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Make haste slowly.

To do things the proper way instead of hurriedly and heedlessly; to see urgent things through in a thorough manner.

Translated from Latin to English, 'festina lente' means literally 'make haste slowly'; this translation also sounds a lot better than 'hurry slowly'.
by Gus J November 29, 2006
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Latin proverb that means: Hurry slowly
1. I heard about festina lente, but you are taking it too far... you sorry excuse for a man...
2. By all means festina lente, it's not like we've got a plane to catch
3. It's better to festina lente rather than getting caught in a mess...
by Uber Sapien April 16, 2006
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