Quotes and Sayings about Haste



"Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret."
- Diane Ackerman
"Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him."
- Aeschylus
(Related: God, Haste, Man)

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

"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
(Related: Work, People)

"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
(Related: Life, Time, Love, Haste, Journey)

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Love, Men, Eyes, Feet, Help, Misery, Poor, Want)

"Hasten slowly."
- Augustus
"The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Women)

"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: War, Fear, Fact)

"I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Fear, Being)

"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
(Related: Books, Haste, Language, Man, Pressure, Taste, World, Years)

"Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no man can hasten or retard."
- Janos Bolyai
(Related: Man, Violets)

"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
(Related: Haste, Man, Patience, Road)

"I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: God)

"The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Nation)

"Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure."
- George Byron
(Related: Love, Men, Haste, Hatred, Leisure, Now, Pleasure)

"Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, Men, Haste, Leisure)

"We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Habit, Body, Living, Race, Thinking)

"On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me. I first filled my pockets with gold, then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck, and concealed it in my bosom."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: First, Gold, Nothing, Senses)

"Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure."
- William Congreve
(Related: Grief, Haste, Leisure, Pleasure)

"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Soul, People, Privacy)

"Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Time, Haste, Manners, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Power)

"Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Time, Haste, Waste)

"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
(Related: People, Apathy)

"My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: English, Language, Obscurity)

"What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?"
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Contempt, World)

"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
(Related: Time, Children, Haste, Information, Waste)

"Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education."
- William Godwin
(Related: Education, Forget, Haste)

"The proper method for hastening the decay of error is by teaching every man to think for himself."
- William Godwin
(Related: Error, Man, Teaching)

"Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Death, Life, God, Yield)

"Command those that govern your house before all you household that they keep careful watch that all your household, within and without, be faithful, painstaking, chaste, clean, honest and profitable."
- Robert Grosseteste
"We want to make sure that Social Security is fixed for those people who have had that promise and there's something in the future for our younger workers. And we're not about to do a welfare program."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: People, Future, Promise, Security, Want, Welfare, Workers)

"Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Society, People, Democracy, Fight, Freedom, Jobs, Law, Nothing, Poverty, Terrorism, Trade)

"Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Workers)

"When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Health, America, Care, Doctors, Hospitals)

"With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways, economists believe that our ability to compete internationally is tied to the quality of our infrastructure."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Quality, Ability, Nation)

"You can't jam change down the American people's throat."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Change, People, American)

"What makes America great is that we can come together during times of national tragedy."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: America, Tragedy)

"Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Opponents, Speech, World)

"You know, when companies who have made a commitment and have legacy costs and all of a sudden want to walk away from that commitment and lay it on the federal government, that's a problem. It's a fiscal problem for us."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Commitment, Want)

"You see, we all want the same things. We want to be able to take care of our families, provide for our children, to have a roof over our heads and a good-paying job."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Care, Children, Job, Want)

"There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients. Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion's share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Clients, End, Lawyers, Victims)

"Today, nearly 40 percent of a senior's healthcare spending is on pharmaceutical medications."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Healthcare, Today)

"Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more Americans who want a job find one. Republican economic policies based on tax relief are working for the American people."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Tax, Job, Republican, Want, Will)

"Our world has evolved and grown more technologically savvy. Lawmakers need to adjust to these changes."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: World)

"President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Imagination, Time, Leadership, People, Vision, American, President, World)

"Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: War, Winning, Economy, Tax, Priorities, Terror, Will)

"The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees - just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Employees, Tax, Injury)

"Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Economy, Giving, Jobs, Succeed)

"It's estimated for every $1 billion we spend on road construction, nearly 48,000 jobs are created."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Jobs, Road)

"The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet, but the last thing this Congress should be doing is trying to stifle public debate online."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Control, Congress, Debate, Internet, Public, Trying)

"America's economy is resilient, and I am confident that Republican pro-growth policies will continue to keep our economy growing - just as it has since after the September 2001 terrorist attacks."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: America, Economy, Republican, Will)

"Just like families must live within their budgets, the Federal Government must live within its means. We have passed appropriations bills that have been fiscally responsible while recognizing our national priorities."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Government, Budgets, Priorities)

"It's a tough time my friends. We need to make sacrifices to ensure our troops have the tools they need in order to get the job done. This budget will help us win the War on Terror."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Time, War, Friends, Help, Job, Order, Terror, Tools, Troops, Will)

"Death just shouldn't be a taxable event."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Death)

"Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Court, Day, Judges, Lawyers, Merit, Pretty, Will)

"But, if you don't like your current Rx coverage or don't have any coverage to begin with, you'll now have the choice to add this new affordable option to your current Medicare plan."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Choice, Now)

"At the end of the day, my hope is that when the new Medicare- Prescription Drug Law gets up and fully running a lot more seniors will pay a whole lot less than they do today for their much-needed medications."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Hope, Day, End, Law, Running, Today, Will)

"On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part. We've been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We're beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Work, Americans, Beginning, Help, Republicans, Results, Taxes, Will)

"One way we gave small businesses more money to invest was by extending tax provisions on expensing. This allows businesses to immediately write off things like equipment, without being burdened by depreciation requirements."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Money, Being, Tax)

"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
(Related: Action, Confidence, Despair, Haste, Quiet, Resolution)

"Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Haste, Leisure)

"Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Extreme, Haste, Youth)

"There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet."
- Eric Hoffer
"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
(Related: Soul, Cure, Eye)

"Make haste! The tide of Fortune soon ebbs."
- Silius Italicus
(Related: Fortune)

"Haste is of the Devil."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Devil, Haste)

"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
(Related: Time, Haste, Man, Pain, Value, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Actions, Consequences, Haste, Mistakes)

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Men, Haste, Past, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Family, People, Canada, Friends, Language, Today)

"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
(Related: Decision, Feeling, Haste)

"I am committed to working with Speaker Hastert and the other members of the Illinois congressional delegation to do all that I can to ensure that Illinois' funding needs are adequately met."
- Bill Lipinski
(Related: Needs)

"All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Blind, Haste, Man, Will)

"There are different things one can do to establish and hasten the peace process. Meditation is one way."
- Mike Love
(Related: Peace, Meditation)

"Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive."
- Milarepa
"The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Character, Haste, Safety, Worth)

"Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error."
- Moliere
(Related: Error, Haste, Road)

"Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Humor, Contradiction, Taste)

"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
(Related: Haste, Right)

"At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time."
- Ovid
(Related: Time, Delay, Folly)

"To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed."
- Plato
(Related: Haste)

"Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone?"
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: God, Bed)

"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
(Related: Work, Ideas)

"Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Haste, Ingratitude, Obligation)

"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
(Related: People, American, Justice, May, Nation)

"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
(Related: Government, Detail, Expression, Haste, Horror, Present)

"The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world."
- Thomas Shadwell
(Related: Fool, Haste, World)

"Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: End)

"I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Policy, Actions, Conflict, Day, Support)

"Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves."
- Robert Southey
(Related: God, Affliction, Man)

"The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: War, Victory, Effect, Will)

"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
(Related: Change, Life, Haste, Nation, Nations, Present, Relationships)

"Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty."
- Tacitus
(Related: Truth, Delay, Falsehood, Haste, Uncertainty)

"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
(Related: Life, Time, Haste, Housekeeping, Leisure, Man, Universe, Waste)

"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
(Related: Haste, Man, Succeed)

"A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Marriage, Love, Difficulty, Duty, Feeling, Man, Pursuit)

"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end."
- Edward Whymper
(Related: Beginning, End, Haste, May, Nothing)