Careful Words

haste (n.)

haste (adv.)

haste (adj.)

  I am always in haste, but never in a hurry.

John Wesley (1703-1791):

Make haste; the better foot before.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King John. Act iv. Sc. 2.

Haste maketh waste.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part i. Chap. ii.

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure;

Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.

William Congreve (1670-1729): The Old Bachelor. Act v. Sc. 1.

And there was mounting in hot haste.

Lord Byron 1788-1824: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto iii. Stanza 25.

While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2.

This sweaty haste

Doth make the night joint-labourer with the day.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 1.

  He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Old Testament: Proverbs xxviii. 20.

  Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.

Isaac De Benserade (1612-1691): Maxim 226.

Who wooed in haste, and means to wed at leisure.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Taming of the Shrew. Act iii. Sc. 2.