65 Hasty Quotes On Success In Life

These hasty quotes will inspire you. Hasty, done, or acting with excessive speed or urgency; hurried.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hasty quotes, hasty sayings, and hasty proverbs.

Best Hasty Quotes

  1. “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  2. “In all our academies we attempt far too much. … In earlier times lectures were delivered upon chemistry and botany as branches of medicine, and the medical student learned enough of them. Now, however, chemistry and botany are become sciences of themselves, incapable of comprehension by a hasty survey, and each demanding the study of a whole life, yet we expect the medical student to understand them. He who is prudent, accordingly declines all distracting claims upon his time, and limits himself to a single branch and becomes expert in one thing.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. “Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.” “I would wish not to be hasty in censuring any one; but I always speak what I think.” ~ Jane Austen
  4. “A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  5. “”Connected” is the triumphal cry these days. Connection has made people arrogant, impatient, hasty, and presumptuous… I don’t doubt that instant communication has been good for business, even for the publishing business, but it has done nothing for literature, and might even have harmed it. In many ways connection has been disastrous. We have confused information (of which there is too much) with ideas (of which there are too few). I found out much more about the world and myself by being unconnected.” ~ Paul Theroux
  6. “Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels, but they live like men.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  7. “The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.” ~ Walter Bagehot
  8. “Learn diligence before speedy execution.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

  9. “No, no, one can imagine nothing in the world, not the least thing. Everything is composed of so many isolated details that are not to be foreseen. In one’s imagining one passes over them and hasty as one is doesn’t notice that they are missing. But realities are slow and indescribably detailed.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  10. “Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and reread them…digest them. Let them go into your very self. Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be ‘much not many.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  11. “Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.” ~ Jacques Barzun , Hasty quotes judgment
  12. “Hasty climbers have sudden falls.” ~ Robert Greene

  13. “Control of the tongue! Vital for the man who would try to tread the Path, for no harsh or unkind word, no hasty impatient phrase, may escape from the tongue which is consecrated to service, and which must not injure even an enemy; for that which wounds has no place in the Kingdom of Love.” ~ Annie Besant
  14. “Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives.” ~ Moliere
  15. “After five years’ work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which then seemed to me probable: from that period to the present day I have steadily pursued the same object. I hope that I may be excused for entering on these personal details, as I give them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision.‎” ~ Charles Darwin
  16. “College is a refuge from hasty judgment.” ~ Robert Frost

  17. “The euro is a sickly premature infant, the result of an over-hasty monetary union.” ~ Gerhard Schroder , Over hasty quotes
  18. “Reality is complicated. There is no justification for all of the hasty conclusions.” ~ Hideki Yukawa
  19. “I don’t think I would worry about an oversaturation of information if it was indeed information. It is the slovenly, hasty traffic in cliché and sensationalism and bad reasoning that bothers me. I love finding arcane primary texts on the web. The people who think to put them up are heroes of mine.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  20. “Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.” ~ William Penn

  21. “Fowls, by winter forced, forsake the floods, and wing their hasty flight to happier lands.” ~ John Dryden
  22. “They, therefore, who are hasty in their devotions and think a little will do, are strangers both to the nature of devotion and the nature of man; they do not know that they are to learn to pray, and that prayer is to be learnt as they learn other things, by frequency, constancy, and perseverance.” ~ William Law
  23. “A single assembly is liable to all the vices, follies, and frailties of an individual; subject to fits of humor, starts of passion, flights of enthusiasm, partialities, or prejudice, and consequently productive of hasty results and absurd judgments. And all these errors ought to be corrected and defects supplied by some controlling power.” ~ John Adams
  24. “On birthdays I avoid taking hasty or impulsive measures.” ~ Fidel Castro

  25. “Humanity today is rightly concerned about the ecological balance of tomorrow. It is important for assessments in this regard to be carried out prudently, in dialogue with experts and people of wisdom, uninhibited by ideological pressure to draw hasty conclusions, and above all with the aim of reaching agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  26. “Men would not be so hasty to abandon the world either as monks or as suicides, did they but see the jewels of wisdom and faith which are scattered so plentifully along its paths; and lacking which no soul can come again from beyond the grave to gather.” ~ William Mountford
  27. “What hasty preparations we make for our future. Think of it: it seems almost tragic, the things we’re sure we ought to bring along. We pack too heavy with what we hope we’ll use, and too light of what we must. We thus go forth misladen, ill equipped for the dawn.” ~ Chang-Rae Lee
  28. “Hasty counsels are generally followed by repentance.” ~ Decimus Laberius

  29. “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Ay any rate, if it is heat it ought to be white heat and not sputter, because sputtering heat is apt to spread the fire. There ought, if there is any heat at all, to be that warmth of the heart which makes every man thrust aside his own personal feeling, his own personal interest, and take thought of the welfare and benefit of others.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  30. “It is the characteristic of great poems that they will yield of their sense in due proportion to the hasty and the deliberate reader. To the practical they will be common sense, and to the wise wisdom; as either the traveler may wet his lips, or an army may fill its water-casks at a full stream.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  31. “A true account of the actual is the rarest poetry, for common sense always takes a hasty and superficial view.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  32. “The heavy is the root of the light. The tranquil is the ruler of the hasty.” ~ Laozi

  33. “Too many Broadway actors in motion pictures lost their grip on success–had a feeling that none of it had ever happened on that sun-drenched coast, that the coast itself did not exist, there was no California. It had dropped away like a hasty dream and nothing could ever have been like the things they thought they remembered.” ~ Mae West
  34. “How we shall earn our bread is a grave question; yet it is a sweet and inviting question. Let us not shirk it, as is usually done.It is the most important and practical question which is put to man. Let us not answer it hastily. Let us not be content to get our bread in some gross, careless, and hasty manner. Some men go a-hunting, some a-fishing, some a-gaming, some to war; but none have so pleasant a time as they who in earnest seek to earn their bread.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  35. “A true politeness does not result from any hasty and artificial polishing, it is true, but grows naturally in characters of the right grain and quality, through a long fronting of men and events, and rubbing on good and bad fortune.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  36. “Little learning and much pride come of hasty reading.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  37. “General [John] Pope is impulsive and hasty, but energetic, and, what is of most importance, patriotic and sound–perfectly sound.I look for good results.” ~ Rutherford B. Hayes
  38. “The doctrine of transmigration… was a means of constructing a plausible vindication of the ways of the cosmos to man; … none but very hasty thinkers will reject it on the grounds of inherent absurdity.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  39. “Whenever I have bid a hasty goodbye to a loved one, I’ve always made sure that my record collection was safely stored away in the boot of the car.” ~ Robert Plant
  40. “I may as well cut my losses and make a hasty exit while I still had enough self-esteem to walk upright. Crawling was so demoralizing” ~ Darynda Jones
  41. “I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.” ~ Wilkie Collins

  42. “Of course, it is likely enough, my friends,’ he said slowly, ‘likely enough that we are going to our doom: the last march of the Ents. But if we stayed home and did nothing, doom would find us anyway, sooner or later. That thought has long been growing in our hearts; and that is why we are marching now. It was not a hasty resolve. Now at least the last march of the Ents may be worth a song.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  43. “Wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinque-pace: the first suit is hot and hasty like a Scotch jig–and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance and with his bad legs falls into the cinque-pace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.” ~ William Shakespeare
  44. “Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all.” ~ H. G. Wells
  45. “Loial, son of Arent, son of Halen, had secretly always wanted to be hasty.” ~ Robert Jordan

  46. “There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  47. “I realized that my kisses with Dane had become a form of punctuation, the quotations or the hasty dash at the end of a conversation” ~ Lisa Kleypas
  48. “Slender Youth. A tour companion who may be either a lost prince or a girl/princess in disguise. In the latter case it is tactful to pretend you think she is a boy. She/he will be ignorant, hasty and shy, and will need hauling out of trouble quite a lot. But she/he will grow up in the course of the Tour. In fact she/he will be the only Companion who will change in any way. Quite often, she/he will soon exhibit a very useful talent for magic and end up by hauling everyone else out of trouble. But this will not be until midway through your second brochure.” ~ Diana Wynne Jones
  49. “I have no time for babbling foolishness.” “Don’t be so hasty,” said Victor. “There’s always time for babbling.” ~ Eoin Colfer
  50. “Hasty marriage seldom proveth well.” ~ William Shakespeare

  51. “TRIAD: Three separate highways intersect at a place no reasonable person would ever want to go. Three lives that would have been cut short, if not for hasty interventions by loved ones. Or Fate. Three people, with nothing at all in common except age, proximity, and a wish to die. Three tapestries, tattered at the edges and come unwoven to reveal a single mutual thread.” ~ Ellen Hopkins
  52. “She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped.” ~ Jane Austen
  53. “Don’t be too hasty,” she warned. “Conserve your strength. If you’re too eager to fight the undead, you may find yourselves joining them. Then you’d never see us again, and we’d be very sad.” “Yes,” said Christian. “I’d cry into my pillow every night.” I resisted the urge to kick him. “Well, I couldn’t visit if I was Strigoi, yeah, but hopefully I’d just die a normal death. Then I could come see you as a ghost.” ~ Richelle Mead
  54. “I said that the world is absurd, but I was too hasty. This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.” ~ Albert Camus
  55. “How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.” ~ Daniel Webster

  56. “But will you not have a house to care for? Meals to cook? Children whining for this or that? Will you have time for the work?” “I’ll make time,” I promised. “The house will not always be so clean, the cooking may be a little hasty, and the whining children will sit on my lap and I’ll sing to them while I work.” ~ Gloria Whelan
  57. “It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  58. “Signs are small measurable things, but interpretations are illimitable, and in girls of sweet, ardent nature, every sign is apt to conjure up wonder, hope, belief, vast as a sky, and colored by a thimbleful of matter in the shape of knowledge….wrong reasoning sometimes lands poor mortals in right conclusions: starting a long way off the true point, and proceeding by loops and zigzags, we now and then arrive just where we ought to be. Just because Miss Brooke was hasty in her trust, it is not therefore clear that Mr. Casaubon was unworthy of it.” ~ George Eliot
  59. “Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life – that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  60. “Hasty conclusions lead to speedy repentance.” ~ Publilius Syrus

  61. “Theories are usually the over-hasty efforts of an impatient understanding that would gladly be rid of phenomena, and so puts in their place pictures, notions, nay, often mere words.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  62. “Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.” ~ William Howard Taft
  63. “Nowadays men cannot love seven night but they must have all their desires: that love may not endure by reason; for where they be soon accorded and hasty, heat soon it cooleth. Right so fareth love nowadays, soon hot soon cold: this is no stability. But the old love was not so.” ~ Thomas Malory
  64. “If men wound you with injuries, meet them with patience; hasty words rankle the wound, soft language dresses it, forgiveness cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.” ~ Francis Beaumont
  65. “Sophie,” he said, and when she gave him a stern look, he took a hasty swig of the posset. “Miss Collins. I have not yet had a chance to properly apologize to you, so let me take it now. Please forgive me for the trick I played on you with the scones. I did not mean to show you disrespect. I hope you do not imagine I think any less of you for your position in the household, for you are one of the finest and bravest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.” ~ Cassandra Clare

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