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justice delayed is justice denied

Justice served at a later time has as little impact as justice not being served at all. A: "We need to get this matter before a judge quickly." B: "Of course. Justice delayed is justice denied."
See also: delay, deny, justice

desires are nourished by delays

One's interest in something will grow as one waits for it. A: "Ugh, I still haven't heard back from the recruiter at my dream job." B: "At least desires are nourished by delays."
See also: delay, desire, nourish

Desires are nourished by delays.

Prov. The longer you have to wait for something you want, the more eager you will be to get it. The longer I had to postpone my trip to San Francisco, the more eagerly I wanted to go. Desires are nourished by delays.
See also: delay, Desire, nourish
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Clearly, things haven't worked out quite as DeLay had intended.
Production problems with the A380 that have led to two-year delays have plunged the planemaker into a crisis and forced it to re-examine its projects and restructure the business.
Here, the evidence presented by plaintiff in opposing defendant Lehrer McGovern Bovis's motion, demonstrating over 600 days in delays, including a substantial period during which the Lehrer McGovern Bovis, as Contract Manager, suspended work, is sufficiently indicative of delays beyond the contemplation of the contracting parties or of an abandonment by the contractee, and thus a meritorious cause of action for delay damages notwithstanding the cited exculpatory contract provision, as to warrant .
However, "because of the individual nature of many of the reasons for delay, it is unlikely that public health measures alone" can greatly reduce the number of late abortions.
Despite felony money-laundering charges pending against him in his home state, DeLay drew a standing ovation from the "War on Christians" crowd.
Campbell challenged DeLay in the Republican primary.
During a lavish New Year's Eve dinner held in his honor at the beach front Hyatt Regency Hotel, DeLay praised Saipan as "my Galapagos Island .
The 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000) is used to provide a snapshot of the demographic and postsecondary enrollment characteristics of all undergraduates who delay enrollment.
Then, the team tuned the delay line so that light traveling its course would arrive at the detector at the same time as the mercury-deflected light pulse did.
Neo TS Time Delay integrates fully with the AirBox Neo product family with control assignable to a single administrator or specified operators.
Bulgaria Air will take care of the comfort of waiting passengers for 7 July flight to Rome in case additional delay is needed due to bad weather.
In the Draft it is now stated that the use of time-impact delay analysis 'can sometimes lead to unrealistic results if it subsequently transpires that the EOT [Extension of Time] is significantly more than the delay attributable to the Employer'.
Flights up to 1,500 km, over 3 hours delay, you can claim [euro]300.