Quickness Proverbs

Sayings about Speed & Quickness

There are three things that have to be done in quickness: burying the dead, opening the door for a stranger, and fixing your daughter’s wedding. ~ Iranian Proverb

The steed does not retain its speed forever. ~ Irish Proverb

Quickly done; long repented. ~ Dutch Proverb

Of hasty counsel take good heed, for haste is very rarely speed. ~ Dutch Proverb

Life is a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by, and is no more. ~ Malagasy Proverb

It is better to walk fast than to grow angry at the forest. ~ Senegalese Proverb

The horse may run quickly, but it can’t escape its own tail. ~ Russian Proverb

Haste and hurry can only bear children with many regrets along the way. ~ Senegalese Proverb

What flares up fast, extinguishes soon. ~ Turkish Proverb

Take off your hat quickly but slowly take hold of your purse. ~ Danish Proverb

Spending is quick, earning is slow. ~ Russian Proverb

The day we fear hastens toward us, the day we long for creeps. ~ Swedish Proverb

Act quickly, think slowly. ~ Greek Proverbs

Hair does not grow faster by being pulled. ~ Traditional Proverb

Lovely flowers fade fast. ~ Swedish Proverb

Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, while everything superfluous runs over as from a full container. Who knows much says least. ~ Traditional Proverb

The best act of generosity is that which is quickly done. ~ Arabian Proverb

A good fire makes a quick cook. ~ Dutch Proverb

Quick to borrow is always slow to pay. ~ Traditional Proverb

If one is not in a hurry, even an egg will start walking. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Don’t look for speed in a cheap horse; be content if it neighs. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Sleep faster — we need the pillows. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie. ~ English Proverbs

Death rides a fast camel. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

It is hasty speed that doesn’t succeed. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Quick to believe is quickly deceived. ~ Serbian Proverb

Quick and well seldom go together. ~ Danish Proverbs

Wise men are never in a hurry. ~ Chinese Proverb

What is not urgent must be done quickly in order to take care of the urgent things calmly. ~ Chinese Proverb

If the hare is your enemy, admit that he can run fast. ~ Bambara Proverb

No matter how fast the poplar grows, it will never reach heaven. ~ Lebanese Proverb

When you are in a hurry, the horse holds back. ~ Chinese Proverb

Work is twice done by the man in a hurry. ~ Iranian Proverb

Quicker by taking more time. ~ Traditional Proverb

The fast talker makes mistakes. ~ Japanese Proverb

If you are in a hurry, go via the roundabout. ~ Chinese Proverb

No matter how fast moonlight runs, daylight catches up. ~ Virgin Islander Proverb

Wait long, strike fast. ~ Chinese Proverb

Too much hurry, and get there tomorrow; take time, get there today. ~ Jamaican Proverb

The turtle underestimates the value of fast feet. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Sweet rice is eaten quickly. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverb

Never let your feet run faster than your shoes. ~ Scottish Proverb

He who is in a hurry always arrives late. ~ Georgian Proverb

Nothing dries so fast as tears. ~ French Proverb

Never let any mechanical device know that you are in a hurry. ~ Traditional Proverb

Man was created in a hurry. ~ Islamic Proverb

Be quick to follow up an advantage. ~ New Zealander Proverb

Bad news travels fast. ~ Traditional Proverb

A fool in a hurry drinks tea with a fork. ~ Chinese Proverb

You have summer and you have winter — why, then, be in a hurry? ~ Russian Proverbs

The happier the time, the more quickly it passes. ~ Latin Proverb

Nothing dries quicker than tears. ~ Italian Proverb

Hurrying and worrying are not the same as strength. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Speedy exception is the mother of good fortune. ~ Traditional Proverb

On your own donkey it is quicker than on someone else’s racehorse. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

To win a war quickly takes long preparation. ~ Latin Proverbs

If you want to travel fast use the old roads. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

If you are a fast talker at least think slowly. ~ Cretian Proverb

To a quick question give a slow answer. ~ Italian Proverbs

Both the fast and the slow will meet each other on the ferry boat. ~ Arabian Proverb

Let us hurry and finish up the food; when visitors arrive, the meal will be over. ~ New Zealander Proverb

Just because he’s in the fast lane don’t mean he ain’t hitchhiking. ~ Texan Proverb

People give, but don’t be in a hurry to take. ~ Cambodian Proverb

Hurrying has no blessing. ~ Kenyan Proverb

Go quickly but don’t fall off my step. ~ Yiddish Proverb

However early you get up you cannot hasten the dawn. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Saying about Quickness

Quotations about Speed & Quickness

A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true. ~ Julius Caesar

Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. ~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope. ~ Publilius Syrus

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it. ~ William Ellery Channing

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. ~ Charles M. Schulz

It’s easy to be quick on the draw when no one has got real bullets. ~ Timothy Olyphant

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~ Walter Hagen

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry. ~ Earl Monroe

There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed. ~ Edward Young

People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company. ~ Jeremy Collier

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up. ~ Max Beerbohm

One recipe for a longer life; Never exceed the speed limit. ~ Author Unknown

It is only when you are pursued that you become swift. ~ Kahlil Gibran

It’s going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue. ~ George W. Bush Quotes

Everyone comes with dreams and illusions and promises. Everyone wants quick deals. They don’t want to invest. ~ Dan Gertler

Fashions are born and they die too quickly for anyone to learn to love them. ~ Bettina Ballard

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.~ Bruce Lee

There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster. ~ Malcolm Fraser

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the world — the beauty of speed. ~ Tommaso Marinetti

Hasten slowly. ~ Augustus

We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix. ~ Rachael Taylor

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~ Lao Tzu

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The more I train the more I realize I have more speed in me. ~ Leroy Burrell

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. ~ Pierre De Beaumarchais

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. ~ Mark Zuckerberg

At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. ~ Ovid

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. ~ Jane Austen

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.~ Saint Francis de Sales

One-half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. ~ Josh Billings

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. ~ Aristotle

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. ~ Sophocles

We are saved by grace, not by the works of the law. But don’t be so quick to write the law off. ~ Randall Terry

Power and speed be hands and feet. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. ~ Mary Kay Ash

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! ~ Jane Austen

He that gives quickly gives twice. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. ~ Aldous Huxley

If I had my career over again? Maybe I’d say to myself, speed it up a little. ~ James Stewart

Be quick to learn and wise to know. ~ George Burns

Man is too quick at forming conclusions. ~ Edward E. Barnard

I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team. ~ Lee Iacocca

I suppose it’s amazing how quick life goes by when you have children. ~ Steffi Graf

People are so quick to judge and make decisions for themselves about situations they know absolutely nothing about. ~ LeAnn Rimes

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack. ~ Wayne Lukas

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. ~ Isaac Asimov

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward. ~ Ovid

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. ~ Aristotle

Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive. ~ Milarepa

In skating over thin ice, our safety is our speed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not all speed is movement. ~ Toni Cade

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