Patience Quotes

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
– Hal Borland

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

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

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

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
– Saadi
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
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
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
– Sir Francis Bacon
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
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
– Ambrose Bierce
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
– Ambrose Bierce
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
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
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
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
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
– Edmund Burke
Genius is eternal patience.
– Michelangelo
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
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
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
– Lord Chesterfield
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
Beware the fury of a patient man.
– John Dryden
Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.
– Eknath Easwaran
Abused patience turns to fury.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
– Solomon Ibn Gabirol
He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.
– William Golding
Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?
– Andrew Greeley
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
– Arnold H. Glasow
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
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
– Thomas Hardy
That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.
– Ray Harryhausen
Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.
– Bret Harte
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
– Heraclitus
I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory.
– Anthony Hamilton
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
– Frank McKinney Hubbard
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
– Daisaku Ikeda
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
– Barbara Johnson
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
– Soren Kierkegaard
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
– Rudyard Kipling
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
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 Mandeville
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
– Ralph Marston
Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
– Philip Massinger
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
– Sir Isaac Newton
If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything.
– Ilie Nastase
Bear patiently with a rival.
– Ovid
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
– William Penn
Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
– Elliot Paul
I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience.
– Tyrone Power
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
– Muammar Qadhafi
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
– Francis Quarles
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau
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
Hope is patience with the lamp lit.
– Tertullian
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
– Chuck Tanner
Patience is the art of hoping.
– Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues
Humility is attentive patience.
– Simone Weil
My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker.
– Robert Wise
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
– George Jackson
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
– Helen Keller
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
– Stanislaw J. Lec
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
– Edith Sitwell
Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear.
– Peter Stuyvesant
You know, writing is really difficult, and it takes a real patience and a skill. I don't know if I have that. I admire it in others, so much, and I envy it.
– Adam Scott
You know, I lose patience really easily I'd rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody's business.
– Gail Simmons
You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge.
– Judith Light
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
– Herman Hesse
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
When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.
– Beverly Cleary
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep.
– Leon Jouhaux
Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.
– Cee Lo Green
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
– Wilkie Collins
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
– Cesar Chavez
There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.
– Larry Hagman
The very important thing you should have is patience.
– Jack Ma
The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.
– Tokugawa Ieyasu
The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
– Charles Stanley
The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.
– Tom Lantos
The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
– John Major
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.
– Elizabeth Edwards
Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience.
– Lexa Doig
Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience.
– Damian Lewis
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
– Peter Marshall
Speaking from my experience as a person involved for a long time in building the European Union, it is important to have patience and efforts to build a community of nations.
– Giorgio Napolitano
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
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
So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out.
– Martin Yan
So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience. That's why patients are called patients I think - patience is required.
– Bowie Kuhn
Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.
– Matthew Arnold
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
– Thomas Perry
People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
– Ernie Banks
Patience is the best medicine.
– John Florio
Patience means restraining one's inclinations.
– Tokugawa Ieyasu
Patience was not my strong point.
– Lauren Bacall
Patience was not something that came naturally to me, but in cooking it is the quintessential skill.
– Gail Simmons
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
– Thomas Huxley
Patience has never been my strong suit.
– Michael Chiklis
Patience is passion tamed.
– Lyman Abbott