This Spanish saying literally means “dress me slowly because I’m in a hurry”. Its origin is unclear. It has been attributed to the Spanish kings Charles III and Ferdinand VII, as well as to Napoleon Bonaparte. It has also been claimed that the Roman Emperor Augustus used to say to his servants “make haste slowly”.
Can you guess the English equivalent? Yes, it’s “more haste, less speed”. It means that you should not do things in a hurry because they will not come out right. Great advice!