Sunday, 22 September 2013


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

A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. - Henri J.M. Nouwen

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

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

An invulnerable armour is patience. - Gautama Buddha

An over-taxed patience gives way to fierce anger. - Publilius Syrus

At the gate of patience there is no crowding.- Moroccan Proverb

Beware the fury of a patient man. - John Dryden

Consider, that Patience is necessary to alleviate and lighten the afflictions we suffer. The same burden shall not, by this means, have the same weight in it. There is a certain skill in taking up our load upon us, to make it sit handsome and easy: Whereas, others that take it up untowardly, find it most cumbersome and oppressive. - Ezekiel Hopkins

Do not let bad omens overcome you; be patient and they will pass. - Unknown

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

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

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. - Saint Francis De Sales

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. - Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

He who endures with patience is a conqueror. - Latin Proverb

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

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

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its own unhurried pace. - Brian L. Weiss

It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you. - Charlotte Bronte

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

It's easy to find reasons why other folks should be patient. - George Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patience does not mean you do not do things fast; it means you are in control of yourself when things cannot be done to your speed. - Unknown

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. - William Penn

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

Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers. - Jarod Kintz

Patience has tender feet. - Austin O’Malley

Patience helps us to view imperfections in others more generously to the end that we may learn to be more wise than they have been. - Neal Maxwell

Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. - Unknown

Patience is a plaster for all sores. - Persian Proverb

Patience is a remedy for every sorrow. - Publilius Syrus

Patience is a virile virtue; it does not mean lying down under affliction, but standing up under it and marching on. - Walter Lowrie

Patience is also a form of action. - Auguste Rodin

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. - Aristotle

Patience is concentrated strength. - Unknown

Patience is cultivated in the storms of your own heart and mind. - Christina Feldman

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. - Mary Jane Ryan

Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. - Unknown

Patience is passion tamed. - Lyman Abbott

Patience is the ability to put up with people you’d like to put down. - Unknown

Patience is the beginning of the building of every human endeavour, for patience activates the creative forces within. And the creative forces go about their work of opening the inner eyes, and moulding and shaping what the inner eyes see. And then, what was once a fragment of an idea stands before us, whole and complete. - Unknown

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

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. - David G Allen

Patience is the companion of wisdom. - Saint Augustine  

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

Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal. - Unknown

Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing! - Neal Maxwell

Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it. - James T. O'Brien

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

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

The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another’s defects, and the bearing of one another’s burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society. - Lawrence G. Lovasik

The real secret of patience is to find something else to do in the meantime. - Unknown

Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. - William Shakespeare

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