ᐅPatience Quotes on Life, Love, Relationship and Success

"A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience." ~ William Shakespeare

"To toughen up, is to calm down." ~ Doug Melvin

"The mental disease of the present generation is impatience of study, contempt of the great masters of ancient wisdom, and a disposition to rely wholly upon unassisted genius and natural sagacity." ~ Samuel Johnson

"Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity." ~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

"There was a patient look on the old man's face, as if the world were a great mistake and he had nobody with whom to speak his own language or find companionship." ~ Sarah Orne Jewett

"Don't throw the ball before you have it." ~ Vern Law

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow." ~ David Hobson

"Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the time, and not be discouraged at the rests. If we say sadly to ourselves, "There is no music in a rest," let us not forget " there is the making of music in it." The making of music is often a slow and painful process in this life. How patiently God works to teach us! How long He waits for us to learn the lesson!" ~ John Ruskin

"Therefore, let us be patient, patient; and let God our Father teach His own lesson, His own way. Let us try to learn it well and quickly; but do not let us fancy that He will ring the school-bell, and send us to play before our lesson is learnt." ~ Charles Kingsley

"Christ commands you to take up His cross and follow Him, not that He may humble you, or lay some penance upon you, but that you may surrender the low self-will and the feeble pride of your sin, and ascend into the sublime patience of heavenly charity." ~ Horace Bushnell

"A true Christian man is distinguished from other men, not so much by his beneficent works, as by his patience." ~ Horace Bushnell

"In your patience ye are strong." ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the grinding." ~ William Shakespeare

"We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it. Abraham Lincoln, White House speech 11 April 1865. Or arm th' obdured breast With stubborn patience as with triple steel." ~ John Milton

"The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned." ~ Fred Brooks

"Endurance is the free companion of Sorrow, and Patience her master." ~ H. P. Blavatsky

"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does." ~ Margaret Atwood

"There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them." ~ Philibert Joseph Roux

"Only so much can be borne from men, so much from gods" ~ Janet Morris

""Learn what can, and cannot, be asked from destiny."" ~ Janet Morris

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

"Freindshipp is beyond all relations of flesh and blood, because it is less materiall." ~ John Evelyn

"Those who desire to become rich, desire it at once." ~ Juvenal

"The best mirror is an old friend." ~ George Herbert

"What happens if I do nothing?" ~ Robert Breault

"There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures." ~ J. G. Holland

"Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world." ~ Laozi

"Learn to see - accustoming the eye to calm, to patience, to letting-things-come-to-it; learning to defer judgment, to encircle and encompass the question on all sides." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"Work and wait, work and wait is what God says to us in creation." ~ J. G. Holland

"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request. It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world." ~ William Cobbett

"The work that God does in us when we wait is usually more important than the thing for which we wait!" ~ Erwin W. Lutzer

"Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge." ~ Judith Light

"Patience et longueur de temps Font plus que force ni que rage. Patience and longevity Are worth more than force and rage." ~ Jean de La Fontaine

"The trouble with poverty, as an issue, is that it has basically exhausted the patience of the general public." ~ Paul Krugman

"Because you don't learn anything unless you can find the patience to read. TV takes that away from you. It robs you from your mind." ~ Markus Zusak

"All good things come to those who wait." ~ Paullina Simons

"Learn a little patience. You never know what might be around the corner." ~ Chris d'Lacey

"There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam." ~ John Updike

"It almost seems as though this roiling world is conspiring to test our patience at every turn. In fact, it is. With this in mind, we would be wise to look on our imperfect environment as a teacher rather than an antagonist. It constantly shows us that we need to be patient on an ongoing basis, not just every now and then, if we´re going to realize true inner peace, happiness, and fulfillment." ~ Surya Das

"Beware the fury of a patient man." ~ John Dryden

"Kindness and courage can repair time's faults, And serving him breeds patience and courtesy In us, light sojourners and passing subjects." ~ Edwin Muir

"The little that is completed, vanishes from the sight of one who looks forward to what is still to do." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"But pain is perfect misery, the worst Of evils, and excessive, overturns All patience." ~ John Milton

"This having learnt, thou hast attained the sum Of wisdom; hope no higher, though all the stars Thou knew'st by name, and all th'ethereal powers, All secrets of the deep, all nature's works, Or works of God in heav'n, air, earth, or sea, And all the riches of this world enjoy'dst, And all the rule, one empire; onlyadd Deeds to thy knowledge answerable, add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance, add love, By name to come called charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far." ~ John Milton

"Before us lay a painful road, And guidance have I sought in duteous love From Wisdom's heavenly Father. Hence hath flowed Patience, with trust that, whatsoe'er the way Each takes in this high matter, all may move Cheered with the prospect of a brighter day." ~ William Wordsworth

"Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience." ~ Lexa Doig

"Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot." ~ Elihu Root

"One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb." ~ Carl Hiaasen

"My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come." ~ Vanessa Paradis

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer." ~ Harriet Tubman

"I've said my patience is not infinite." ~ Darrell Issa

"I'm terrible with patience." ~ Katherine Heigl

"I think I have more patience now than I did in the past." ~ T. Boone Pickens

"Perfect love is perfectly patient." ~ Neal A. Maxwell

"A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn." ~ David Wilkerson

"Patience is passion tamed." ~ Lyman Abbott

"If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything." ~ Ilie Nastase

"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace." ~ Andre Gide

"It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art." ~ Pauline Kael

"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"If, through the years, the Cross in the life of the believer had been adhered to as strenuously as the Cross for salvation, the Church would not today be so plagued with modernistic infidelity." ~ L. E. Maxwell

"And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we're all sweating it - when we're worried that the bill won't pass, and it seems like all is lost - Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward... with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace." ~ Michelle Obama

"we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers" ~ Carl Sagan

"Patience has never been my strong suit." ~ Michael Chiklis

"Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding." ~ Agnes Repplier

"Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates." ~ Bill Brandt

"I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves." ~ Major Taylor

"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress." ~ Margaret Atwood

"Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk." ~ Thomas Carlyle

"Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you're going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries." ~ Randy Johnson

"The Colombians are good-tempered people. They are used to waiting for buses that are late, used to riding buses and trains that do not arrive." ~ Paul Theroux

"My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop." ~ Paul Gleason

"All things come to him who waits" ~ Woodrow Wilson

"By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

"Because I'm the author of my screenplays I know what I'm looking for. It's true that I can be stubborn in demanding that I get what I want, but it's also a question of working with patience and love." ~ Michael Haneke

"Good things come to those who wait." ~ Jess C Scott

"When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn't mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights." ~ Ismail Haniyeh

"The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies." ~ Criss Jami

"I believe in evolution in the sense that a short-tempered man is the successor of a crybaby." ~ Criss Jami

"Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane." ~ Criss Jami

"The very important thing you should have is patience." ~ Jack Ma

"With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin." ~ Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness." ~ Carl Jung

"Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent." ~ Ralph Fiennes

"Be patient, my friends; time rolls rapidly away; our longing has its end. The hour will strike, who knows how soon?- when the maternal lap of everlasting Love shall be opened to us, and the full peace of God breathe around us from the palmy summits of Eden." ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher

"The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live." ~ Bernard de Mandeville

"Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? In heaven's name,Catiline, how long will you abuse ourpatience?" ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world. She was the book thief without the words. Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain." ~ Markus Zusak

"Talent is long patience." ~ Gustave Flaubert

"Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked." ~ Abdus Salam

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there." ~ Josh Billings

"Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time." ~ Neil Gaiman

"Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection." ~ Rabindranath Tagore

"Always remember that your humanity is what will touch the people of the world." ~ Ann M. Fudge

"Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior." ~ Charles Sturt

"However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship." ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does." ~ Margaret Atwood

"There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue. It was long ago." ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy." ~ Albert Einstein

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore." ~ Andre Gide

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In business, three things are necessary: knowledge, temper, and time." ~ Owen Feltham

"Patience is the essence of clicking great Photographs!!" ~ Abhijeet Sawant

"It's amazing. My kids have grown me in ways I never knew possible. The patience I've received and the love I get from them is just amazing." ~ Candace Cameron

"While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory." ~ Dweezil Zappa

"Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"I'm not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I've known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they'd become jealous of the time I devote to my career." ~ Milla Jovovich

"It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad." ~ Julie Bowen

"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success." ~ Doug Larson

"Patience was not my strong point." ~ Lauren Bacall

"Nature, time and patience are three great physicians." ~ Henry George Bohn

"To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do." ~ Hermann Hesse