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.

 

One thought on “Time is Too Slow for those who Wait, Too Swift for those who Fear

  1. apart from the contra on author, the verse is good. enjoyed it. i’m in it first. thanks.

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