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Erich von Manstein (Verlorene Siege) quoted Schiller as having said:

What we omit from a single hour is lost to all eternity.

I have found similar things in Schiller’s writings, but not this exact sentence. Is it a true quotation?

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    I have found similar things in Schiller's writings, but not this exact sentence. – IIRC, Schiller wrote in German. So, I suppose you want the closest translation? If yes, you should elaborate what dissatisfying findings you have, otherwise you might get those as an answer.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Dec 23, 2015 at 7:31
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    – Wrzlprmft
    Dec 23, 2015 at 7:32

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I have found it:

Was man von der Minute ausgeschlagen
Gibt keine Ewigkeit zurück

Schiller, Gedichte, Stanza 18

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