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Patience quotes and quotations

Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Cato the Elder

They also serve who only stand and wait.
John Milton

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

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

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

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

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
Dutch Proverb

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

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
Franz Kafka

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

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

The fates have given mankind a patient soul.

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

Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.
St. Francis de Sales

There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience and tears.
C. S. Robinson

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

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
Saint Francis de Sales

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

Patience, n. -- A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Ambrose Bierce

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

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

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

With strength and patience all his grievous loads are borne, And from the world's rose-bed he only asks a thorn.
William R. Alger

The Lord is good unto them who wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

I worked with patience which means almost power.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Rule by patience, Laughing Water!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

But there are times when patience proves at fault.
Robert Browning

There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Edmund Burke

Patience and shuffle the cards.

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

And I must bear What is ordained with patience, being aware Necessity doth front the universe With an invincible gesture.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification; time takes away as much as it gives.
Marquise De Sévigné

Jesus' Fig Tree He did belittle you.. but soon he'll bebig you.. and in the spring with blooms he will wig you.. in summer he'll summon a jade garb to resprig you.. and in the fall on patient twigs with fresh fruit he'll refig you.
Saiom Shriver

Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Ambrose Bierce

Thus with hir fader for a certeyn space Dwelleth this flour of wyfly pacience, That neither by hir wordes ne his face Biforn the fold, ne eek in her absence, Ne shewed she that hir was doon offence.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Patience is sorrow's salve.
Charles Churchill

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
W. H. Auden

Acquaintance without patience is like a candle with no light.
Iranian Proverb

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

Everything comes to him who waits.

Consider the hour-glass; there is nothing to be accomplished by rattling or shaking; you have to wait patiently until the sand, grain by grain, has run from one funnel into the other.
John Christian Morgenstern

For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
Indian Proverb

His patient soul endures what Heav'n ordains, But neither feels nor fears ideal pains.
George Crabbe

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Benjamin Disraeli

But the waiting time, my brothers, Is the hardest time of all.
Sarah Doudney

The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth patience.
George Herbert

It is hard! But what can not be removed, becomes lighter through patience.

For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill.
Samuel Johnson

By time and toil we sever What strength and rage could never.
Jean de la Fontaine

Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke

Beware the fury of a patient man.
John Dryden

Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
George Herbert

Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.
Chinese Proverb

Or arm th' obdured breast With stubborn patience as with triple steel.
John Milton

Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Every one ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.

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

All things come round to him who will but wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury.
Jean de la Fontaine

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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