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quote by Moroccan saying: At the gate of patience there is no crowding. with background image: person cooking on seashore
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At the gate of patience there is no crowding.

--Moroccan saying
quote by The Prophet Muhammad: Patience is the key to contentment. with background image: red rope on three branch
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Patience is the key to contentment.

--The Prophet Muhammad
quote by Yoda (Star Wars): Patience you must have, my young padawan. with background image: man and woman with dog on woods
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Patience you must have, my young padawan.

--Yoda (Star Wars)
quote by Ryunosuke Satoro: Find patience in the breath of life. with background image: flowers
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Find patience in the breath of life.

--Ryunosuke Satoro
quote by Roy Masters: Be patient with your impatience. with background image: photo of brown wood slab
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Be patient with your impatience.

--Roy Masters
quote by Anne Wilson Schaef: Patience is serenity in the face of insanity. with background image: close-up photo of pink flower
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Patience is serenity in the face of insanity.

--Anne Wilson Schaef
quote by Auguste Rodin: Patience is also a form of action. with background image: five silhouette of birds flying on sky
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Patience is also a form of action.

--Auguste Rodin
quote by Cato the Elder: Patience is the greatest of all virtues. with background image: toddler hugging siberian husky
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Patience is the greatest of all virtues.

--Cato the Elder
quote by Edward Counsel: Patience is stronger than force. with background image: closeup photo of green leafed plant
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Patience is stronger than force.

--Edward Counsel
quote by Edward Counsel: The hands of patience never tire. with background image: silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour
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The hands of patience never tire.

--Edward Counsel
quote by Guy Kawasaki: Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. with background image: brown and black tiger near body of water
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Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

--Guy Kawasaki
quote by John Dryden: Beware the fury of a patient man. with background image: low-angle photography of green leaf tree
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Beware the fury of a patient man.

--John Dryden
quote by Jonathan Swift: Drive gently over the stones. with background image: green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime
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Drive gently over the stones.

--Jonathan Swift
quote by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach: He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength. with background image: sunset forest
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He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength.

--Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
quote by Miguel de Cervantes: Patience and shuffle the cards. with background image: toddler hugging siberian husky
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Patience and shuffle the cards.

--Miguel de Cervantes
quote by Plautus: Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. with background image: autumn leaves on body of water
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Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

--Plautus
quote by Robert Greene: Patience in all things is your crucial shield. with background image: sunset with agave stem
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Patience in all things is your crucial shield.

--Robert Greene
quote by Tertullian: Patience is God's nature. with background image: green trees on forest during daytime
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Patience is God's nature.

--Tertullian
quote by Vera Nazarian: Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement. with background image: brown trees under blue sky during daytime
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Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.

--Vera Nazarian
quote by Donald L. Hicks: Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done. with background image: red rope on three branch
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Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.

--Donald L. Hicks
quote by Bernard Barton: Patience wins the race. with background image: green trees on forest during daytime
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Patience wins the race.

--Bernard Barton
quote by Charles Churchill: Patience is sorrow's salve. with background image: man and woman with dog on woods
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Patience is sorrow's salve.

--Charles Churchill
quote by Gail Tsukiyama: Even a snail will eventually reach its destination. with background image: three people paddling in canoe
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Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.

--Gail Tsukiyama
quote by Lyman Abbott: Patience is passion tamed. with background image: green trees on forest during daytime
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Patience is passion tamed.

--Lyman Abbott
quote by Henry George Bohn: Nature, time and patience are three great physicians. with background image: shade under a green-leafed tree
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Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.

--Henry George Bohn
quote by Mayte Garcia: Patience pays off. with background image: Arizona landscape
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Patience pays off.

--Mayte Garcia
quote by Horace: All in good time. with background image: person holding yellow round analog clock
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All in good time.

--Horace
quote by Wayne W. Dyer: Infinite Patience brings Immediate Results. with background image: pink flowers with white background
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Infinite Patience brings Immediate Results.

--Wayne W. Dyer
quote by Gustave Flaubert: Talent is long patience. with background image: Arizona landscape
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Talent is long patience.

--Gustave Flaubert
quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Above all, trust in the slow work of God. with background image: bird at pier
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Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Neal A. Maxwell: Perfect love is perfectly patient. with background image: white and purple flower in macro shot
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Perfect love is perfectly patient.

--Neal A. Maxwell
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes. with background image: green and white bird on black wire during daytime
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Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

quote by Aesop: Slow and Steady wins the race. with background image: flowers
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Slow and Steady wins the race.

--Aesop
quote by Zac Posen: The practice of patience in crafting and process is a virtue that needs to come back. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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The practice of patience in crafting and process is a virtue that needs to come back.

--Zac Posen
quote by A. A. Milne: Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. with background image: yellow and white balloons on orange surface
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Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

--A. A. Milne
quote by Steve Maraboli: Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto. with background image: coconut tree near body of water
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Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto.

--Steve Maraboli
quote by Sinclair Lewis: So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting. with background image: person cooking on seashore
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So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting.

--Sinclair Lewis
quote by Ogwo David Emenike: Knowing trees, I came to realize, understand and appreciate the act of patience. with background image: woman standing on forest
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Knowing trees, I came to realize, understand and appreciate the act of patience.

--Ogwo David Emenike
quote by George Bernard Shaw: Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. with background image: person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees
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Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by Ovid: Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time.

--Ovid
quote by Paulo Coelho: 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. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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
quote by Horace: What may not be altered is made lighter by patience. with background image: close-up photo of pink flower
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What may not be altered is made lighter by patience.

--Horace
quote by Seneca the Younger: The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity. with background image: coconut tree near body of water
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The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity.

--Seneca
quote by Peruvian saying: The continuous drip polishes the stone. with background image: Arizona landscape
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The continuous drip polishes the stone.

--Peruvian saying

quote by John Burroughs: For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. with background image: photo of author John Burroughs with quote

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

--John Burroughs
quote by Seneca the Younger: Time discovers truth. with background image: brown pine trees near mountain covered with fog
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Time discovers truth.

--Seneca
quote by Geoffrey Chaucer: Patience is a conquering virtue. with background image: sunset
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Patience is a conquering virtue.

--Geoffrey Chaucer

Longer Version:

Patience is a conquering virtue. The learned say that, if it not desert you, It vanquishes what force can never reach; Why answer back at every angry speech? No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what, You will be taught it, whether you will or not.


quote by Unknown Author: Bear and forbear. with background image: 2 women standing on brown field during daytime
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Bear and forbear.

--Unknown Author
quote by Isaac Newton: Genius is patience. with background image: sunset
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Genius is patience.

--Isaac Newton
quote by John Heywood: Haste makes waste. with background image: macro photography of green bird on tree branch
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Haste makes waste.

--John Heywood
quote by Greek proverb: One minute of patience, ten years of peace. with background image: green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime
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One minute of patience, ten years of peace.

--Greek proverb
quote by Swahili saying: Haste has no blessing. with background image: flowers
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Haste has no blessing.

--Swahili saying
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: Everything comes if a man will only wait. with background image: snow-covered mountain near lake under blue sky
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Everything comes if a man will only wait.

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Mahatma Gandhi: To lose patience is to lose the battle. with background image: flowers
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To lose patience is to lose the battle.

--Mahatma Gandhi
quote by Epictetus: No great thing is created suddenly. with background image: sunset
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No great thing is created suddenly.

--Epictetus

Longer Version:

No great thing is created suddenly. There must be time. Give your best and always be kind.


quote by Robert Greene: Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience. with background image: photo of author Robert Greene with quote

Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience.

--Robert Greene
quote by Molière: Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. with background image: shade under a green-leafed tree
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Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

--Molière
quote by Chinese Proverb: One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. with background image: Arizona landscape
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One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.

--Chinese Proverb
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Patience and fortitude conquer all things. with background image: four wooden boat on teal sea
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Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Rainer Maria Rilke: Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. with background image: green leafed plants on forest
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Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

--Rainer Maria Rilke
quote by Gustave Flaubert: Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. with background image: silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
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Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.

--Gustave Flaubert
quote by Publius Vergilius Maro: Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. with background image: green forest during daytime
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Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.

--Virgil
quote by Thomas Huxley: Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. with background image: grassland landscape
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Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.

--Thomas Huxley
quote by Thomas Carlyle: Endurance is patience concentrated. with background image: bonfire on focus photography
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Endurance is patience concentrated.

--Thomas Carlyle
quote by Thomas Aquinas: 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. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

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
quote by Tertullian: Hope is patience with the lamp lit. with background image: low angle photography of green and brown tree
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Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

--Tertullian
quote by Solomon ibn Gabirol: The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. with background image: forest near mountain alps
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The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

--Solomon Ibn Gabirol
quote by Sivananda Saraswati: There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. with background image: photo of author Sivananda Saraswati with quote

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.

--Sivananda Saraswati
quote by Soren Kierkegaard: Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. with background image: brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

--Soren Kierkegaard
quote by Soren Kierkegaard: Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. with background image: water droplets on green leaf
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Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.

--Soren Kierkegaard

quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. with background image: green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime
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Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Ovid: Bear patiently with a rival. with background image: green trees on forest during daytime
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Bear patiently with a rival.

--Ovid
quote by Publilius Syrus: Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. with background image: person holding pencil near laptop computer
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Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

--Publilius Syrus
quote by Peter Marshall: Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. with background image: gray elephant
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Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.

--Peter Marshall
quote by Phillips Brooks: Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. with background image: green and white abstract painting
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Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

--Phillips Brooks

quote by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni: I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. with background image: photo of author Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni with quote

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

--Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
quote by Larry Hagman: There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them. with background image: silhouette photo of aurora borealis
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There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.

--Larry Hagman
quote by Luc de Clapiers: Patience is the art of hoping. with background image: green trees beside lake during daytime
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Patience is the art of hoping.

--Luc de Clapiers
quote by Laozi (Lao-Tzu): I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. with background image: pink and blue painted wall
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I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
quote by John Florio: Patience is the best medicine. with background image: grassland
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Patience is the best medicine.

--John Florio
quote by John Major: The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare. with background image: foggy mountains
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The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.

--John Major
quote by Julius Caesar: It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. with background image: closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
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It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

--Julius Caesar
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. with background image: woman holding Pug puppy
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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean de La Fontaine: Patience and time do more than strength or passion. with background image: green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

--Jean de La Fontaine

quote by James Russell Lowell: Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts. with background image: brown butterfly perched on flower
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Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

--James Russell Lowell
quote by Jack Ma: The very important thing you should have is patience. with background image: pink flowers with white background
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The very important thing you should have is patience.

--Jack Ma
quote by Isaac Newton: If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. with background image: white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime
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If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.

--Isaac Newton
quote by Henri J. M. Nouwen: To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. with background image: woman holding brown umbrella
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To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.

--Henri J. M. Nouwen
quote by George MacDonald: The principle part of faith is patience. with background image: green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime
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The principle part of faith is patience.

--George MacDonald
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. with background image: person holding yellow petaled flower
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Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Evelyn Underhill: Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. with background image: brown and black leaf in close up photography
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Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

--Evelyn Underhill
quote by Erik Erikson: The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. with background image: forest trees photograph
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The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.

--Erik Erikson
quote by Edmund Burke: Our patience will achieve more than our force. with background image: bare tree on mountain during sunset
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Our patience will achieve more than our force.

--Edmund Burke
quote by David Duchovny: I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it. with background image: yellow flower
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I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it.

--David Duchovny
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