Marry in haste, and repent at leisure

This page is about the saying "Marry in haste, and repent at leisure".

Possible interpretation: If we get married quickly, without thinking carefully, we may be sorry later. And we will have plenty of time to be sorry.

Note: in haste = quickly | repent (verb) = feel sorry, regret | at leisure = slowly, over time

Quick Quiz:

You might say "marry in haste, and repent at leisure" to a friend who

a. has been happily married for forty years

b. wants to get married in a leisure centre

c. wants to marry a girl he has just met

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Contributor: Josef Essberger