quote by Thurgood Marshall

We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we're winning. In Grace under Pressure, by Hastie, 1984.

— Thurgood Marshall

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Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.


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

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There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: recklessness, which leads to destruction; cowardice, which leads to capture; a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults; a delicacy of honour, which is sensitive to shame; over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Loial, son of Arent, son of Halen, had secretly always wanted to be hasty.

No error is more certain than the one proceeding from a hasty and superficial view of the subject.


Learn diligence before speedy execution.

Get-rich-quick thinking leads to three basic errors: (1) Getting involved with things you cannot understand; (2) Risking funds you cannot afford to lose, that is, borrowed funds; and (3) Making hasty decisions. Each of these actions violates one or more biblical principles... Together they constitute a sin called greed.

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.

Control of the tongue! Vital for the man who would try to tread the Path, for no harsh or unkind word, no hasty impatient phrase, may escape from the tongue which is consecrated to service, and which must not injure even an enemy; for that which wounds has no place in the Kingdom of Love.

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.

The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.


On birthdays I avoid taking hasty or impulsive measures.

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

Nowadays men cannot love seven night but they must have all their desires: that love may not endure by reason; for where they be soon accorded and hasty, heat soon it cooleth. Right so fareth love nowadays, soon hot soon cold: this is no stability. But the old love was not so.

No, no, one can imagine nothing in the world, not the least thing.

Everything is composed of so many isolated details that are not to be foreseen. In one's imagining one passes over them and hasty as one is doesn't notice that they are missing. But realities are slow and indescribably detailed.

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.


Be not too hasty either with praise or blame;

speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.

The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.

I may as well cut my losses and make a hasty exit while I still had enough self-esteem to walk upright. Crawling was so demoralizing

The rising sun complies with our weak sight, First gilds the clouds, then shows his globe of light At such a distance from our eyes, as though He knew what harm his hasty beams would do.

Reality is complicated. There is no justification for all of the hasty conclusions.


I can't promise we'll ever use you for a hasty getaway," Cole said, "but with a little work, you might be able to race my grandmother-while she's on her scooter.

I said that the world is absurd, but I was too hasty.

This world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.

Little learning and much pride come of hasty reading.

Nature has her language, and she is not unveracious;

but we don't know all the intricacies of her syntax just yet, and in a hasty reading we may happen to extract the very opposite of her real meaning.

Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives.


Meanwhile, little people like you and me, if our prayers are sometimes granted, beyond all hope and probability, had better not draw hasty conclusions to our own advantage. If we were stronger, we might be less tenderly treated. If we were braver, we might be sent, with far less help, to defend far more desperate posts in the great battle.

Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority.

They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.

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

Sexual excitability is increased and leads to hasty engagements, marriages by the newspaper, improper love-adventures, conspicuous behaviour, fondness for dress, on theother hand to jealousy and matrimonial discord.

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.


I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.

The euro is a sickly premature infant, the result of an over-hasty monetary union.

When confronted with iron-will determination, I can see Time, Fate and Circumstance calling a hasty conference and deciding, We might as well let him have his dream. He's said he's going to get there or die trying.

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.