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Quotations: Patience

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

With strength and patience all his grievous loads are borne,And from the world's rose-bed he only asks a thorn.
William R. Alger

By their patience and perseverance God's children are truly known from hypocrites and dissemblers.
Saint Aurelius Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

Patience is a nobler motion than any deed.
Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Patience is a flatterer, sir and an ass, sir.
Aphra Johnson Behn

The Lord is good unto them who wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
Bible

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
William H. Borah

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

The greatest prayer is patience
Buddha

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke

Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.
Stacey Charter

I have climbed several higher mountains without guide or path, and have found, as might be expected, that it takes only more time and patience commonly than to travel the smoothest highway
Henry David

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

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

I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.
Albert Einstein

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

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Patience means self-suffering.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

It is hard to have patience with people who say ''There is no death'' or ''Death doesn't matter'.' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
C.S. Lewis

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

For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
Indian Proverb

What cannot be removed, becomes lighter through patience
Latin Proverb

A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.
Joseph Rickaby

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

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

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

There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe

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