Slowness Proverbs

Sayings about Slowness

The slower you go, the farther you will be. ~ Russian Proverbs

If you are a fast talker at least think slowly. ~ Croatian Proverbs

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. ~ Traditional Proverb

The mills of the gods grind slowly but they grind finely. ~ Irish Proverbs

Slow fires will smolder for a long time. ~ Thai Proverbs

In bad things be slow; in good things be quick. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Don’t be too bold, or you will burn your eyes; but don’t be too slow, or you will lose your share. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

He, who gives away his belongings, slowly becomes a beggar. ~ Colombian Proverbs

Make haste slowly. ~ Latin Proverbs

Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him. ~ Scottish Proverbs

The moon moves slowly, but it gets across the town. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Age does not give you good sense; it only makes you go slowly. ~ Finnish Proverbs

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Slow help is no help. ~ Traditional Proverb

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

If you are going a long way, go slowly. ~ Filipino Proverbs

He who slowly gets angry will stay angry for a long time. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

Honesty makes you rich, but she works slowly. ~ German Proverbs

Eating slowly is good for the stomach; plowing deeply is good for the fields. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Slow in word, swift in deed. ~ Chinese Proverb

Slow but sure wins the race. ~ Traditional Proverb

The slow horse reaches the mill. ~ Irish Proverb

Idleness moves so slowly that it will be overtaken by misery. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Hasty questions require slow answers. ~ Dutch Proverb

Life is so short we must move very slowly. ~ Thai Proverb

Slowly but surely, the bird builds its nest. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Quotations about Slowness

Slowness Proverbs

Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.~ Homer

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world!~ Anne Frank

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.~ Kahlil Gibran

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.~ Joseph Addison

Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.~ Sydney J. Harris

Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.~ Malcolm de Ghazal

Slow and steady wins the race.~ Aesop

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.~ Erma Bombeck

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.~ Pearl S. Buck

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.~ John Wayne

Slow motion gets you there faster.~ Hoagy Carmichael

We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.~ Ovid

Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind.~ Charles L. Lucas

A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine.~ Meher Baba

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow — that is patience. ~ Author Unknown

Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground.~ Marge Piercy

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery — drive fast and join the scenery.~ Doug Horton

What you pursue, you don’t get. But what you allow to grow slowly in its own way, comes to you.~ Rabbi Pinhas

For fast-acting relief try slowing down.~ Lily Tomlin

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart.~ William Pitt Chatham

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand oftime.~ Voltaire

The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.~ Sir Richard Steele

Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.~ George Orwell

Not respecting yourself is the same as committing suicide at a slow rate.~ Author Unknown

Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.~ William M. Kelly

A good composer is slowly discovered a bad composer is slowly found out.~ Ernest Newman

Time is too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not.~ Henry Van Dyke

The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none.~ Author Unknown

Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.~ Christopher Hill

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.~ William Shakespeare

Perfectionism is slow death.~ Hugh Prather

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.~ Mahatma Gandhi

Sweet rice is eaten quickly. ~ Sierra Leonean

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.~ Abraham Lincoln

Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive.~ Caesar Augustus

Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.~ Oliver Goldsmith

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.~ Eddie Cantor

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

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.~ Sun Tzu

The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.~ Ovid

Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’d like to grow very old as slowly as possible.~ Irene Mayer Selznick

Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.~ Bible

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.~ Lucille Ball

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.~ Benjamin Franklin

Contributing to a meaningful cause does not slow down life’s pace, but it does make it more tolerable. ~ Author Unknown

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.~ Benjamin Franklin

All bodies are slow in growth but rapid in decay.~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.~ Confucius

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.~ Author Unknown

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.~ Socrates

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one’s faculties slowly dying? ~ John Berger

Politeness is the slow poison of collaboration.~ Edwin H. Land

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

Ah! the clock is always slow; it is later than you think.~ Robert W. Service

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.~ Faith Baldwin

Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.~ Sir Walter Scott

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.~ Kin Hubbard

The Discovery Of Slowness. ~ Book preview

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