Haste Makes Waste

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error. (Molière, 17th-century French playwright)

It was true in Molière’s day and it’s certainly true in the twenty-first century as well. In the hustle-bustle of the day, who has time to settle down long enough to think seriously about anything? But the idiom is not new at all; it can be traced back to the 1500s, so not much has changed over the centuries since. The point: be careful, take your time; do it right; think about what you’re doing.

Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. (Proverbs 19:2)