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If a Task Is Once Begun
Author Unknown


If a task is once begun,
Never leave it till itís done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well or not at all.

This poem is in the public domain.

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I remember my mother saying the last line. Thanks for the reminder.
Posted 09/05/2023 11:35 AM
Wilda Morris:
Usually good advice! Though sometimes, though sometimes we realize the task we've begun isn't the best use of our time.
Posted 09/05/2023 09:55 AM
A popular, concise, wise saying~~~good choice for the day
Posted 09/04/2023 05:30 PM
The rhythms and rimes remind me of Edgar Guest.
Posted 09/04/2023 11:53 AM
Gets to the heart of things quickly.
Posted 09/04/2023 09:38 AM
Perfect poem for Labor Day. Thank you Jayne for finding & posting! I very much enjoyed its simplicity & wisdom.
Posted 09/04/2023 09:38 AM
Short and sweet, clean and neat. Not half way done, the work's complete. Randy Mazie
Posted 09/04/2023 09:10 AM
In only four lines, this author practiced what he preached.
Posted 09/04/2023 09:10 AM
John Morris:
As a boy and thats a long time ago, I knew it as. Well begun is half done
Posted 09/04/2023 08:23 AM
Joan Luther:
Wise words
Posted 09/04/2023 08:14 AM
Posted 09/04/2023 08:07 AM
my gramma used to quote this one to me<3
Posted 09/04/2023 06:31 AM
as I've always said "Short is good." absolute truth in four lines! Brilliant!
Posted 09/04/2023 05:32 AM

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