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RASHNESS
[ Also see Audacity Boldness Caution Character Consideration Courage Daring Folly Forethought Haste Impulse Indiscretion Madness Recklessness Self-control Temper Valor Wildness ]

Must one rash word, the infirmity of age, throw down the merit of my better years?
      - Joseph Addison

To be rash is to be bold without shame and without skill.
      - Roger Ascham

Rashness and haste make all things insecure.
      - Sir John Denham

I was too hasty to condemn unheard; and you perhaps too prompt in your replies.
      - John Dryden

Reckless haste makes poor speed.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Rashness is the fruitful but unhappy parent of misfortune.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Blind fortune pursues inconsiderate rashness.
  [Fr., Fortune aveugle suit aveugle hardiesse.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (X, 14)

We may outrun,
  By violent swiftness, that which we run at,
    And lose by over-running.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Eighth
         (Norfolk at I, i)

None are rash when they are not seen by anybody.
      - Leszczynski Stanislaus ("Stanislaus I")

Nothing is more unreasonable than to entangle our spirits in wildness and amazement; like a partridge flattering in a net, which she breaks not, though she breaks her wings.
      - Jeremy Taylor

Rashness is oftener the resort of cowardice than of courage.
      - Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley


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