Good take heed
Doth surely speed. [ Proverb ]
Fool's haste is no speed. [ Proverb ]
Life is too short to waste.
It will soon be dark;
Up! mind thine own aim, and
God speed the mark! [ Emerson ]
All the speed is in the spurs. [ Proverb ]
Spare to speak spare to speed. [ Proverb ]
With loose reins; at full speed. [ French ]
Reckless haste makes poor speed. [ Franklin ]
The more haste, the worse speed. [ Proverb ]
Up, then, with speed, and work;
Fling ease and self away -
This is no time for thee to sleep -
Up, watch, and work, and pray! [ Horatius Bonar ]
Hasty resolutions seldom speed well. [ Proverb ]
The more haste, ever the worst speed. [ Churchill ]
How fleet is a glance of the mind!
Compared with the speed of its flight.
The tempest itself lags behind,
And the swift-winged arrows of light. [ Cowper ]
Stronger than thunder's winged force
All-powerful gold can speed its course;
Through watchful guards its passage make,
And loves through solid walls do break. [ Francis ]
The tongue walks where the teeth speed not. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Whither away, Bluebird, Whither away?
The blast is chill, yet in the upper sky,
Thou still canst find the color of thy wing.
The hue of May.
Warbler, why speed thy southern flight? ah, why,
Thou too, whose song first told us of the Spring?
Whither away? [ E. C. Stedman ]
True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. [ Homer, Pope's Odyssey ]
Be wise with speed;A fool at forty is a fool indeed. [ Edward Young ]
Retreat may be success, -
Delay, best speed, - half loss, at times, whole gain. [ Robert Browning ]
Slow seems their speed whose thoughts before them run. [ Sir William Davenant ]
Where there is a mother in the house, matters speed well. [ A. Bronson Alcott ]
We can fix our eyes on perfection, and make almost everything speed towards it. [ Channing ]
It is no great advantage to possess a quick wit, if it is not correct; the perfection is not speed, but uniformity. [ Vauvenargues ]
Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven. [ Thomas Fuller ]
Men and communities in this world are often in the position of Arctic explorers, who are making great speed in a given direction, while the ice-floe beneath them is making greater speed in the opposite. [ John Burroughs ]
It is adverse to talent to be consorted and trained up with inferior minds and inferior companions, however high they may rank. The foal of the racer neither finds out his speed nor calls out his powers if pastured out with the common herd, that are destined for the collar and the yoke. [ Colton ]
It is averse to talent to be consorted and trained up with inferior minds or inferior companions, however high they may rank. The foal of the racer neither finds out his speed, nor calls out his powers, if pastured out with the common herd, that are destined for the collar and the yoke. [ Colton ]
It is like the Greek fire used in ancient warfare, which burnt unquenched beneath the water; or like the weeds which, when you have extirpated them in one place, are sprouting forth vigorously in another spot, at the distance of many hundred yards; or, to use the metaphor of St. James, it is like the wheel which catches fire as it goes, and burns with fiercer conflagration as its own speed increases. [ F. W. Robertson ]