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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


Why do we hurry? For they who hurry through life are hastening the tomb. It doesn't pay. Take time sufficient for everything you do. Take time to eat properly. Take time to rest and play. Take time for politeness. Take time to pass over the road of life — and if you fail and fall among the rocks, arise again and struggle on; let not hurry nor worry divert you from your path. Study your nature. You will be healthy, happy and successful. ~Lilla D. Windsor, "Don't Hurry," Health Magazine, October 1899  [a little altered —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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


We hurry over the road that stretches from childhood to maturity only to discover that its most beautiful scenery escaped our vision. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897


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, @HawaiianLife


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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