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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Delay
 
A delay is better than a disaster.  1
All delay is irksome but it teaches us wisdom.  Publius Syrus.  2
All is not lost that is delayed.  3
Away with delay! it always injures those that are prepared.  Lucan.  4
Away with delay! the chance of great fortune is short-lived.  Silius Atticus.  5
Delays are dangerous but they make things sure.  6
Delays have dangerous ends.  Shakespeare.  7
Delays increase desires and sometimes extinguish them.  8
Good is the delay which makes sure.  Portuguese.  9
He who delays, gathers.  Spanish.  10
That is a wise delay which makes the road safe.  11
The Roman conquered by delay.  12
There is danger in delay.  Latin.  13
To deliberate about useful things is the safest of all delay.  Publius Syrus.  14
We hate delay and yet it makes us wise.  15
What reason could not avoid has often been cured by delay.  Seneca.  16
 
 
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