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Lao-TzuNature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Benjamin DisraeliTime is precious, but truth is more precious than time.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

NapoleonImpatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Lord ChesterfieldWhoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Francis BaconNature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you lose your way.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Will DurantNo man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Isaac AsimovIf my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

     (in a TV show; he claimed later that he had actually said “6 months”)

Dwight EisenhowerMost things which are urgent are not important, and most things which are important are not urgent.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

John WoodenBe quick, but don't hurry.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach


Proverbs

English proverbDon't cross the bridge till you come to it.

—  English proverb

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International proverbDon't count your chickens before they hatch.

—  International proverb

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