Haste Quotes

Errors of haste are seldom committed singly. The first time a man always does too much. And precisely on that account he commits a second error, and then he does too little. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


I have touched the highest point of all my greatness, and from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting. - William Shakespeare


A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. - Samuel Johnson


Make haste slowly. - Benjamin Franklin


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard


And the dream that our mind had sketched in haste Shall others continue, but never complete. For none upon earth can achieve his scheme; The best as the worst are futile here: We wake at the self-same point of the dream, All is here begun, and finished elsewhere. - Victor Hugo


Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the early-rising sun Has not attained its noon. We have short time to stay as you, We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay As you or anything. - Robert Herrick


Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! - Henri Matisse


Married in haste we may repent at leisure. - George Colman


A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.-Henry David Thoreau


A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.-Samuel Johnson


All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.-Titus Livius


At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation.-Ethel Rosenberg


But just as haste and restlessness are typical of our present-day life, so change also takes place more rapidly than before. This applies to change in the relationships between nations as it does to change within an individual nation.-Gustav Stresemann


Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end.-Edward Whymper


Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world.-Augustine Birrell


Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.-William Congreve


Haste is of the Devil.-St. Jerome


Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better.-Horatio Nelson


Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education.-William Godwin


Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.-Henri Frederic Amiel


Make haste! The tide of Fortune soon ebbs.-Silius Italicus


Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.-Oliver Herford


Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.-Lord Byron


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.-Soren Kierkegaard


My feeling is unless they've somebody lined up and they are convinced he is going to be better than Brian, I think their decision has been made in haste.-Mark Lawrenson


Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.-George Byron


Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.-Benjamin Franklin


God made time, but man made haste. - Irish Proverb


He is invariably in a hurry. Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life. - Elizabeth Bibesco


Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. - Lord Chesterfield


It has been left to our generation to discover that you can move heaven and earth to save five minutes and then not have the faintest idea what to do with them when you have saved them. - C.E.M. Joad


Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry. - John Wesley


The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste. - Turkish Proverb


Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. - Soren Kierkegaard


I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road I took. - Robert Brault


Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life. - Robert James Waller


I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I've really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why....
- Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarmer


This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims. - Matthew Arnold


I don't like where I'm going and I don't like where I've been. Why am I in a hurry? - Bertolt Brecht


Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday. - A.A. Milne


Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. - St Francis de Sales


He bites his tongue who speaks in haste. - Turkish Proverb


Waiting is one of life's hardships. - Lemony Snicke

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