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Quotes About Patience

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  ~ John Quincy Adams


Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~ St. Augustine


He that can have patience can have what he will.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.  ~ Aristotle


Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.  ~ Victor Hugo


Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.  ~ Lord Chesterfield


All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.  ~ Alexandre Dumas


What is destructive is impatience, haste, expecting too much too fast.  ~ May Sarton


If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.  ~ Dalai Lama XIV


Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.  ~ C.G. Jung


Our patience will achieve more than our force.  ~ Edmund Burke


Who longest waits most surely wins.  ~ Helen Hunt Jackson


Beware the fury of a patient man.  ~ John Dryden


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.  ~ Harriet Tubman


Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli


There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.  ~ Sivananda


Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.  ~ Rainer Maria Rilke


Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~ Lao Tzu


It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.  ~ Elizabeth Taylor


No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.  ~ Epictetus


Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.  ~ Teresa of Ávila


Serene I fold my hands and wait.  ~ Michelangelo


Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.  ~ Saint Francis de Sales


Patience is also a form of action.  ~ Auguste Rodin


You can't have genius without patience.  ~ Margaret Deland


Everything comes if a man will only wait.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli


I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.  ~ Lao Tzu


Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.  ~ Leo Tolsoy


Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.  ~ Benjamin Frankin


We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.  ~ Malcolm X


Because paper has more patience than people.  ~ Anne Frank


Patience is the art of hoping.  ~ Vauvenargues


Waiting is one of the great arts.  ~ Margery Allingham


God grant us patience!  ~ William Shakespeare


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.  ~ Plautus


Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.  ~ Thomas A. Edison


Patience and fortitude conquer all things.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld


Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.  ~ Helen Keller


Genius is eternal patience.  ~ Michelangelo


The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.  ~ Ecclesiastes 9:11


Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity.  ~ Robert Burton


Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.  ~ William Shakespeare


Everything comes to him who waits, except a loaned book.  ~ Kin Hubbard


Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk robe.  ~ Chinese proverb


Our experience is coloured through and through by books and plays and the cinema, and it takes patience and skill to disentangle the things we have really learned from life for ourselves.  ~ C.S. Lewis


If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.  ~ Marvin J. Ashton


To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.  ~ Hermann Hesse


Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.  ~ Mother Teresa