better late than never

Better late than never is a cliche which is describing that you should do something even if you are late at getting it done. The meaning of this phrase is that completing something late, although being late is not preferred, is much better than not doing it at all. The phrase is often used when someone is saying they do not want to do something because they are at an old age (such as going to college) when the response would be that it is better to do it late than not at all.