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At the gate of patience there is no crowding.

--Moroccan saying

Patience is the key to contentment.

--The Prophet Muhammad

Patience you must have, my young padawan.

--Yoda (Star Wars)

Find patience in the breath of life.

--Ryunosuke Satoro

Be patient with your impatience.

--Roy Masters

Patience is serenity in the face of insanity.

--Anne Wilson Schaef

Patience is also a form of action.

--Auguste Rodin

Patience is the greatest of all virtues.

--Cato the Elder

Patience is stronger than force.

--Edward Counsel

The hands of patience never tire.

--Edward Counsel

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

--Guy Kawasaki

Beware the fury of a patient man.

--John Dryden

Drive gently over the stones.

--Jonathan Swift

He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength.

--Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Patience and shuffle the cards.

--Miguel de Cervantes

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.


Patience in all things is your crucial shield.

--Robert Greene

Patience is God's nature.


Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.

--Vera Nazarian

Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.

--Donald L. Hicks

Patience wins the race.

--Bernard Barton

Patience is sorrow's salve.

--Charles Churchill

Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.

--Gail Tsukiyama

Patience is passion tamed.

--Lyman Abbott

Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.

--Henry George Bohn

Patience pays off.

--Mayte Garcia

All in good time.


Infinite Patience brings Immediate Results.

--Wayne W. Dyer

Talent is long patience.

--Gustave Flaubert

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

--Benjamin Franklin

Perfect love is perfectly patient.

--Neal A. Maxwell

Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Slow and Steady wins the race.


The practice of patience in crafting and process is a virtue that needs to come back.

--Zac Posen

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

--A.A. Milne

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

So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting.

--Sinclair Lewis

Knowing trees, I came to realize, understand and appreciate the act of patience.

--Ogwo David Emenike

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

--George Bernard Shaw

Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time.


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

What may not be altered is made lighter by patience.


The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity.


The continuous drip polishes the stone.

--Peruvian saying

Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle.

--Yugoslavian saying

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

Time discovers truth.


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.

Bear and forbear.

--Unknown Author

Genius is patience.

--Isaac Newton

Haste makes waste.

--John Heywood

One minute of patience, ten years of peace.

--Greek proverb

Haste has no blessing.

--Swahili saying

Everything comes if a man will only wait.

--Benjamin Disraeli

To lose patience is to lose the battle.

--Mahatma Gandhi

No great thing is created suddenly.


Longer Version:

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

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

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.


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

--Chinese Proverb

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

--Rainer Maria Rilke

Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.

--Gustave Flaubert

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.


Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.

--Thomas Huxley

Endurance is patience concentrated.

--Thomas Carlyle

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

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.


The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

--Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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

--Sivananda Saraswati

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

--Soren Kierkegaard

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

--Soren Kierkegaard

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

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bear patiently with a rival.


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

--Publilius Syrus

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.

--Peter Marshall

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

--Phillips Brooks

Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.

--Lord Chesterfield

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


There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.

--Larry Hagman

Patience is the art of hoping.

--Luc de Clapiers

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

--Lao Tzu

Patience is the best medicine.

--John Florio

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

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

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

--Jean de La Fontaine

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.

--Jean de la Bruyere

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

--James Russell Lowell

The very important thing you should have is patience.

--Jack Ma

If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.

--Isaac Newton

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.

--Henri J.M. Nouwen

The principle part of faith is patience.

--George MacDonald

Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

--Sir Francis Bacon

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

--Evelyn Underhill

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

--Erik Erikson

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

--Edmund Burke

I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it.

--David Duchovny
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