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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Haste
 
  Haste is of the devil.
Koran.    
  1
  All haste implies weakness.
George MacDonald.    
  2
  Hurry is only admissible in catching flies.
Haliburton.    
  3
  Hurry and cunning are the two apprentices of despatch and skill; but neither of them ever learns his master’s trade.
Colton.    
  4
  Manners require time, as nothing is more vulgar than haste.
Emerson.    
  5
  Raw Haste, half-sister to Delay.
Tennyson.    
  6
  Wisely, and slow; they stumble that run fast.
Shakespeare.    
  7
  Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
Byron.    
  8
  The more haste, ever the worst speed.
Churchill.    
  9
  Haste is needful in a desperate case.
Shakespeare.    
  10
  Error is ever the sequence of haste.
Wellington.    
  11
  Farewell; and let your haste commend your duty.
Shakespeare.    
  12
  Modern wisdom plucks me from over-credulous haste.
Shakespeare.    
  13
  Haste trips up its own heels, fetters and stops itself.
Seneca.    
  14
          Celerity is never more admired
Than by the negligent.
Shakespeare.    
  15
        Stand not upon the order of your going,
But go at once.
Shakespeare.    
  16
  Hasten slowly, and without losing heart put your work twenty times upon the anvil.
Boileau.    
  17
  It is of no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.
La Fontaine.    
  18
  Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.
John Wesley.    
  19
        He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes;
With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
Shakespeare.    
  20
 
 
  Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to haven.
Fuller.    
  21
  Sir Amyas Pawlet, when he saw too much haste made in any matter, was wont to say, “Stay awhile, that we may make an end the sooner.”
Bacon.    
  22
  Fraud and deceit are ever in a hurry. Take time for all things. Great haste makes great waste.
Franklin.    
  23
  Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. Haste and hurry are very different things.
Chesterfield.    
  24
  We are in hot haste to set the world right and to order all affairs; the Lord hath the leisure of conscious power and unerring wisdom, and it will be well for us to learn to wait.
Spurgeon.    
  25
  Haste turns usually upon a matter of ten minutes too late, and may be avoided by a habit like that of Lord Nelson, to which he ascribed his success in life, of being ten minutes too early.
Bovee.    
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