Delay

When it is our duty to do an act of justice it should be done promptly. To delay is injustice.

Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow.

Let him that desires to see others happy, make haste to give while his gift can be enjoyed, and remember that every moment of delay takes away something from the value of his benefaction.

Delay of justice is injustice.

Nothing is benefited by delay except anger.

Valor grows by daring, fear by delay.

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go of the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Give not reins to your inflamed passions; take time and a little delay; impetuosity manages all things badly.

Oratory, like drama, abhors lengthiness; like the drama, it must keep doing. It avoids, as frigid, prolonged metaphysical soliloquy. Beauties themselves, if they delay or distract the effect which should be produced on the audience, become blemishes.

Our latest moment is always our supreme moment. Five minutes delay in dinner now is more important that a great sorrow ten years gone.

His eloquent tongue so well seconds his fertile invention that no one speaks better when suddenly called forth. His attention never languishes; his mind is always before his words; his memory has all its stock so turned into ready money that, without hesitation or delay, it supplies whatever the occasion may require.

Delay is always fatal (injurious)to those who are prepared.

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

Unhappy he who does his work adjourn, and to to-morrow would the search delay: his lazy morrow ill be like to-day.

There greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depends upon the future. We let go the preseNt, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance - and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Away with delay; the chance of great fortune is short-lived.

Delay is the most insidious form of denial.

You may delay, but Time will not.

Delay is preferable to error.

Truth is established by investigation and delay; falsehood prospers by precipitancy.