January 27, 2011, 3:00 pm
Quotes Uncovered: If at First…
By FRED SHAPIRO
I’m back to inviting readers to submit quotations whose origins they want me to try to trace, using my book, The Yale Book of Quotations, and my more recent research.
Les Hankes asked:
I have tried to find the origin of the following without success: “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” Thanks if you find something.