Festina lente

 

“make haste slowly” (sometimes rendered in English as “more haste, less speed.”

The constructive intent of the phrase is that activities should be performed with a proper balance of urgency and diligence. If tasks are overly rushed, mistakes are made and good long-term results are not achieved.

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By Arminiuzz – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7353046

The emblem of the dolphin and anchor which has been used since Roman times to illustrate the adage. This example is the printer’s mark of Aldus.

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