Patience Quotes


Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
– Phillip Brooks
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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
– John Quincy Adams
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Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
– Saadi
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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
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To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
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Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
– Sir Francis Bacon
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A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.
– Stanley Baldwin
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Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
– Ambrose Bierce
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Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
– Ambrose Bierce
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When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
– Jim Bishop
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Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
– Hal Borland
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I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here.
– Paul Bremer
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As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future.
– Thomas Edward Brown
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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
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Our patience will achieve more than our force.
– Edmund Burke
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Genius is eternal patience.
– Michelangelo
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It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
– Julius Caesar
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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
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Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
– Lord Chesterfield
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It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form.
– Hart Crane
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