The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.
Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woodsAnd day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.william allingham
There was a pause – just long enough for an angel to pass, flying slowly.ronald firbank
We dream our dream alone with no resistance / Fading like the stars we wish to beTrue perfection has to be imperfectMy God woke up on the wrong side of his bedLittle by little / We gave you everything you ever dreamed of / And little by little / the wheels of your life have slowly fallen off" **Noel Gallagher
THERE is scarcely any inquiry more curious, or, from its importance, more worthy of attention, than that which traces the causes which practically check the progress of wealth in different countries, and stop it, or make it proceed very slowly, while the power of production remains comparatively undiminished, or at least would furnish the means of a great and abundant increase of produce and population.thomas malthus
The ideal situation for any state is to experience sharp economic growth while its rivals' economies grow slowly or hardly at all.john j. mearsheimer
Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people's behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude.ingmar bergman
In the upstairs bedroom, old Ann dies very slowly, remembering the events of the long-ago wedding night and the next morning...She is attended by a nurse with an Irish accent (Eileen Atkins), who sometimes prompts her: "Remember a happy time!" Dissolve to Ann's memory of a happy time. It is so mundane that if it qualifies as a high point in her life, it compares with Paris Hilton remembering a good stick of gum.roger ebert
The social relations of capitalism have penetrated slowly into all spheres of life to make wage labour the general condition of existence only in fairly recent times.david harvey
The Dyer backed away from him another step and stood watching him, the exaltation in his face clouding slowly over until it was replaced by a strange, heavy look; it was as if reasoning thought were laboring to break through the storm of words and feelings and visions that confused him. Finally he turned around without a word and began to run back down the road, into the haze of dust that had not yet settled on his tracks.ursula k. le guin
The State always moves slowly and grudgingly towards any purpose that accrues to society's advantage, but moves rapidly and with alacrity towards one that accrues to its own advantage; nor does it ever move towards social purposes on its own initiative, but only under heavy pressure, while its motion towards anti-social purposes is self-sprung.albert jay nock
Miss Stein was a past master in making nothing happen very slowly.Gertrude Stein
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.Friedrich von Logau
When at last the gods triumph once more over evil, the tension breaks, the music stops, and slowly the drum beats cease. Almost unwillingly one wakes up from the reverie, tired and exhauseted, but triumphant as one who has danced with gods.
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.thomas gray
Virtue is not a mushroom, that springeth up of itself in one night when we are asleep, or regard it not; but a delicate plant, that groweth slowly and tenderly, needing much pains to cultivate it, much care to guard it, much time to mature it, in our untoward soil, in this world's unkindly weather.
Idleness makes hours pass slowly and years swiftly. Activity makes the hours short and the years long.cesare pavese
Que pour les malheureux l'heure lentement fuit! How slowly the hours pass to the unhappy.