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The 50 Best Quotes About Patience

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We’ve all heard it: Patience is a virtue. And the truth is, we couldn’t agree more.

Patience makes life, learning, relationships, and just about everything that much better (and easier).

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

Patience is also a form of action. Auguste Rodin

All In Good Time

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

Great things happen a little at a time. Mark Black

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. Unknown

I beg you, to 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, Letters to a Young Poet

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

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

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

Do Yourself A Favor

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

Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention. Paulo Coelho

Patience is passion tamed. Lyman Abbott

This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time. Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

There’s no advantage to hurrying through life. Shikamaru Nara

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. Maya Angelou

Patience is the companion of wisdom. St. Augustine

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A.A. Milne

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

Infinite patience brings immediate results. Wayne Dyer

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. Paulo Coelho

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Bertrand Russell

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

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

She Was Always Waiting

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

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

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

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

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

What you seek is seeking you. Rumi

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. Ovid

Don’t get discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Unknown

Trust the timing of your life. Unknown

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

Never give up. Great things take time. Unknown

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

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

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

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Molière

‎Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion. Buddha

In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange. Nietzsche

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. Corrie ten Boom

If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much. Hesiod

Paper has more patience than people. Anne Frank

Be patient and tough. Some day this pain will be useful to you. Ovid

Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

All’s well in the end, if only you’ve the patience to wait. Francois Rabelais

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