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

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

Patience is the companion of wisdom.  St. Augustine

Patience is better than wisdom: an ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise patience, but few enough can practise it; it is a medicine which is good for all diseases, and therefore every old woman recommends it; but it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it with. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834–1892)

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

Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.  Lord Chesterfield

Patience:  A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.  Ambrose Bierce

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

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.  George-Louis de Buffon

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





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

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

Patience is also a form of action. Auguste Rodin

…like stealing the juice out of tomorrow’s fruit. Terri Guillemets

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

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

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 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

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

I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. Joyce Meyer

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

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. Joyce Meyer

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Half the annoyances of life will disappear if one is only patient under them. Almost all the other half will go the same way if one does not worry over them. Frank A. De Puy

Find patience or it will never find you. Mike Dolan

It is only the long and patient road that leads to anywhere. Muriel Strode (1875–1964)

He who says Patience, says Courage, Endurance, Strength. Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister

Patience is sister to meekness, and humility is its mother. Proverb

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All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas Père

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.  unknown

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

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He that can have Patience, can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

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

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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

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.  Mac McCleary

Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.  Author Unknown

Beware the fury of a patient man.  John Dryden

Tell her to look sharp about sending an answer… if she keeps me waiting long after that letter’s sent, I shall go off pop, like a bottle of ginger-beer; I know I shall—string won’t hold me, nor wire either. Frank Smedley

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

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

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

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

Infinite patience brings immediate results. Wayne Dyer

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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

When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience. You can’t play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that. Burning Spear

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

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

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

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The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile. unknown

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

Patience is passion tamed. Lyman Abbott

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

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead. Bill McGlashen

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

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

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

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

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

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If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. Buddhist Proverb

One minute of patience, ten years of peace. Greek proverb

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

Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Patience is a virtue, Virtue is a grace; Both put together Make a very pretty face. unknown

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My dad said to me, ‘Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in. Simon Cowell

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. Sheri L. Dew

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. Erik Erikson

I was a big Guns N’ Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I’d dress up as Axl and she’d be Slash, and we’d rock out in front of the mirror singing ‘Patience.’ Kirsten Dunst

Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries. Randy Johnson

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

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

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

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. Heraclitus

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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

Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson. Elon Musk

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

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

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

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The very important thing you should have is patience. Jack Ma

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

Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again. David D. Burns

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

Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. CeeLo Green

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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

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. Naomi Wolf

Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming! Anne Hathaway

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

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. Henri Nouwen

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

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

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

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