QUOTES about PATIENCE

I am extremely patient, and have a high tolerance for frustration. Tristan Merle 

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 be powerless to vex your mind. Leonardo da Vinci

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

The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller

Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. Moliere

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

Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin. Sa’Di

Patience is bitter but its results are sweet. Anon

Patience is the art of hoping. Vauvenargues

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself. Baltasar Gracian

All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. Thomas Fuller

The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened with convictions. Alexander Chase

Tolerance is just a makeshift, suitable for an overcrowded and overheated planet. It carries on when love gives out, and love generally gives out as soon as we move away from our home and our friends. E. M. Foster

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

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. William Penn

Patience is a virtue; possess it if you can; found sometimes in a woman, but never in a man. R Tyrone 

Elephants suffer from too much patience. Their exhibitions of it may seem superb, such power and restraint combined are noble; a quality carried to excess defeats itself. Clarence Day 

If we are deprived of hope as well as fear, we are compensated by being given an almost endless patience for enduring or simply for waiting. Joseph Wood Krutch

There is nothing so bitter that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it. Seneca

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

People are too durable, that’s their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long. Bertolt Brecht

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

Anecdote: I have often found myself puzzled as to whether patience, in its true meaning, exists. If so, does it mean suffering with good grace or enduring misery without complaint? If either or both of these are the test, I fail, not only with no guilt, but with a deep sense of freedom. Quote by Brendan Dale

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. Frank Moore Colby 

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves; we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. Eric Hoffer

The doctrine of necessity or destiny is the doctrine of toleration. Emerson

Perseverance is more prevailing than forcefulness, and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little. Plutarch 

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

You tread upon my patience. William Shakespeare

There’s no music in rest, but there’s the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too. John Ruskin

Nothing is so full of victory as patience. Unknown

Life is being on the wire; everything else is just waiting. Karl Wallenda

Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. Aristotle

Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. Dee W. Hock

It is easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient. George Eliot

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

Patience is the best medicine. John Florio

If people waited until everything was ready, nothing would happen. Life isn't a menu; you can’t order courses when you're ready for them. Quote source: Cleo: How a small Black Cat healed a Family by Helen Baum

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Titus 

Patience will come to he who waits for it. Anon

It is easy for a man in health to preach patience to the sick. Thomas Fuller

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

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. Longfellow

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

To wait is merely to consider the clouds for a while. Source: Cleo: How a small black cat helped to heal a family by Helen Baum

There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time. Lord Chesterfield

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. Santayana

It not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking at it that one overcomes it; but, rather, often by working on the one next to it. Andre Gide

Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. Marianne Moore

Silence can be an antidote to tedious conversation. Blair Gooch

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

DEFINITION and MEANING
Patience can be viewed as the ability to endure frustration with a degree of grace and tolerance.  This trait is difficult both to acquire and retain.  The struggle proves especially true in our time, dubbed “the microwave society”.  Such words as “wait” and/or “delay” are perceived as grounds to grouse beyond aggravation into a sense of absolute deprivation and the right to feel sorely aggrieved... 


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