Time is Too Slow for those who Wait, Too Swift for those who Fear

Instagram is killing me.  By far, *most* of the quotes that people are circulating as Shakespeare are, in fact, not.   Here’s the latest:

“Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.”

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14286-time-is-too-slow-for-those-who-wait-too-swift

That’s Henry van Dyke, an American author born in 1852.  So to call it Shakespeare is off by almost 300 years and a continent.

 

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