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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A prudent haste is wisdom’s leisure.  1
As the man said to him on the tree top, make no more haste when you come down than when you went up.  2
Haste comes late in the end.  German.  3
Haste comes not along.  German.  4
Haste is of the devil.  Koran.  5
Haste is slow. (Festinatio tarda est.)  Latin.  6
Haste often brings shame.  German.  7
Haste makes waste and waste makes want, and want makes strife between the good man and his wife.  8
Haste trips up its own heels, fetters and stops itself.  Seneca.  9
Hasten at leisure. (Festina lente.)  10
Hastiness is the beginning of wrath and its end repentance.  Dutch.  11
Hasty climbers have sudden falls.  12
Hasty councils are seldom prosperous.  Coke.  13
Hasty gamesters oversee themselves.  14
Hasty people will never make good midwives.  15
He hastens to repentance who hastily judges.  Publius Syrus.  16
He that goes too hastily along often stumbles on a fair road.  French.  17
He that is hasty fishes in an empty pond.  18
He that is hasty to give credit is light minded.  Bible.  19
He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes,
With eager feeding food will choke the feeder.  Shakespeare.
He who pours water hastily into a bottle spills more than goes in.  Spanish.  21
In a hurry is error.  Chinese.  22
Make no more haste than good speed.  23
Most haste—worst speed.  24
Naething in haste but gripping o’ fleas.  25
Nothing is ever well done in a hurry except fleeing from the plague, or from quarrels, and catching fleas.  Italian.  26
Nothing is well ordered that is hasty or precipitate.  Seneca.  27
Nothing should be done in a hurry excepting catching fleas.  German.  28
Of hasty counsel take good heed,
For haste is very rarely speed.  Dutch.
One hates to see men do important things in a hurry.  Warren.  30
Rash haste makes waste.  31
Seeth thou a man that is hasty in his word, there is more hope of a fool than of him.  Bible.  32
Slow haste goes best.  33
The more haste the less (or worse) speed.  French, Spanish, German, Dutch.  34
“The more haste the worse speed,” quoth the tailor to his long thread.  35
The more haste we make in a wrong direction the further we are from our journey’s end.  36
We do in haste and repent at leisure.  German.  37
We have not yet saddled and are already mounted.  Spanish, Portuguese.  38
What is done hastily is not done well.  Chinese.  39
What is the best thing to do in a hurry? Nothing.  Punch.  40
Who hastens in the beginning seldom goes far.  German.  41
Who hastens too much often remains behind.  German.  42
Whoever is in a hurry showeth the thing he is about is too big for him.  Chesterfield.  43

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