C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Celerity is the lazy man’s enemy.

R. Lowe.

Celerity wins the race.

Sir John Astley.

  • Celerity is never more admired
  • Than by the negligent.
  • Shakespeare.

    There is no secrecy comparable to celerity; like the motion of a bullet in the air, it flies so swift that it outruns the eye.


    The Italians say it is not necessary to be a stag; but we ought not to be a tortoise.