Patience Quotes

Most popular patience quotes

It's waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can't stand to wait.


Almost all good businesses engage in 'pain today, gain tomorrow' activities.

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Patience is a high virtue.
Patience is passion tamed.
Be patient. No matter what.
Patience is the art of hoping.


Patience means self-suffering.
The greatest prayer is patience.


Possess your soul with patience.
He who is impatient waits twice.
Patience caught the nimble hare.
— Greek proverb

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Beware the fury of a patient man.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.


Careful patience is the fastest way!
Ye have heard of the patience of Job.
— The Bible—James 5:11


Patience is an integral part of talent.


To lose patience is to lose the battle.
You can't have genius without patience.


He that has patience may compass anything.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet!
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.
A man without patience is a lamp without oil.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Every misfortune is to be subdued by patience.


Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.


He that can have patience can have what he will.
Patience makes lighter
What sorrow may not heal.
I worked with patience which means almost power.
Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.
Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk gown.
— Chinese proverb

Chinese proverbs proverbs

To know how to wait is the great secret to success.
Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod.
There is a point when patience ceases to be a virtue.
Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself.
Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue.


Evolution cannot be brought about by the use of dynamite.
Patience! The windmill never strays in search of the wind.
Patience, when too often outraged, is converted to madness.
Impatience can be a virtue, if you practice it on yourself.
In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.
It's easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient.
There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.

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Patience, n.  A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Patience is sorrow's salve; what can't be cur'd,
...must be endur'd.
Patience is the ability to put up with people you'd like to put down.
Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
— The Bible—Romans 12–12


One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.


Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
The real secret of patience is to find something else to do in the meantime.
— Dell Pencil Puzzles and Word Games
Only with winter-patience can we bring
The deep-desired, long-awaited spring.
Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it.
How poor are they that have not patience!  What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
— Chinese proverb

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Patience is not about waiting, but how we act when things take longer than we expect.
Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.

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

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Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can.
Seldom found in woman, never found in man.

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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
Patience lives in the gap between our experience of an event and our response to that experience.
Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
— The Bible—Galatians 5:22–23


As the years go on a sense of deep patience comes over one; one seems to know the virtue of ripeness, and the danger of rushing events.
No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?


Blessings may appear under the shape of pains, losses, and disappointments; but let him have patience, and he will see them in their proper figures.

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Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself.  I mean, do not be disturbed because of your imperfections, and always rise up bravely from a fall.
Put up in a place
where it's easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
T. T. T.
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb,
it's well to remember that
Things Take Time.
You have passed through the two hardest tests on the spiritual road: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what you encounter.
Many are the sayings of the wise
In ancient and in modern books enrolled,
Extolling patience as the truest fortitude;And to the bearing well of all calamities,
All chances incident to man's frail life.