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Quotations about Haste

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You folks happen to know what the main trouble with this country is?... The main trouble is there are too many people who don't know where they're going and they want to get there too fast. ~The Bishop's Wife, 1947 (writing credits: R. Nathan, R.E. Sherwood, L. Bercovici, B. Wilder, C. Brackett; spoken by the character Sylvester)

If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly. ~Saint Vincent de Paul

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

The West has made people too time-conscious, not knowing where they are going but speeding to get there because time is short. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Once you stop rushing through life, you will be amazed how much more life you have time for. ~Author Unknown

I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road I took. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

If you complain about the world moving too fast, slow down. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

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

No matter how you hurry, you will notice at the end of the day that you traveled at the speed of time. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

One can only see clearly
If one is going slowly
Quick motion creates a life-blur.
~Terri Guillemets

What way should Victor take in the labyrinth of beauty?— All the sixty-four radii of the compass stretched themselves out as so many fingerposts, and he had sense enough not to propose to himself any particular hour of arriving. ~Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, Hesperus, or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days: A Biography, translated from German by Charles T. Brooks, 1865

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

Ah, yes, my social life — a series of encounters where we briefly debate who is in the greater rush. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

And to this day I wish I had lingered a week or so.... But we stupid mortals, or most of us, are always in haste to reach somewhere else, forgetting that the zest is in the journey and not in the destination. ~Ralph D. Paine, Roads of Adventure

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

Waiting is one of life's hardships. ~Lemony Snicket

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while. ~Max Eastman

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