Impulsive Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old impulsive quotes, impulsive sayings, and impulsive proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Encourage students to stop and think about the question. Impulsiveness is the enemy of deep thinking.     

Harvey F. Silver

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.     

Italian Proverb

Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.     


Hasty work and premature decisions may lead to penalties out of all proportion to the issues immediately involved.     

Winston Churchill

Don't be too hasty, don't take somebody else's opinion without testing it.     

Franz Kafka

A crowd is not merely impulsive and mobile. Like a savage, it is not prepared to admit that anything can come between its desire and the realisation of its desire.     

Gustave Le Bon

Sometimes kids just act impulsively, but it's because we have strong feelings, not because we're trying to make trouble.     

James Howe

It is hard to fight against impulsive desire; whatever it wants it will buy at the cost of the soul.     


If you act impetuously, it will be uncertain, and you'll know it. It just won't feel right. It is better to wait.     

Frederick Lenz

Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.     

Steig Larsson

People do all sorts of things impulsively and follow those impulses into strange places.     

John Darnielle

Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided.     

William Penn

Impulsiveness can be charming but deliberation can have an appeal, as well.     

Sarah Dessen

An adolescent is both an impulsive child and a self-starting adult.     

Mason Cooley

Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels, but they live like men.     

Samuel Johnson

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.     

Publilius Syrus

People do all sorts of things impulsively and follow those impulses into strange places.     

John Darnielle

More errors arise from inhibited indecision than from impulsive behavior.     

Morris L. Ernst

Don't make a hasty movement. Be like a mountain. Move silently and cautiously.      

Yi Sun-sin

Hasty conclusions lead to speedy repentance.     

Publilius Syrus

People are more impulsive and they get slightly less impulsive as they get older and the impulsiveness interacting with the depression is particularly devastating and lethal, potentially lethal.     

Kay Redfield Jamison