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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

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Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher, theologian
Either/Or, Vol. 1 “Diapsalmata” (1843) [tr. Swenson (1959)]
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Make haste slowly.

Augustus (63 BC - AD 14) Roman Emperor, statesman [Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus; b. Gaius Octavius]
(Attributed)

In Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars (c. AD 121). Quoting a Greek proverb, according to Aulus Gellius.

Alt. trans.: "Hasten deliberately."
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The quickest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time.

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American proverb (New England)
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Well done is quickly done.

Augustus (63 BC - AD 14) Roman Emperor, statesman [Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus; b. Gaius Octavius]
(Attributed)

In Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, 2.25 [tr. Graves and Grant (1979)]
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ALBANY: Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet
King Lear, Act 1, sc. 4, l. 353 (c. 1605)
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Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.

Publilius Syrus (d. 42 BC) Assyrian slave, writer, philosopher [less correctly Publius Syrus]
Sententiae [Moral Sayings], # 557
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