make haste slowly

make haste slowly

Proceed quickly, yet carefully. I know you're late for work, but make haste slowly so you don't end up in an accident.
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Make haste slowly,

 and More haste, less speed.
Prov. Act quickly, but not so quickly that you make careless mistakes. Jane: Why are you throwing your clothes around the room? Alan: You told me to get my things packed in a hurry. Jane: Yes, but make haste slowly; otherwise we'll have to spend an hour cleaning up the mess you make. I know you want to finish that sweater by Joe's birthday, but you're knitting so fast that you make mistakes. More haste, less speed.
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One of the (only) phrases that has stuck with me from those lessons is "festina lente." The saying is translated as "make haste slowly," and it's a reminder to work slowly and thoroughly to get things right the first time.
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