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Haste Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Haste

Please enjoy these Haste Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius (Livy)

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Patience

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

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

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

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

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

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Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

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

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

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

Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
- Aeschylus

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

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

The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
- Thomas Shadwell

The Southern character is opposed to haste.
Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.
- Maria Mitchell

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

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste;
there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares
himself for them with patience.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

To suffer the penalty of too much haste,
which is too little speed.
- Plato

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

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay;
falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
- Tacitus

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

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste,
and lose the medium in the wild extreme.
- Aaron Hill

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

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead,
survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take,
and then address ourselves to our common task in a
mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence,
without haste and without pause.
- Arthur Henderson

We have made mistakes.
In our haste to do all things for all people,
we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions.
And when the people raised their voices,
we didn't hear.
But our deafness was only a temporary condition,
and not an irreversible condition.
- Barbara Jordan

What do we tell our children? Haste makes waste.
Look before you leap.
Stop and think.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
We believe that we are always better off gathering
as much information as possible and spending as much
time as possible in deliberation.
- Malcolm Gladwell

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

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

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast,
that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere:
They only live who dare.
- Voltaire

Then hast our the Red Stone perfect with less labour,
expense of time and costs, for the which ever thank God.
- George Ripley

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
- Homer

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is
not quiet until it rests in Thee.
- Saint Augustine

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies,
not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee.
And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good,
but who have done good to thee.
- Tacitus

O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Why hast thou made me born in this country,
The inhabitant of which is satisfied with being a slave?
- Muhammad Iqbal

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
- John A. Logan

Begin thus from the first act, and proceed;
and,
in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done,
be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
- Pythagoras

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast
not charity for thy neighbor.
- Francis Quarles

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants.
I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
- Karel Capek

Thou hast seen nothing yet.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights;
Thou hast another time and space as well.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The grace thou hast will soon be less,
if thou addest not more to it.
- William Gurnall

Where hast thou wandered.
gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
- William C. Bryant

Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour -
let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till
to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing.
- Austin Dobson

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
hast thou more of pain or pleasure!
Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live,
and live without thee!
- Joseph Addison

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy
servant with joy and peace in believing.
- Christopher Love

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously
given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge,
so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee,
the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
- Venerable Bede

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous
and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men,
though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant,
Thy servant will not condemn Thee.
- Christopher Love

And though all streams flow from a single course to
cleanse the blood from polluted hand,
they hasten on their course in vain.
- Aeschylus

Hasten slowly.
- Augustus

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye,
while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
- Horace

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit,
so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of
barbarism as a tool of American justice.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

The visible things that have come from the group have
been the Plan 9 system and Inferno,
but I hasten to say that the ideas and the work have come from colleagues.
- Dennis Ritchie

There are different things one can do to establish
and hasten the peace process.
Meditation is one way.
- Mike Love

Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive.
- Milarepa

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods,
have their season which no man can hasten or retard.
- Janos Bolyai

At times it is folly to hasten at other times,
to delay.
The wise do everything in its proper time.
- Ovid

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

In my own work, I've tried to anticipate what's coming over the horizon,
to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people's
lives in a meaningful way.
- Paul Allen

The phenomenon develops calmly, but it is invisible,
unstoppable.
One feels, one sees it born and grow steadily;
and it is not in one's power to either hasten or slow it down.
- Leon Foucault

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies
that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
- Jane Byrne

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Two races share today the soil of Canada.
These people had not always been friends.
But I hasten to say it.
There is no longer any family here but the human family.
It matters not the language people speak,
or the altars at which they kneel.
- Wilfrid Laurier


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