Rush Sayings and Quotes

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

If the whole world is in a rush and people are out of step with themselves, they fail to catch that quirky aura and that special quality of life that feeds our soul-searching frame of mind and that builds a coveted haven, giving recognition and self-reliance.      

Erik Pevernagie

It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.     

Germany Kent

Life could always be in a hurry, you run for it or you run from it.     

Jinnul Jr

Too much hurry will bury your goals. Too much haste will make you waste. Too quick race will cripple your pace. Be patient.     

Israelmore Ayivor

Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It's no coincidence we call them 'deadlines.'     

Tom Robbins

Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.     

Donald L. Hicks

Why do we hurry? For they who hurry through life are hastening the tomb. It doesn't pay. Take time sufficient for everything you do. Take time to eat properly. Take time to rest and play. Take time for politeness. Take time to pass over the road of life — and if you fail and fall among the rocks, arise again and struggle on; let not hurry nor worry divert you from your path. Study your nature. You will be healthy, happy and successful.     

Lilla D. Windsor

Once you stop rushing through life, you will be amazed how much more life you have time for.     


One of the great illusions of our time is that hurrying will buy us more time.     

John Ortberg

Life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.     

Willa Cather

The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is, rather, born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life.     

Eric Hoffer

No reason for a feverish rush For we will all arrive in the same place At the right time. Justice will be served. There will be no better or worse, No big and small, no rewards, no punishment, No guilt, no judges, no hierarchies; Only silent equality.     

Dejan Stojanovic

Don’t rush your healing, don’t pretend to be okay when you’re not and don’t apologize for being broken.     

Lizelle Gutierrez

Do not rush in the ride of life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Time appears to rush by without any concern for its impact upon you.     

Steven Redhead

Wisely and slowly; they stumble that run fast.     

Hugh Howey

Don't rush in order to have things done early. Be prepared before you set off. That's the rule. However, this does not mean that you keep delaying the time for beginning. You must begin by all means! Go, get prepared!     

Israelmore Ayivor

There is no need to rush in life. Just with one word at a time, your sweet life history will be written boldly in capitals and highlighted for easy access. Be sure you are passing the test of patience!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Nothing good ever comes out of hurry and frustration, only misery.     

Auliq Ice

The best things are never arrived at in haste. God is in no hurry, His plans are never rushed.     

Michael R. Phillips

If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly.     

Saint Vincent de Paul

He is invariably in a hurry. Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.     

Elizabeth Bibesco

Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.     

Lord Chesterfield

No matter how you hurry, you will notice at the end of the day that you traveled at the speed of time.     

Robert Brault

We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives so that the best of who are can emerge.     

Lysa Terkeurst

Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.     

Alan Watts

Learn diligence before speedy execution     

Leonardo da Vinci

You are hurrying to the sweet place, To the nonsense chasing your spirit And in the nonsense you look for answers.     

Dejan Stojanovic

Quality and perfection are achieved with time. You do not create a perfect painting or a perfect poem by hurrying. Time is always coming.     

Satish Kumar

Let us not go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like buzzing here and there for a knowledge of what is not to be arrived at, but let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive, budding patiently under the eye of Apollo, and taking hints from every noble insect that favors us with a visit - sap will be given us for meat and dew for drink.     

John Keats