Never should anything be done in haste. Unwise decisions are the origin of great danger. Wealth, which always favours those with good qualities, will go on Her own to one who thinks before taking any action.
(From poet Bharavi’s mahakavya, Kiratarjuniyam)
(Transliteration: sahasA vidhaDHItha na kriyAm avivEkaha paramApadhAm padham / vrNuthE hi vimrshyakAriNam guNalubDHAha svayamEva sampadhaha)