Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Dispatch

"No two things differ more than hurry and dispatch. Hurry is a mark of weak mind, dispatch of a strong one." - James Bryant Conant

"Dispatch is the soul of business; and nothing contributes more to dispatch than method." - Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

"Affected dispatch is one of the most dangerous things to business that can be. It is like that, which the physicians call predigestion, or hasty digestion; which is sure to fill the body full of crudities, and secret seeds of diseases. Therefore measure not dispatch, by the times of sitting, but by the advancement of the business." - Francis Bacon

"The natural scientist must be a modern materialist, a conscious adherent of the materialism represented by Marx, i.e., he must be a dialectical materialist." - Vladimir Lenin, fully Vladimir Ilyich Lenin