Quotation by Alfred Tennyson

So many worlds, so much to do,
So little done, such things to be.
Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), British poet. In Memoriam, cto. 73, st. 1 (1850).

The lines found an echo in the words attributed to the South African statesman and business magnate, Cecil Rhodes, on the day of his death in 1902: "So much to do, so little done." Quoted in Lewis Michell, Life of Rhodes vol. 2, ch. 39 (1910).
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