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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."
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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."
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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.
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Further delaying flights and frustrating travelers was a power outage at San Francisco International Airport that was restored early Thursday morning.
Advocates from as far away as New Jersey documented the corporate giant's "callous path of indifference" and said Honeywell's track record "represents a dangerous pattern of dodging responsibility and delaying cleanups" at many of the more than 150 pollution sites it created nationwide.
The support convinces some analysts that the GAO won't succeed in further delaying the program.
NYSE:OCA) today announced that it is delaying the filing of its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004.
In essence, you are delaying the earnings side of this story for a couple of quarters.
Nasdaq:ASYT), a leading provider of integrated automation solutions that enhance semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing productivity, today announced that it is postponing reporting its consolidated financial results and will file tomorrow with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form 12b-25 delaying the filing of its Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended September 25, 2004.
That uncertainty probably means that Southwest is better off delaying its expansion, Kelleher said.