Selected Quotes about Patience

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. -- Brian Adams

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

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait...The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply dont count. -- Robert Anthony

Patience is the companion of wisdom. -- Saint Augustine

Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own. -- Arnold Bennett

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

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

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

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. -- Confucius

“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 DaVinci

Beware the fury of a patient man. -- John Dryden

Patience is the greatest of all virtues. -- Cato the Elder

Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. -- Henry Fielding

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

There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue. It was long ago. -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

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

The fates have given mankind a patient soul. -- Homer

Patience makes lighter What sorrow may not heal. -- Horace

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 has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. -- George Jackson

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. -- Franklin P. Jones

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

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

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

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

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. -- Stanislaw J. Lec

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. -- Isaac Newton

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. -- Titus Maccius Plautus

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. -- Chinese proverb

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. -- Dutch Proverb

“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” -- Danish proverb

Patience is also a form of action. -- Auguste Rodin

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails. -- Richard Rybolt

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

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. -- William Shakespeare

When we talk about equal pay for equal work, women in the workplace are beginning to catch up. If we keep going at this current rate, we will achieve full equality in about 475 years. I don't know about you, but I can't wait that long. -- Lya Sorano

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

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

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

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

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

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