This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
— Matthew Arnold

Don't close the barn door after the horse runs away.
American Proverbs hurry quote

Don't draw your bow until your arrow is fixed.
— Russian Proverbs

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
— Walter Hagen

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
— William Makepeace Thackeray