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Wise Quotes about Patience

May you find great value in these Patience quotes and sayings.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Nature

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

A jug fills drop by drop.
- The Buddha

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

 

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

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

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius (Livy)

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Saint Augustine

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

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Spirit has unlimited patience,
and will wait for me to evolve.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney

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

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

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul,
to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience
with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning
men who ought to be shot.
- Elihu Root

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

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice,
and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance
achieve success for themselves.
- Major Taylor

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

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

It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait
for others to call them artists,
but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art.
- Pauline Kael

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

Good ideas are not adopted automatically.
They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman Rickover

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

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

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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

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

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

Writing is good, thinking is better.
Cleverness is good, patience is better.
- Herman Hesse

Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

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

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

Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo

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

He preacheth patience that never knew pain.
- H. G. Bohn

My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things
happen too quickly or get changes in place right away.
Not having the patience to let things develop.
- Paul Gleason

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

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
- Guy Kawasaki

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
- Thomas Huxley

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

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

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

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
- Kin Hubbard

Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience.
- Lexa Doig

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

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

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

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

Patience is sorrow's salve.
- Charles Churchill

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

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


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