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Haste And The Hasty

Haste and the hasty-العَجلة والعجول

1. Haste is dispraised in every affair except in that which repels evil.

1ـ اَلعَجَلَةُ مَذْمُومَةٌ في كُلِّ أمْر إلاّ فيما يَدْفَعُ الشَّـرَّ.

2. Beware of haste, for indeed it bears the fruit of regret.

2ـ اِحْذَرُوا العَجَلَةَ فَإنَّها تُثْمِرُ النَّدامَةَ.

3. Keep away from haste, for verily it is the symbol of loss and regret.

3ـ إيّاكَ والعَجَلَ، فَإنَّهُ عُنْوانُ الفَوْتِ والنَّدَمِ.

4. Keep away from haste, for surely it is associated with error.

4ـ إيّاكَ والعَجَلَ فَإنَّهُ مَقْرُونٌ بِالعِثارِ.

5. Haste (or conceit) leads to error.

5ـ اَلعَجَلُ (العُجْبُ) يُوجِبُ العِثارَ.

6. Haste prevents one from [successfully] achieving his goal.

6ـ اَلعَجَلَةُ تَمْنَعُ الإصابَةَ.

7. Making haste before [having the] ability, causes distress.

7ـ اَلعَجَلُ قَبْلَ الإمْكانِ يُوجِبُ الغُصَّةَ.

8. The fruit of haste is error.

8ـ ثَمَرَةُ العَجَلَةِ العِثارُ.

9. Being hasty before [possessing the] ability is part of foolishness.

9ـ مِنَ الحُمْقِ العَجَلَةُ قَبْلَ الإمْكانِ.

10. With haste, errors abound.

10ـ مَعَ العَجَلِ يَكْثُرُ الزَّلَلُ.

11. The hasty one is in the wrong, even if he acquires [what he seeks].

11ـ اَلعَجُولُ مُخْطِئٌ وإنْ مَلَكَ.

12. The one who rides on [the mount of] haste is on the verge of stumbling.

12ـ راكِبُ العَجَلِ (العَجَلَةِ) مُشْف (مُشْرِف) عَلَى الكَبْوَةِ.

13. In haste there is error.

13ـ فِي العَجَلِ عِثارٌ.

14. In haste there is regret.

14ـ فِي العَجَلَةِ النَّدامَةُ.

15. It is seldom that the view of a hasty person turns out to be correct.

15ـ قَلَّما يُصيبُ رَأيُ العَجُولِ.

16. It is seldom that the scheme of the hasty is successful or that the love of the one who is fed up lasts.

16ـ قَلَّما تَنْجَحُ حيلَةُ العَجُولِ، أوْ تَدُومُ مَوَدَّةُ المَلُولِ.

17. Few are the ones who make haste and are not ruined by it.

17ـ قَلَّ مَنْ عَجِلَ إلاّ هَلَكَ.

18. Everyone who is hastened asks for more time.

18ـ كُلُّ مُعاجَل يَسْأَلُ الإنْظارَ.

19. Too much haste makes a person slip.

19ـ كَثْرَةُ العَجَلِ يُزِلُّ الإنْسانَ.

20. A hasty person never gets praised [for his haste].

20ـ لَنْ يُلْقَي العَجُولُ مَحْمُوداً.

21. One who makes haste, errs.

21ـ مَنْ عَجِلَ زَلَّ.

22. One who is hasty makes mistakes.

22ـ مَنْ يَعْجَلْ يَعْثُرْ.

23. One who makes haste, his errors increase?

23ـ مَنْ عَجِلَ كَثُرَ عِثارُهُ.

24. One who acts hastily falls into error.

24ـ مَنْ رَكِبَ العَجَلَ أدْرَكَ الزَّلَلَ.

25. One who is hasty regrets his haste.

25ـ مَنْ عَجِلَ نَدِمَ عَلَى العَجَلِ.

26. One who acts hastily is made to stumble by error.

26ـ مَنْ رَكِبَ العَجَلَ كَبابِهِ الزَّلَلُ.

27. One who acts hastily is bestridden by blame.

27ـ مَنْ رَكِبَ العَجَلَ رَكِبَتْهُ المَلامَةُ.

28. There is no achievement for the hasty.

28ـ لاإصابَةَ لِعَجُول.

29. Of all people, the one with the greatest regret and the most reproof is the hasty, rash person who is not subdued by his intellect until after his affair is lost.

29ـ أشَدُّ النّاسِ نَدامَةً، وأكْثَرُهُمْ مَلامَةً، العَجِلُ النَّزِقُ الَّذي لايُدْرِكُهُ عَقْلُهُ، إلاّ بَعْدَ فَوْتِ أمْرِهِ.

30. Leave haste aside, for indeed the one who is hasty in matters neither attains what he seeks nor is his affair praised.

30ـ ذَرِ العَجَلَ، فَإنَّ العَجِلَ فِي الأُمُورِ لايُدْرِكُ مَطْلَبَهُ وَلايُحْمَدُ أمْرُهُ.

31. The hasty one errs or is close to [erring].

31ـ أخْطَأَ مُسْتَعْجِلٌ أوْ كادَ.