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What's done can't be undone. [Fr., Ce qui est faicr ne se peult desfaire] - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone. - Pyrrhus

A child her wayward pencil drew On margins of her book; Garlands of flower, dancing elves, Bud, butterfly, and brook, Lessons undone, and plum forgot, Seeking with hand and heart The teacher whom she learned to love Before she knew t'was Art. - Louisa May Alcott

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. - Confucius

Pray, pray, thou who also weepest, And the drops will slacken so; Weep, weep-and the watch thou keepest, With a quicker count will go. Think, -the shadow on the dial For the nature most undone, Marks the passing of the trial, Proves the presence of the sun. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. - Lin Yu-t'ang

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. - Emily Jane Bronte

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. - Pablo Picasso