at Any Time Will Be Done at No Time.: Motivational Notebbok, Notebook for Students
Author Peter Night
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1795191066, 9781795191067
Length 112 pages
Subjects Education › General

Twitter
Eddie de Jong
@AuthorEddie
What may be done at any time will be done at no time. Scottish Proverb http://bit.ly/1u1O6oM #TimeManagement
1:50 AM · Nov 19, 2019·Tweet Suite

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, November 24, 2019 • Permalink