Patience is hard to have, however this is an essential virtue to get better. Our collection of patience quotes from famous people across the world will help you to gain that wisdom.
Having patience means you can remain calm, even when you’ve been waiting forever or dealing with something painstakingly slow or trying to teach someone how to do something and they just don’t get it.
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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
Patience persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
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.
Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.
Abused patience turns to fury.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort a little more patience would have achieved success.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
Have patience with all things But first of all with yourself.
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Genius is eternal patience.
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.
I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Patience is necessary and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg not by smashing it.
Patience n. A minor form of dispair disguised as a virtue.
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.
Patience has its limits. Take it too far and it’s cowardice.
Humility is attentive patience.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
As for goals I don’t set myself those anymore. I’m not one of these ‘I must have achieved this and that by next year’ kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.
All commend patience but none can endure to suffer.
Patience and Diligence like faith remove mountains.
Patience is the art of hoping.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
Patience is the support of weakness impatience the ruin of strength.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
If I have done the public any service it is due to my patient thought.
All men commend patience although few are willing to practice it.
If you would know strength and patience welcome the company of trees.
Fortune knocks but once but misfortune has much more patience.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Patience is the most necessary quality for business many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
God gives me the children’s ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It’s awesome. I don’t know where He’s gonna take it – but God is building this thing.
Hope is patience with the lamp lit.
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.
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.
He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.
Patience that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.
Patience the beggar’s virtue shall find no harbor here.
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.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
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.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
If patience is worth anything it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity patience compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
No I will be the pattern of all patience I will say nothing.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task go to sleep in peace.
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.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
It is strange that the years teach us patience that the shorter our time the greater our capacity for waiting.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
I learned patience perseverance and dedication. Now I really know myself and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.
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.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
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.
When traveling with someone take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
We have no patience with other people’s vanity because it is offensive to our own.
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.
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.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust.
Endurance is the crowning quality And patience all the passion of great hearts.
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
Knowing trees I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass I can appreciate persistence.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience for novelty or for nostalgia but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
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.
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing patience and wisdom.
I’d like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I’ve tried to meditate but it’s really hard for me to stay still. I’d like to try to force myself to do it because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you but I can’t shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.
I have not the smarts or patience for political office.
As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Patience has its limits take it too far and it’s cowardice.
With love and patience nothing is impossible.
When I was 20 I thought I was 30 – but I was so far from it. When you’re young you want everything to happen now. As you mature you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have for instance.
Teach us O Lord the disciplines of patience for to wait is often harder than to work.
I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared that I who am not patient am patient.
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience decency politeness and courtesy.
I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it’s not a Grateful Dead project it’s a Me project.
The principle part of faith is patience.
Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
Find patience in the breath of life.
The greatest power is often simple patience.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes packaged cake mixes frozen dinners and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Gardeners are good at nurturing and they have a great quality of patience they’re tender. They have to be persistent.
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.
I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it.
Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.
There is no harm in patience and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God and your sorrow will be lessened.
There is no substitute for hard work 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting.
I’m terrible with patience.
If I could have one prayer answered I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down.
A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age I don’t have the patience to learn.
It’s a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad.
A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it’s tougher for the younger networks so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?
I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration patience anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.
Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent perseverance patience but without luck you will not have a successful career.
My mum told me to have patience. It’s about realising that when things aren’t going the way you want them to or you don’t have inspiration it will come.
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.
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.
I believe there’s too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television.
Temperamentally I’m not a natural producer because I don’t have the patience.
You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you’re an entrepreneur and go into the family business you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness sympathy and patience.
We are telling the American people to have patience courage resolve and determination.
I think I have more patience now than I did in the past.
Because I’m the author of my screenplays I know what I’m looking for. It’s true that I can be stubborn in demanding that I get what I want but it’s also a question of working with patience and love.
Patience was not my strong point.
Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience.
One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb.
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.
I haven’t been given many things but I’ve been given ample limitless patience.
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?
Patience was not something that came naturally to me but in cooking it is the quintessential skill.
Patience is the secret to good food.
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.
You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge.
God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience experience hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
No you’re not allowed to be bossy when you’re married. You have to learn compromise and compassion and patience.
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.
I’ve worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being ‘normal’ has been so important to me.
Honestly I didn’t have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense but I always liked the kind of big questions.
In this day and age you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business.
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.
Give your dog or cat respect patience understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.
In movies there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It’s a quiet difficult undertaking requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us.
I have no patience at all.
Writing is good thinking is better. Cleverness is good patience is better.
The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.
And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy.
When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary I didn’t mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights.
I don’t have a lot of patience for boring arthouse movies.
We had great faith that with patience understanding and education that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.
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.
My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I’ve been doing this for twelve years.
Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication this joined with patience and kindness will seldom fail with the natives of the interior.
Sad Patience too near neighbour to despair.
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.
Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?
I’ve said my patience is not infinite.
My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services more than anyone they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out.
While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.
I think God’s really blessed me with patience. I’m good with a lot of things going on at once.
Patience is passion tamed.
I’m not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I’ve known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success to the point that they’d become jealous of the time I devote to my career.
I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them – their patience their warmth their dedication.
Everything is out there if you know how to find it and have the patience. I don’t and haven’t but that’s my problem.
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience hard work chastity and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice and with patience courage fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
Americans have less and less patience for the intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years.
I’ve always been a person with patience and I don’t like to force things.
It seems likely that many of the young who don’t wait for others to call them artists but simply announce that they are don’t have the patience to make art.
Patience means restraining one’s inclinations.
The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.
I wish I was a shredder that could play everything but I don’t have the patience.
There’s not a lot of room anymore for what I call ‘made-up’ drama. The drama comes from real places now – marriage takes work and focus the kid stuff takes patience and commitment. And if you don’t grow as people and as a couple within all of that then you’ve got some real drama.
Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
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.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
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.
My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She’s made this experience much less miserable for me with her compassion patience and understanding.
Patience has never been my strong suit.
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me but patience and persistence have paid off.
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.
To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately you rarely hear a patient careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days.
I’ve learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business.
I haven’t got a lot of patience.
It’s amazing. My kids have grown me in ways I never knew possible. The patience I’ve received and the love I get from them is just amazing.
Anyhow a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss else one’s patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days.
Patience is sorrow’s salve.
Beauty unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth does not require dedication patience and hard work to pay off. But it’s also the only gift that does not keep on giving.
My three Ps: passion patience perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.
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.
I think there’s not much patience for organized labour period public or private sector.
That’s why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.
Patience is the best medicine.
He preacheth patience that never knew pain.
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.
I will exercise patience and will provide all facts to the general public.
This is the story of what a Woman’s patience can endure and what a Man’s resolution can achieve.
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.
As a young boy I read ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ and immediately became neurotic about my use of time. It taxed me severely but only for the next 50 years. But I think it also allowed me to discipline myself to sit in the chair and be a writer where one of the most needed qualities is patience.
Difficult years lie ahead patience is required.
If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence that is everything.
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.
I’ve done an awful lot of stuff that’s a monument to public patience.
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