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.

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Entry from April 14, 2018
“All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date”

"All/Good things come to those who wait” is a proverb that dates to the 1500s. “All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date” is a version of the saying that has been printed on images. This verse was published in the Philadelphia (PA) Press in December 1901:

“All things may come
To those who wait,
But when they do
They’re out of date/”


“All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date” was published in 1906 and in several newspapers in 1968.


4 December 1901, Davenport (IA) Democrat, pg. 4, col. 4: 
Usually So.
All things may come
To those who wait,
But when they do
They’re out of date.
-- Philadelphia Press.

5 December 1901, The Argus (Rock Island, IL), pg. 8, col. 1:
All things may come
To those who wait,
But when they do
They’re out of date.
-- Philadelphia Press.

Google Books
700 Limerick Lyrics:
A Collection of Choice Humorous Versifications

Selected and arranged by Stanton Vaughn
New York, NY: Carey-Stafford Co.
1906
Pg. 142:
All things may come
To those who wait,
But when they do
They’re out of date.

Google Books
April 1906, The Milton College Review (Milton, WI), pg. 154:
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date.’—Ex.

6 March 1968, Centre Daily Times (State Collge, PA), “Good Morning,” pg. 1, col. 1:
TIMELY: All things come to those who wait, writes a Williamsport wit, adding—“But when they come, they’re out of date.”

31 May 1968, The Journal-Tribune (Marysville, OH), pg. 10, col. 2:
All things come to those who wait but when they come they’re out of date.

8 August 1969, Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR), “Run of the News” by Karr Shannon, pg. 4, col. 7:
Pickup: All things come to those who wait. But when they come they’re out of date.

Google Books
Time Efficiency Makeover:
Own Your Time and Your Life by Conquering Procrastination

By Dorothy K. Breininger and Debby S. Bitticks
Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.
2005
Pg. 93:
“All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date.” —Unknown

Google Groups: talk.religion.buddhism
The Zen Meal that Took Some Time
George Cherry
7/17/05
(...)
“All things come to those who wait.”
(But when they come they’re out of date

Twitter
Motivational Quotes
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All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date. -Unknown
9:45 AM - 7 Apr 2018

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John Chapman
@JChapman1729
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they’re out of date. Was the person who said this talking about the next computer?
10:45 AM - 11 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, April 14, 2018 • Permalink