ᐅPatience Quotes on Life, Love, Relationship and Success

"Learn to wait; invariably either things will change or your heart will." ~ Jonathan Carroll

"Be patient. Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more." ~ Melody Beattie

"Great towers take time to construct." ~ Herman Melville

"With patience everything comes in due season." ~ Edouard Rene de Laboulaye

"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." ~ Barack Obama

"Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not." ~ George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne

"Patience is the direct antithesis of anger." ~ Allan Lokos

"Patience has the meaning of testing-a thing drawn out and tested, drawn out to the last strand in a strain without breaking, and ending in sheer joy. The strain on a violin string when stretched to the uttermost gives it its strength; and the stronger the strain, the finer is the sound of our life for God, and He never strains more than we are able to bear." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for." ~ Teresa of Avila

"Keep your friendships in repair." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint." ~ Hesiod

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven." ~ Orson F. Whitney

"Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other" ~ Marvin J. Ashton

"Often you shall think your road impassable, sombre and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion." ~ Mikhail Naimy

"Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud." ~ Vernon Howard

"We need to strengthen such inner values as contentment, patience and tolerance, as well as compassion for others. Keeping in mind that it is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends, compassion is the key to ensuring our own well-being." ~ Dalai Lama

"Typically, people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It's not completely clear why. But for many people, exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change." ~ Charles Duhigg

"He surely is most in need of another's patience, who has none of his own." ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Patience will benefit you in every hour, every time and every opportunity. It helps you to overcome your opponent, howsoever strong he may be. It will help you in times of distress and hardships, in battles and in war and peace." ~ Abd al-Karim Qasim

"Strength comes from waiting." ~ Jose Marti

"I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words." ~ John Milton

"If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress." ~ Barack Obama

"The country is in deep trouble. We've forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to question the powers that be, the courage to be impatient with evil and patient with people, the courage to fight for social justice. In many instances we will be stepping out on nothing, and just hoping to land on something. But that's the struggle. To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word." ~ Cornel West

"We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast" ~ Jim Rohn

"The saints must be honored as friends of Christ and children and heirs of God. Let us carefully observe the manner of life of all the apostles, martyrs, ascetics, and just men who announced the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death so that we may also share their crowns of glory." ~ John of Damascus

"Avoiding the temptation to sin and being patient upon that, is greater than being patient whilst being afflicted with trials." ~ Ibn Taymiyyah

"Each step may seem to take forever, but no matter how uninspired you feel, continue to follow your practice schedule precisely and consistently. This is how we can use our greatest enemy, habit, against itself." ~ Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

"Sabr is not remaining quiet and allowing anger to build up inside you. Sabr is to talk about what's bothering you without losing control of your emotions." ~ Nouman Ali Khan

"All is love...All is love. With love comes understanding. With understanding comes patience. And then time stops. And everything is now." ~ Brian Weiss

"Waiting is still an occupation. It is having nothing to wait for that is terrible." ~ Cesare Pavese

"In summary, all great work is the fruit of patience and perseverance, combined with tenacious concentration on a subject over a period of months or years." ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"Being empowered includes developing the powerful qualities that lead human beings to cultivate wellness and healing. And those are the same qualities that enhance all relationships on earth and reduce stress (which seems to be the largest precursor to disease)-gentle ness, calmness, patience, humility, compassion, and gratitude." ~ Bryan Kest

"Watch a French housewife as she makes her way slowly along the loaded stalls... searching for the peak of ripeness and flavor... What you are seeing is a true artist at work, patiently assembling all the materials of her craft, just as the painter squeezes oil colors onto his palette ready to create a masterpiece." ~ Keith Floyd

"All you have to do is wait,” I explained. “Sit tight and wait for the right moment. Not try to change anything by force, just watch the drift of things. Make an effort to cast a fair eye on everything. If you do that, you just naturally know what to do. But everyone’s always too busy. They’re too talented, their schedules are too full. They’re too interested in themselves to think about what’s fair." ~ Haruki Murakami

"Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness, whereas patience is a sign of strength" ~ Dalai Lama

"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it." ~ E. W. Howe

"Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words." ~ George Eliot

"The disciples of a patient Saviour should be patient themselves." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

"Architecture is a discipline that takes time and patience. If one spends enough years writing complex novels one might be able, someday, to construct a respectable haiku." ~ Thom Mayne

"American men are allotted just as many tears as American women. But because we are forbidden to shed them, we die long before women do, with our hearts exploding or our blood pressure rising or our livers eaten away by alcohol because that lake of grief inside us has no outlet. We, men, die because our faces were not watered enough." ~ Pat Conroy

"When you ask for patience, what you get is a line at the bank. In other words, life gives you the people, places, and situations that are going to allow you to once and for all develop what it is you need." ~ Tracy McMillan

"Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness." ~ Pablo Neruda

"If but one message, I may leave behind, One single word of courage for my kind, It would be this – Oh, brother, sister, friend, Whatever life may bring – what God may send, No matter whether clouds life soon or late-- Take heart and wait!" ~ Grace Noll Crowell

"Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands." ~ Elisabeth Elliot

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

"Patience and submission are very carefully to be distinguished from cowardice and indolence. We are not to repine, but we may lawfully struggle; for the calamities of life, like the necessities of Nature, are calls to labor and diligence." ~ Samuel Johnson

"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human." ~ Elizabeth Edwards

"Character never quits; and with patience and persistence; Dreams do come true!" ~ Pete Maravich

"No man can be patient who has not strong passions, for patience is passion tamed." ~ Lyman Abbott

"Patience is a conquering virtue. The learned say that, if it not desert you, It vanquishes what force can never reach; Why answer back at every angry speech? No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what, You will be taught it, whether you will or not." ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

"Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are." ~ Henri Nouwen

"I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it." ~ David Duchovny

"Patience is nobler motion than any deed." ~ C. A. Bartol

"In order to make friends you must first be friendly" ~ Dale Carnegie

"If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth." ~ Hafez

"On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong." ~ John Ruskin

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." ~ Woodrow Wilson

"Waiting is an art that our impatient age has forgotten. It wants to break open the ripe fruit when it has hardly finished planting the shoot. But all too often the greedy eyes are only deceived; the fruit that seemed so precious is still green on the inside, and disrespected hands ungratefully toss aside what has so disappointed them." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Fortify courage with the true rampart of patience." ~ Philip Sidney

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." ~ Len Wein

"Great men wait for the right moment to abandon caution. The rest of us abandon it when impatience becomes too much for us." ~ Mason Cooley

"Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving." ~ Paulina Porizkova

"In the course of the world, a man must very often put on an easy, frank countenance, upon very disagreeable occasions; he must seem pleased, when he is very much otherwise; he must be able to accost and receive with smiles, those whom he would much rather meet with swords." ~ Lord Chesterfield

"The real test is not whether you avoid failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it. . ." ~ Barack Obama

"as the years go on a sense of deep patience comes over one; one seems to know the virtue of ripeness, and the danger of rushing events." ~ Carolyn Heilbrun

"Nihil tam acerbum est in quo non æquus animus solatium inveniat. There is nothing so disagreeable, that a patient mind can not find some solace for it." ~ Seneca the Younger

"Let this be one invariable rule of your conduct--never to show the least symptom of resentment, which you cannot, to a certain degree, gratify; but always to smile, where you cannot strike." ~ Lord Chesterfield

"What may not be altered is made lighter by patience." ~ Horace

"Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted." ~ Martin Luther

"In times of uncertainty, wait. Always, if you have any doubt, wait. Do not force yourself to any action. If you have a restraint in your spirit, wait until all is clear, and do not go against it." ~ Lettie Cowman

"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, "And this too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!" ~ Abraham Lincoln

"It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy." ~ Khaleda Zia

"We often in our misfortunes take that for constancy and patience which is only dejection of mind; we suffer without daring to holdup our heads, just as cowards let themselves be knocked on the head because they have not courage to strike back." ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"patience is an integral part of talent." ~ Vicki Baum

"The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare." ~ John Major

"Finding oneself and one's path is like waking up on a foggy day. Be patient, and presently the fog will clear and that which has always been there can be seen. The path is already there to follow" ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

"You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad." ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

"The farmer has patience and trusts the process. He just has the faith and deep understanding that through his daily efforts, the harvest will come.And then one day, almost out of nowhere, it does." ~ Robin Sharma

"Every relationship has a spiritual purpose that helps us grow and become stronger. Sometimes, our most challenging relationships bring the greatest personal blessings. From them we learn about forgiveness, patience, and other virtues." ~ Doreen Virtue

"The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger - the greatest threat to our inner peace, and therefore our happiness. The mind, or spirit, is not physical, it cannot be touched or harmed directly. Only negative thoughts and emotions can harm it. Therefore, only the corresponding positive quality can protect it." ~ Dalai Lama

"If indeed the qualities such as love, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness are what happiness consists in, and if it is also true that compassion, defined as concern for others, is both the source and the fruit of these qualities, then the more we are compassionate, the more we provide for our own happiness." ~ Dalai Lama

"Anger cannot be overcome by anger. If someone is angry with you, and you show anger in return, the result is a disaster. On the other hand, if you control your anger and show its opposite - love, compassion, tolerance and patience - not only will you remain peaceful, but the other person's anger will also diminish." ~ Dalai Lama

"The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing." ~ Yasmin Mogahed

"It is patience that reveals every grace to you, and it is through patience that the saints received all that was promised to them." ~ Pachomius the Great

"When you’re not fully trusting in the Lord you’re concerned mostly about rescue. “I’m a Christian, get me out of here!” And the Lord is saying, “You’re kidding, right? I want to teach you who you are in this situation!” In some of our situations, He gives us power and authority to move. In other situations He gives us patience because that works just as powerfully, it’s just going to take a few extra weeks." ~ Graham Cooke

"Dear parents, have great patience, and forgive from the depths of your heart." ~ Pope Francis

"A good Muslim is not one who is strictest in his judgment, but who is most patient in listening." ~ Tariq Ramadan

"If you have friends or family who are not practicing, give them your company and not your judgment. They need your patience and your love. Allah is sufficient for judgment and He subhanahu wa ta'ala is a perfect Judge. We are not." ~ Nouman Ali Khan

"An important distinction can be made between religion and spirituality. Religion [is] concerned with faith in the claims to salvation of one faith tradition... Spirituality is concerned with qualities of the human spirit, love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony, that bring happiness both to self." ~ Dalai Lama

"We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence." ~ Cornel West

"What comes to a person in his or her life, however difficult it may be, perhaps will help a person move closer to God. The response to tribulation is abr, which is patience, perseverance, steadfastness, and resolve. Allāh loves the patient; part of the reason the tribulation comes is to draw the quality of patience out of them - He loves this quality." ~ Hamza Yusuf

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"Sufferance is the badge of all our tribe." ~ William Shakespeare

"Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows only under trial. It is useless to pray for patience. Well, actually I encourage you to pray for patience, but I'll tell you what you'll get TRIALS!" ~ Joyce Meyer

"Patience leads to power; but eagerness in greed leads to loss." ~ H. P. Blavatsky

"Hopelessness has surprised me with patience." ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

"Patience is like ice cold water running through your veins, but our love will be immense" ~ Alejandro Perez

"Patience, increasing patience" ~ Sri Chinmoy

"Patience is the strongest of strong drinks; for it kills the giant despair." ~ Douglas William Jerrold

"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." ~ Paulo Coelho

"Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here." ~ Philip Massinger

"Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius." ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

"I work with patience, which is almost power." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker." ~ Robert Wise

"All things pass... Patience attains all it strives for." ~ Teresa of Avila

"Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation." ~ Gustave Flaubert

"Patience means restraining one's inclinations." ~ Ieyasu Tokugawa

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

"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling Extremity out of act." ~ William Shakespeare

"If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down." ~ Debra Winger

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

"Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience." ~ Damian Lewis

"Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven't you learned that by now?" ~ Megan Chance

"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends." ~ Jacques Delille

"Dispose thyself to patience rather than to comfort, and to the bearing of the cross rather than to gladness." ~ Thomas a Kempis

"Even a snail will eventually reach its destination." ~ Gail Tsukiyama

"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance." ~ Virgil

"It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief." ~ Rumi

"Today's patience can transform yesterday's discouragements into tomorrow's discoveries. Today's purposes can turn yesterday's defeats into tomorrow's determination." ~ William Arthur Ward

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over." ~ Ray Bradbury

"Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off." ~ Nicholas Brendon

"My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them - their patience, their warmth, their dedication." ~ Gustavo Dudamel

"One who is patient glows with an inner radiance." ~ Allan Lokos

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

"Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to tell stories, but I never had the patience to sit down at a typewriter and write short stories or anything like that. I started writing songs as a way of communicating ideas the best way I could." ~ Rob Thomas

"Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew." ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

"Vengeance is disappointing, always." ~ Janet Morris

"Don't put the cart before the horse." ~ John Heywood

"The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment." ~ T. H. White

"Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh; Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear; To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh; Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer." ~ George Croly

"I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done." ~ Elisabeth Elliot

"The real secret of patience is to find something to do in the meantime." ~ Doug Larson

"When you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come" ~ Robert H. Schuller

"More things to remember: 7) The value of time; 8) The pleasure of working; 9) The obligation of duty; 10) The power of kindness; 11) The wisdom of economy; 12) The virtue of patience." ~ Marshall Field

"Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are." ~ Alan Cohen

"Patience is no small, fell-good personal quality. It is at the heart of diplomacy and civility, lawfulness and civil order. Without it, people can't work together and society can't function at all. With it, we create the possibility of peace between people and between nations." ~ M. J. Ryan

"Whether it's marriage of business, patience is the first rule of success." ~ William Feather

"Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry." ~ Bret Harte

"I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here." ~ Paul Bremer

"I wish I was a shredder that could play everything, but I don't have the patience." ~ Dave Navarro

"My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding." ~ Wil Wheaton

"No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time." ~ Lewis Carroll

"All things come to him who waits - even justice." ~ Austin O'Malley

"If you pray about it don't worry about it. If you're going to worry about it don't pray about it." ~ Steve Harvey

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence." ~ James Robertson

"Well, we must wait for the future to show." ~ Virginia Woolf

"I’m saying that I can wait. For now. But when things get back to normal—assuming that ever happens—I want my shot. We can make each other happy, Faythe. I know it. And I’m done walking away from things I want just because they don’t come easily. You’re worth the work." ~ Rachel Vincent

"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is." ~ Thomas Szasz

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time." ~ Robert H. Schuller

"Good things come to those who hustle" ~ Chuck Noll

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." ~ Helen Keller

"Patience is God's nature." ~ Tertullian

"Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle." ~ Laozi

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." ~ Franklin P. Adams

"As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end." ~ Paul Kane

"This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time." ~ Haruki Murakami

"Digo, paciencia y barajar. What I say is, patience, and shuffle the cards." ~ Miguel de Cervantes

"Everything is out there if you know how to find it, and have the patience. I don't and haven't, but that's my problem" ~ Tom Holt

"Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering." ~ Muhammad Ali

"The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one's presence would be healing." ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

"I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project." ~ Jerry Garcia

"The word 'jihad' has nowhere been used in the Qur'an to mean war in the sense of launching an offensive. It is used rather to mean 'struggle'. the action most consistently called for in the Qur'an is the exercise of patience. (p. 7-8)" ~ Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

"You must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer." ~ Jenny Agutter

"In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us." ~ Wesley Morris

"Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear." ~ Peter Stuyvesant

"The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited." ~ Tom Lantos

"So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience. That's why patients are called patients I think - patience is required." ~ Bowie Kuhn

"We must understand that out of community and dialogue, the answers will arrive in their own time and way." ~ Bryant H. McGill

"As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future." ~ T. E. Brown

"Be worthy love, and love will come." ~ Louisa May Alcott

"The balance you have between drive and patience may be your master key to success." ~ David Allen

"That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people." ~ Ray Harryhausen

"It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form." ~ Hart Crane

"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient." ~ Ernie Banks

"True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep." ~ Leon Jouhaux

"A life is not a waste of time" ~ Nalini Singh

"Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment." ~ Oprah Winfrey

"My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out." ~ Frances O'Grady

"If you've ever tried meditation and didn't stay with it, I recommend you try it again. Some time has passed. In the interim, you may have developed the discipline of mind or the patience you were short on before. Let these qualities aid your practice. (173)" ~ Victoria Moran

"As any gardener will tell you, the cycles of nature require patience...Even a fast-growing vegetable like a radish requires time." ~ M. J. Ryan

"I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience." ~ Tyrone Power

"Everyone is given one gift, a reason for being, and it's our obligation to do something with it. Obviously, it's a challenge - but if you're not taking the bull by the horns, I have no patience for you. You're just taking up space." ~ Melissa Rosenberg

"When you get mad, it's the time you lose" ~ Hiroko Sakai

"When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so." ~ Beverly Cleary

"I've worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being 'normal' has been so important to me." ~ Kenny Loggins

"To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days." ~ George Tenet

"A man without patience is a lamp without oil." ~ Andres Segovia

"There's no advantage to hurrying through life." -Shikamaru Nara" ~ Masashi Kishimoto

"Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig." ~ Epictetus

"There are answers which, in turning away wrath, only send it to the other end of the room, and to have a discussion coolly waived when you feel that justice is all on your own side is even more exasperating in marriage than in philosophy." ~ George Eliot

"I have patience in all things - as far as the antechamber." ~ Gustave Flaubert

"And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy." ~ Janet Napolitano

"She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding." ~ Jane Austen

"I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me." ~ Judy Collins

"Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine. I'd rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made, no knowledge gained. I'd rather have a no, then nothing. I'd forgotten that about myself." ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

"Ridicule is often harder to bear than self-denial." ~ Louisa May Alcott

"She and Marie were Montreal girls, not trained to accompany heroes, or to hold out for dreams, but just to be patient." ~ Mavis Gallant

"Sometimes one waits too long for the perfect moment before snapping the picture. You never realize that you needed was to change perspective." ~ Miguel Syjuco

"We need patient people who are able to endure the toughest disciplines." ~ Samael Aun Weor

"The woman gestured to a seat and put on a patient face. An impatient sort of patient face, like an impatient face dressing up as a patient one for Halloween." ~ Shannon Hale

"The panic disappeared under those soothing old fingers and the breathing slowed down and stopped hurting the chest as if a fox was caught in it, and then at last Mr. Kroger began to lecture the boy as he used to, Pablo, he murmured, don't ever be so afraid of being lonely that you forget to be careful. Don't forget that you will find it sometimes but other times you won't be lucky, and those are the times when you have got to be patient, since patience is what you must have when you don't have luck." ~ Tennessee Williams

"The years I have squandered in puerile excitement, in going hither and thither, in seeking to force nature and time, I ought to have spent in solitude and meditation, in endeavoring to make myself worthy of being loved." ~ Theophile Gautier

"Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"He means to succeed, and a man who has centuries before him can afford to wait and to go slow." ~ Bram Stoker

"God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it - but God is building this thing." ~ Willie Aames

"Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking." ~ Gary Paulsen

"Time has no meaning, Love will endure." ~ Jude Deveraux

"I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process." ~ Thomas A. Edison

"Speaking from my experience as a person involved for a long time in building the European Union, it is important to have patience and efforts to build a community of nations." ~ Giorgio Napolitano

"She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte." ~ D. H. Lawrence

"The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience." ~ Dalai Lama

"Patience is the art of concealing your impatience." ~ Guy Kawasaki

"Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices." ~ Teresa of Avila

"The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience." ~ Ieyasu Tokugawa

"Take more time, cover less ground." ~ Thomas Merton

"Tell me what's the difference" ~ Anna Kamienska

"For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching has become a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong." ~ Bill W.

"The same word passed through three minds, simultaneously, philosophical, fatalistic, the eternal refuge of the Italian: Pazienza." ~ Violet Trefusis

"Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience." ~ Thomas Perry

"Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure." ~ Stephen Kendrick

"All this hurrying soon will be over. Only when we tarry do we touch the holy." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don't drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor's yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper." ~ Anne Lamott

"Bear patiently with a rival." ~ Ovid

"Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee; All things are passing; God never changeth; Patient endurance Attaineth to all things; Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first." ~ William Shakespeare

"A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once." ~ William Faulkner

"Show yourself a Christian by suffering without murmuring. In patience possess your soul - they lose nothing who gain Christ." ~ Samuel Rutherford

"Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all." ~ Margaret Fuller

"I haven't been given many things, but I've been given ample, limitless patience." ~ Lincoln Diaz-Balart

"All things come to those who wait." ~ Violet Fane

"Have no friends not equal to yourself." ~ Confucius

"When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it." ~ Rumi

"The more haste, the less speed." ~ John Heywood

"Who can wait quietly until the mud settles? Who can remain still until the moment of action?" ~ Laozi

"Patience; accomplish thy labor; accomplish thy work of affection! Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. Therefore accomplish thy labor of love, till the heart is made godlike, Purified, strengthened, perfected, and rendered more worthy of heaven." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination." ~ Muammar al-Gaddafi

"Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one." ~ Duke Kahanamoku

". . . Have patience and be faithful unto death. Do not fight among yourselves. Be perfectly pure in money dealings. . . . We will do great things yet. . . . So long as you have faith and honesty and devotion, everything will prosper." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open." ~ Gerry Adams

"Like I always say, if you sit long enough by the crack of the door, you'll see your enemy go by in a hearse." ~ Sally Stanford

"I’d like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I’ve tried to meditate, but it’s really hard for me to stay still. I’d like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can’t shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key." ~ Ellen DeGeneres

"There is no well-doing, no Godlike doing, that is not patient doing." ~ J. G. Holland

"I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business." ~ Randy Travis

"There is no such thing as preaching patience into people, unless the sermon is so long that they have to practice it while they hear. No man can learn patience except by going out into the hurlyburly world, and taking life just as it blows. Patience is but lying to, and riding out the gale." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Any methodology for developing patience requires a multi-tiered approach." ~ Allan Lokos

"Don't halloo until you're out of the wood." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"If you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. Let us hope that." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"You ask if there is no doctrine of sorrow in my philosophy. Of acute sorrow I suppose that I know comparatively little. My saddestand most genuine sorrows are apt to be but transient regrets. The place of sorrow is supplied, perchance, by a certain hard and proportionately barren indifference. I am of kin to the sod, and partake of its dull patience,--in winter expecting the sun of spring." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"When men are engaged in war and conquest, the tools of science become as dangerous as a razor in the hands of a child of three. We must not condemn man because his inventiveness and patient conquest of the forces of nature are being exploited for false and destructive purposes. Rather, we should remember that the fate of mankind hinges entirely upon man’s moral development." ~ Albert Einstein

"Impatience is a sign of hurrying; hurrying is a sign of worrying; worrying is a sign someone forgot time is on their side." ~ Mike Dooley

"Sometimes you just have to be patient and brave and strong. If you don't know how, just make it up as you go along." ~ Douglas Pagels

"Patience is the key to content." ~ Muhammad

"God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction." ~ Richard Cecil

"Patience is supported & nurtured by a quality of forgiveness." ~ Allan Lokos

"We must accept the reality that the causes of impatience travel a two-way street." ~ Allan Lokos

"Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process." ~ Alexandra Stoddard

"Good things come to those who initiate." ~ Susan RoAne

"Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

"Master books, but do not let them master you." ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. One must seem to hear the unreasonable demands of the petulant, unmoved, and the tedious details of the dull, untired. That is the least price that a man must pay for a high station." ~ Bill Vaughan

"Patience is moral elasticity." ~ Austin O'Malley

"This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve." ~ Wilkie Collins

"I guess good things come to those who wait." ~ Kurt Busch

"The best fire doesna flare up the soonest." ~ George Eliot

"deferring gratification is a good definition of being civilized." ~ Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

"Great is the advantage of patience." ~ John Tillotson

"Be still, and the world is bound to turn herself inside out to entertain you. Everywhere you look, joyful noise is clanging to drown out quiet desperation." ~ Barbara Kingsolver

"[On being an actor] .nothing more than a worker in a service occupation . It's like being a waiter or a gas station attendant, but I'm waiting on 6 million people in a week if I'm lucky." ~ Harrison Ford

"We have scarcely gotten home ... when our children's sneezes greet us, skinned knees bleed after waiting all day to do so. There is the bellyache and the burned-out basement bulb, the stalled car and the incontinent cat. The windows frost, the toilets sweat, the body of our spouse is one cold shoulder and the darkness of our bedroom is soon full of the fallen shadows of our failures." ~ William H. Gass

"Extreme patience and persistence are required, Yet everybody succeeds at this before being handed The surprise box lunch of the rest of his life." ~ John Ashbery

"I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul." ~ Dick Dale

"I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve." ~ George W. Bush

"You can butcher the sheep only once. But if you are careful, you can shear the sheep every year." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

"Patience is the capacity to endure all that is necessary in attaining a desired end. ... Patience never forsakes the ultimate goal because the road is hard. There can be no patience without an object." ~ Margaret Kennedy

"A weed is a plant we've found no use for yet." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm bidin' my time, 'Cause that's the kinda guy I'm." ~ Ira Gershwin

"Logic can be patient, for it is eternal." ~ Oliver Heaviside

"Never change horses in midstream." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"There is one form of hope which is never unwise, and which certainly does not diminish with the increase of knowledge. In that form it changes its name, and we call it patience." ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Let things alone; let them weigh what they will; let them soar or fall." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"When the precipitancy of a man's wishes hurries on his ideas ninety times faster than the vehicle he rides in--woe be to truth!" ~ Laurence Sterne

"See your road through." ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

"What is so certain of victory as patience?" ~ Selma Lagerlöf

"Hasty climbers have sudden falls." ~ Robert Greene

"There are no short cuts to Heaven, only the ordinary way of ordinary things." ~ Vincent McNabb

"Be assured that every man's success is in proportion to his average ability. The meadow flowers spring and bloom where the watersannually deposit their slime, not where they reach in some freshet only. A man is not his hope, nor his despair, nor yet his past deed. We know not yet what we have done, still less what we are doing. Wait till evening, and other parts of our day's work will shine than we had thought at noon, and we shall discover the real purport of our toil. As when the farmer has reached the end of the furrow and looks back, he can tell best where the pressed earth shines most." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"You seem to have quite a taste for discussing these horrible subjects," she said, rather scornfully; "you ought to have been a detective police officer." ~ Mary Elizabeth Braddon

"He felt the comfort of being part of an eternal cycle symbolized by the gold strips on either side of the black mourning band he wore. Light, dark, light. The dark was just an interval." ~ Jack Campbell

"Patience is sottish, and impatience does become a dog that's mad." ~ William Shakespeare

"And then--a Day as huge As Yesterdays in pairs, Unrolled its horror in my face-- Until it blocked my eyes" ~ Emily Dickinson