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Improvident Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Improvident

Please enjoy these Improvident 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

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

Haste is of the Devil.
- St.
Jerome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal


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