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

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Patience will achieve more than force. Edmund Burke

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

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

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

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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

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

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You will conquer by patience.

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Patience when teased is often transformed into rage.

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Patience is the key to paradise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Patience is counting down without blasting off

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

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

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

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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

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Rome was not built in a day.

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

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Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

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

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Patience, money and time bring all things to past.

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Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop

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

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Patience is a remedy for every sorrow. Publilius Syrus

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They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton

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Vengeance is disappointing, always. Janet Morris

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"Learn what can, and cannot, be asked from destiny.” Janet Morris

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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

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

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Who can be patient in extremes? William Shakespeare

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

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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 Bruyère

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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