Rushing Sayings and Quotes

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

Don't try to rush things that need time to grow.     


Slow down. Rushing means you miss what's right here.     


Great and unexpected successes are often the cause of foolish rushing into acts of extravagance.     


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

Tom Robbins

Don't be in such a rush to reach a goal, that you reach the goal before you are ready. Sometimes, we learn such valuable lessons along the way. Sometimes, we learn more about ourselves and discover that we actually want something different. Put your heart into what you do, but don't rush. Good things take time.     

Akiroq Brost

We hurry over the road that stretches from childhood to maturity only to discover that its most beautiful scenery escaped our vision.     

James Lendall Basford

Everywhere, people are discovering that doing things more slowly often means doing them better and enjoying them more. It means living life instead of rushing through it. You can apply this to everything from food to parenting to work.     

Carl Honore

Rushing around smartly is no proof of accomplishing much.     

Mary Baker Eddy

Better start rushing before the rush begins!     

Ashleigh Brilliant

Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe.     


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

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.     

William Shakespeare

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.     


While you'll feel compelled to charge forward it's often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you and what you truly seek.     

Rasheed Ogunlaru

There are some things that are just not worth rushing, especially something that you wish would last forever.     


As the years go on a sense of deep patience comes over one; one seems to know the virtue of ripeness, and the danger of rushing events.     

Carolyn Heilbrun

When you hurry, you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done.     

John Wooden

Take time for deliberation. Haste spoils everything.     


How quick and rushing life can sometimes seem, when at the same time it's so slow and sweet and everlasting.     

Graham Swift

You have to know why you're rushing about. It's OK to rush about but it's important to know what's driving you, the positives of it and the negatives of it.     

Gwyneth Paltrow

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

Auliq Ice

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

Robert Brault

Hasty and adventurous schemes are at first view flattering, in execution difficult, and in the issue disastrous.     


Rushing never saved the time that planning did.     

Ben Parris

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry.     

Earl Monroe

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.     

Benjamin Franklin

When 'being rushed' is the problem . . . Rushing is never the solution.     

Bill Crawford

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

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.     

St Francis de Sales

One can only see clearly if one is going slowly. Quick motion creates a life-blur.     

Terri Guillemets