ᐅPatience Quotes on Life, Love, Relationship and Success

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." ~ Leo Tolstoy

"Be patient. Do the best with what you know. When you know more, adjust the trajectory." ~ Jen Hatmaker

"Some of your greatest blessings come with patience." ~ Warren W. Wiersbe

"The people who test your patience are a blessing.. Without them, you can't practice patience." ~ Nouman Ali Khan

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~ Saint Augustine

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ~ Napoleon Hill

"The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter." ~ Paulo Coelho

"Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting." ~ Joyce Meyer

"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." ~ Saadi

"Patience and time do more than strength or passion." ~ Jean de La Fontaine

"Above all, trust in the slow work of God." ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way." ~ Fulton J. Sheen

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

"Patient waiting is often the highest way of doing God's will." ~ Jeremy Collier

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." ~ Moliere

"A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us." ~ Henri Nouwen

"Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour." ~ Ovid

"Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly." ~ Pio of Pietrelcina

"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength." ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The principle part of faith is patience." ~ George MacDonald

"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears." ~ Barbara Johnson

"Endurance is patience concentrated." ~ Thomas Carlyle

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew." ~ Saint Francis de Sales

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

"The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen." ~ Ralph Marston

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent" ~ Isaac Newton

"To lose patience is to lose the battle." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

"We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives so that the best of who are can emerge." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace." ~ Brian Weiss

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." ~ Helen Keller

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees." ~ Hal Borland

"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it." ~ Thomas a Kempis

"Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence." ~ Hal Borland

"Hope is patience with the lamp lit." ~ Tertullian

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." ~ Albert Einstein

"Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily." ~ Friedrich Schiller

"There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself." ~ Daniel Handler

"Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience." ~ John Climacus

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

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." ~ Robert H. Schuller

"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." ~ Julius Caesar

"The practice of patience guards us against losing our presence of mind. It enables us to remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult. It gives us a certain amount of inner peace, which allows us some self-control, so that we can choose to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner, rather than being driven by our disturbing emotions." ~ Dalai Lama

"Patience wins the race." ~ Bernard Barton

"Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement." ~ Vera Nazarian

"A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation." ~ Moliere

"Who is the great man? He who is strongest in patience. He who patiently endures injury, and maintains a blameless life--he is a man indeed!" ~ H. P. Blavatsky

"Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls." ~ Maya Angelou

"This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Abused patience turns to fury." ~ Thomas Fuller

"A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret." ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience." ~ Hyman Rickover

"He who was living is now dead We who were living are now dying With a little patience." ~ T. S. Eliot

"The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards." ~ Charles Stanley

"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

"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures." ~ Joseph Addison

"Patience is also a form of action." ~ Auguste Rodin

"Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods." ~ Robert H. Schuller

"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

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." ~ Robert Frost

"There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience." ~ Jean de la Bruyere

"Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear." ~ Guy Finley

"Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself." ~ Baltasar Gracian

"Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"It is hard! But what can not be removed, becomes lighter through patience." ~ Horace

"The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things...Things must happen when it is time for them to happen." ~ Peter S. Beagle

"In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"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." ~ Victor Hugo

"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it." ~ Edith Sitwell

"Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

"Patience and fortitude conquer all things." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest art is to sit, and wait, and let it come." ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi

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

"Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts." ~ James Russell Lowell

"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul." ~ Francis Bacon

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

"Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men most." ~ Thucydides

"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble." ~ Plautus

"Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

"Genius is eternal patience." ~ Michelangelo

"The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience." ~ Leo Tolstoy

"This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on. Know that the mind which is born to succeed joins itself to a determined will and perseveres. You have the right to work, but do not become so degenerate as to look for results. Work incessantly, but see something behind the work. Even good deeds can find a man in great bondage. Therefore be not bound by good deeds or by desire for name and fame. Those who know this secret pass beyond this round of birth and death and become immortal." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Don't try to rush things: for the cup to run over, it must first be filled." ~ Antonio Machado

"It is in length of patience, endurance and forbearance that so much of what is good in mankind and womankind is shown." ~ Arthur Helps

"The more patient we are, the more understanding we become." ~ William Arthur Ward

"I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient." ~ Gertrude Stein

"Humility is attentive patience." ~ Simone Weil

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace." ~ May Sarton

"Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope." ~ Corazon Aquino

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

"When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready." ~ Thubten Chodron

"There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness." ~ Franz Kafka

"Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it." ~ Eknath Easwaran

"Don't cross the bridge til you come to it." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience." ~ Horace Bushnell

"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." ~ Carl Jung

"To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success." ~ Joseph de Maistre

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains." ~ William Penn

"He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength." ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"We must not run after it, but we must fit ourselves for the vision and then wait tranquilly for it, as the eye waits on the rising of the Sun which in its own time appears above the horizon and gives itself to our sight." ~ Plotinus

"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength." ~ Charles Caleb Colton

"All things come to him who waits - provided he knows what he is waiting for." ~ Woodrow Wilson

"The past is an illusion. You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice." ~ Bruce Lee

"The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones." ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"Patience is the art of hoping." ~ Luc de Clapiers

"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" ~ William Shakespeare

"To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin." ~ Thomas Aquinas

"Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it." ~ Seneca the Younger

"The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience." ~ William Prescott

"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice." ~ George Jackson

"The fruit falls from the tree when it gets ripe. So wait for the time to come. Do not hurry. Moreover, no one has the right to make others miserable by his foolish acts. Wait, have patience, everything will come right in time." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"All things come round to him who will but wait." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Possess your soul with patience." ~ John Dryden

"The fates have given mankind a patient soul." ~ Homer

"All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them." ~ Marcus Aurelius

"With love and patience, nothing is impossible." ~ Daisaku Ikeda

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

"All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue." ~ Franz Kafka

"No greater 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

"Patience is the best medicine." ~ John Florio

"All great achievements require time." ~ Maya Angelou

"Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty." ~ John Ruskin

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." ~ Gertrude Jekyll

"It's not that I'm so smart." ~ Albert Einstein

"The faster you go, the shorter you are." ~ Albert Einstein

"Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health." ~ Michel de Montaigne

"We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure." ~ William Ellery Channing

"It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you." ~ Charlotte Bronte

"If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought." ~ Isaac Newton

"Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable." ~ Neal A. Maxwell

"Heaven grant us patience with a man in love." ~ Rudyard Kipling

"Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end." ~ Margaret Thatcher

"To love someone properly probably means that you won’t be very popular. Pure love, loving the way it was intended, is unfortunately a foreign concept to many. Love is messy. Love will involve hardship, demand patience, require forgiveness, test maturity, strain friendship, challenge priorities, refine character, ignite the heart and unleash the soul. Love is not something you sing about, it’s the reason you sing. Love is not something you write about, it’s the reason you write. Love is not something you live to find, it’s the reason that you are alive." ~ Mark Hart

"No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing." ~ William Shakespeare

"Patience is not just about waiting for something... it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting." ~ Joyce Meyer

"I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience." ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience." ~ Chuck Tanner

"Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience." ~ Kin Hubbard

"The bigger the dam of patience, the worse the flood when the dam breaks." ~ Austin O'Malley

"Let me look upward into the branches of the flowering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well." ~ Bill Vaughan

"Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough." ~ Criss Jami

"Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait -- not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request." ~ Lord Chesterfield

"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service." ~ John Burroughs

"It does not matter how many tumbles you have in this life, so long as you do not get dirty when you tumble; it is only the people who have to stop to be washed and made clean, who must necessarily lose the race. And I can assure you that there is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. You learn that which is of inestimable importance" ~ Thomas Huxley

"I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything!" ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"All things are difficult before they are easy." ~ Thomas Fuller

"The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing." ~ Epictetus

"Patience patience quotes is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"And you very soon find out, if you have not found it out before, that patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness." ~ Thomas Huxley

"I have not the smarts or patience for political office." ~ Henry Rollins

"Accustom yourself to that which you bear ill, and you will bear it well." ~ Seneca the Younger

"Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past." ~ Tryon Edwards

"Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness." ~ Surya Das

"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments." ~ George Washington

"The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society." ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik

"Patience ornaments the woman and proves the man." ~ Tertullian

"Patience is the analogue of God's serenity." ~ Austin O'Malley

"Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim. Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial." ~ Ovid

"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience." ~ Laurence J. Peter

"All things come to him who mates." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope." ~ Jane Austen

"Why is patience so important?" "Because it makes us pay attention." ~ Paulo Coelho

"Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience." ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

"Patience is the panacea; but where does it grow, or who can swallow it?" ~ William Shenstone

"A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?" ~ Aaron Spelling

"We are independent of the change we detect. The longer the lever, the less perceptible its motion. It is the slowest pulsation which is the most vital. The hero then will know how to wait, as well as to make haste. All good abides with him who waiteth wisely; we shall sooner overtake the dawn by remaining here than by hurrying over the hills of the west." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship." ~ Samuel Johnson

"Infinite Patience brings Immediate Results." ~ Wayne Dyer

"Patience is sorrow's salve." ~ Charles Churchill

"I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose." ~ Charlie Chaplin

"Patience! Patience! Patience is the invention of dullards and sluggards. In a well-regulated world there should be no need of such a thing as patience." ~ Grace King

"In all evils which admit a remedy, impatience is to be avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in complaints, that, if properly applied might remove the cause." ~ Samuel Johnson

"A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience." ~ Stanley Baldwin

"Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work - this is the only way. Go on; remember - patience and purity and courage and steady work. . . . So long as you are pure, and true to your principles, you will never fail." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Great patience is called for on the hard path that I have entered on." ~ Edgar Degas

"Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you've already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it." ~ Jenny Nimmo

"I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting." ~ Robert Falcon Scott

"Nothing else is necessary but these - love, sincerity, and patience." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Purity, perseverance, and energy- these three I want." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Patience is the mother of will." ~ G. I. Gurdjieff

"If you're serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience." ~ Sheri L. Dew

"Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious." ~ Phillips Brooks

"A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience." ~ John Updike

"Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder." ~ Carl Sandburg

"Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. There is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all." ~ Leo Tolstoy

"Wise to resolve, and patient to perform." ~ Homer

"All's well in the end, if you've only the patience to wait." ~ Francois Rabelais

"They also serve who only stand and wait." ~ John Milton

"All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer." ~ Thomas Fuller

"He preacheth patience that never knew pain" ~ Henry George Bohn

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

"Better to complete a small task well, than to do much imperfectly." ~ Plato

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~ T. S. Eliot

"Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod." ~ William Shakespeare

"Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work." ~ Peter Marshall

"Patience and shuffle the cards." ~ Miguel de Cervantes

"By time and toil we sever What strength and rage could never." ~ Jean de La Fontaine

"How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success." ~ Elbert Hubbard

"O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, sprinkle cool patience." ~ William Shakespeare

"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." ~ Linda Hogan

"Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return." ~ W. H. Auden

"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness." ~ George Santayana

"No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience." ~ Star Jones

"Arm the obdured breast with stubborn patience as with triple steel." ~ John Milton

"It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world." ~ William Cobbett

"When I was 20, I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience." ~ Elisha Cuthbert

"Patience is the art of caring slowly." ~ John Ciardi

"Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days." ~ Joshua Slocum

"'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of." ~ William Shakespeare

"Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections." ~ Saint Francis de Sales

"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." ~ William Faulkner

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory." ~ Anthony Hamilton

"The cart before the horse is neither beautiful nor useful." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while." ~ Ambrose Bierce

"Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish." ~ David Mallet

"We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"Rule by patience, Laughing Water!" ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification; time takes away as much as it gives." ~ Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

"But there are times when patience proves at fault." ~ Robert Browning

"Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent." ~ B. C. Forbes

"We usually learn to wait only when we have no longer anything to wait for." ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"That which in mean men we entitle patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts." ~ William Shakespeare

"We can do anything, or almost, but how balanced, magnanimous, and modest one has to be to do anything! And also how patient. It is as true in the arts as anywhere else." ~ May Sarton

"Patience means self-suffering." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age." ~ Elliot Paul

"Patience is a virtue Savannah, to tolerate delay. It implies self control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about. . ." ~ Catherine Weaver

"Have fire and spread all over. Work, work. Be the servant while leading, be unselfish, and never listen to one friend in private accusing another. Have infinite patience, and success is yours." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient - wait, wait - patience is bound to give success. . . ." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Peaceful warriors have the patience to wait until the mud settles and the water clears. They remain unmoving until the right time, so the right action arises by itself. They do not seek fulfillment, but wait with open arms to welcome all things." ~ Dan Millman

"My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I've been doing this for twelve years." ~ Christina Milian

"When you feel gloomy, think what has been done within the last year. How, rising from nothing." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"If you create you will also wait, and while you're waiting you will want to be patient but not idle... responses from the world often take a long time." ~ Eric Maisel

"Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience." ~ Evelyn Underhill

"And sure enough, even waiting will end...if you can just wait long enough." ~ William Faulkner

"I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television." ~ Bob Woodward

"Who can be patient in extremes?" ~ William Shakespeare

"When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?" ~ Jim Bishop

"So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out." ~ Martin Yan

"There's no music in rest, but there's the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too." ~ John Ruskin

"Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?" ~ Andrew Greeley

"Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue." ~ Ambrose Bierce

"But the waiting time, my brothers, Is the hardest time of all." ~ Sarah Doudney

"Patience may be a virtue, but quitting is an art." ~ Evan Harris

"I haven't got a lot of patience." ~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

"The bane of sects, especially in Bengal, is that if any one happens to have a different opinion, he immediately starts a new sect, he has no patience to wait." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust." ~ Simon Raven

"Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom." ~ Alice Walker

"I worked with patience which means almost power." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"A high hope for a low heaven: God grant us patience!" ~ William Shakespeare

"And I must bear What is ordained with patience, being aware Necessity doth front the universe With an invincible gesture." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Thus with hir fader for a certeyn space Dwelleth this flour of wyfly pacience, That neither by hir wordes ne hir face Biforn the folk, ne eek in her absence, Ne shewed she that hir was doon offence." ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

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

"The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth patience." ~ George Herbert

"For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill." ~ Samuel Johnson

"We have not faith, we have not patience to see this. We trust the man in the street; but there is one being in the universe we never trust and that is God. We trust Him when He works just our way. But the time will come when, getting blow after blow, the self - sufficient mind will die. In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up. We are glad that there are so many thorns on the path. They strike the hood of the cobra." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Wait with patience and love and strength. If helpers are not ready now, they will come in time. Why should we be in a hurry? The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Had it pleas'd heaven To try me with affliction * * * I should have found in some place of my soul A drop of patience." ~ William Shakespeare

". . . Wait, my child, wait and work on. Patience, patience. . . . ." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"I do oppose My patience to his fury, and am arm'd To suffer, with a quietness of spirit, The very tyranny and rage of his." ~ William Shakespeare

"Time can but make it easier to be wise / Though now it seems impossible, and so / All that you need is patience." ~ William Butler Yeats

"Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you." ~ Randy Pausch

"Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair." ~ Matthew Arnold

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind." ~ Cleveland Amory

"It's easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient." ~ George Eliot

"Patience is the courage of virtue." ~ Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

"To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted my no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forgo even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?" ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

"Your passion must be tempered with patience. Maybe long-suffering patience would be a better word." ~ Jack White

"The professional arms himself with patience, not only to give the stars time to align in his career, but to keep himself from flaming out in each individual work." ~ Steven Pressfield

"Impatience makes us get ahead of ourselves, reaching out for something in the future and not really being content with where we are, here and now." ~ David Steindl-Rast

"Patience has tender feet." ~ Austin O'Malley

"Patient endurance / Attaineth to all things." ~ Teresa of Avila

"A classic is like a hidden treasure. Its core is buried under so many layers of varnish that it can be reached only by patience and infiltration." ~ Jean-Louis Barrault

"Sometimes you have the feeling that some little imp is standing behind you and dictating to you, but he gives it to you slowly, drop by drop." ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

"When a painting problem crops up, don't rush to fix it. You probably already know one way to fix it, but wait for something else to show up... invite the muses to bring you a new solution." ~ Carole Katchen

"He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience." ~ William Golding

"God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow" ~ Helen Steiner Rice

"Patience is the key of content." ~ Mehmed the Conqueror

"Sometimes things aren't clear right away. That's where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead." ~ Mary Pierce

"Don't get impatient when it takes too long." ~ Drake

"Patience makes lighter / What sorrow may not heal. ("sed levius fit patientia quidquid corrigere est nefas")" ~ Horace

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"Patience is the mother of joy." ~ William Logan