Praise the day in the evening.
Note: This popular proverb has been encapsulated in the English expression, “At the end of the day, …” Do not be hasty to praise or even comment on an event, a life, or a period of time while it is in progress. It could change later and make you wrong.
- Mol an latha math mu oidhche. — Scots Gaelic
- Moyle y laa mie fastyr (mu fheasgar). — Manx
- Ruse the fair day at night. — Scots
- Praise day and night, and life at the end. — English
- La vita il fine e ‘l dì loda la sera — Italian
- Schönen Tag soll man loben, wenn es Nacht ist. — German
Perhaps, Alexander Pope said it best. “Some praise at morning what they blame at night, But always think the last opinion right.” An Essay on Criticism. 1711.