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festina lente

[ fes-tee-nah -len-te; English fe-stahy-nuh -len-tee, fe-stee-nuh -len-tey ]
/ fɛsˈti nɑ ˈlɛn tɛ; English fɛˈstaɪ nə ˈlɛn ti, fɛˈsti nə ˈlɛn teɪ /
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Latin.

make haste slowly.

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festina lente
/ Latin (fɛsˈtiːnə ˈlɛntɪ) /

hasten slowly
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