Patience Quotes

Best selected patience quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These patience quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary

Rome was not built in a day. Proverb

Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue. ~Ambrose Bierce

Patience in the present, faith in the future, and joy in the doing. George Perera

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

Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

Like farmers we need to learn that we cannot sow and reap the same day. Anonymous

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

Patience is the key to paradise. Turkish Proverb

Patience is also a form of action. ~Auguste Rodin

You will conquer by patience. Motto

Patience is counting down without blasting off. Anonymous

Those who desire to become rich, desire it at once. Juvenal Decimus Junius

A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once. William Faulkner

Let me look upward into the branches of the flowering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well. Wilferd A. Peterson

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton

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

Of all the things that tax a man's patience, there's nothing to compare with a stuck zipper. Anonymous

Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. ~Michel de Montaigne

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

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time. Voltaire

Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age. Elliot Paul

To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success. Joseph De Maistre

I waited and waited, and when no message came, I knew it must be from you. Ashleigh Brilliant

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing. Epictetus

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

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

Acquire a firm will and the utmost patience. Sri Anandamayi Ma

Patience carries a lot of wait. Anonymous

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world. William Cobbett

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. Joseph Addison

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

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? ~Paul Sweeney

If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big. Hesiod

With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, sad Patience, too near neighbor to despair. Matthew Arnold

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

Patience is passion tamed. Lyman Abbott

Patience is a remedy for every sorrow. Publilius Syrus

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. ~George-Louis de Buffon

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

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

In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. W. B. Prescott

If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer! Jim Carrey

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

A patient man is one who can put up with himself. Anonymous

Inaction may be the biggest form of action. Jerry Brown

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

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience. Anonymous

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi

I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it. Dame Edith Sitwell

Patience and shuffle the cards. Miguel De Cervantes

In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause. Samuel Johnson

Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent. B. C. Forbes

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. Rudyard Kipling

Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the self. Bhagavad Gita

Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. ~Lord Chesterfield

If you are tempted to lose patience with your fellowman; stop and think how patient God has been with you. Anonymous

Be patient. The path of self-discipline that leads to God-realization is not an easy path: obstacles and sufferings are on the path; the latter you must bear, and the former overcome -- all by His help. His help comes only through concentration. Repetition of God's name helps concentration. Swami Ramdas

Dios tarda pero no olvida -- God delays but doesn't forget. Spanish Proverb

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

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

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 - St. Francis De Sales

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. Charlie Chaplin

Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait -- not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble. Plaut

Nature thrives on patience; man on impatience. Paul Boese

Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury. Jean De La Fontaine

The patience of the hunter is always greater than that of the prey. Traditional Saying

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

Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~St. Augustine

All things come to him who waits -- provided he knows what he is waiting for. Woodrow T. Wilson

''Work and wait'', ''work and wait'' is what God says to us in creation. Josiah Gilbert Holland

It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience. Horace Bushnell

An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. Dutch Proverb

Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. William Shakespeare

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open. Arnold H. Glasgow

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

Who can be patient in extremes? William Shakespeare

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

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

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. ~John Quincy Adams

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. Thomas Hardy

Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off. ~Author Unknown

Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not. George Granville

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

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. Barbara Johnson

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

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

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. Francis Bacon

Patience, money and time bring all things to past. Proverb

My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. Henry Wheeler Shaw

All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue. Franz Kafka

Patience will achieve more than force. Edmund Burke

Patience when teased is often transformed into rage. Proverb

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; Hold fast; Hold out. Patience is genius. Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

Beware the fury of a patient man. ~John Dryden

That which in mean men we entitle patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts. William Shakespeare

Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop

Sometimes it helps to know that I just can't do it all. One step at a time is all that's possible -- even when those steps are taken on the run. Anne W. Schaef

Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here. Philip Massinger

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. Epictetus

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