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Quotations The Best Quotes About Patience  

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A list of the best patience quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous patience quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic patience quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational patience quotes from that same writer.

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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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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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You will conquer by patience.

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

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

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

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Patience when teased is often transformed into rage.

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

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Patience is the key to paradise.

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

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

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

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Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop

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Rome was not built in a day.

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

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Patience is a remedy for every sorrow. Publilius Syrus

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

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Patience, money and time bring all things to past.

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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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I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it. Edith Sitwell

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They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton

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

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Who can be patient in extremes? William Shakespeare

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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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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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Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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

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

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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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Vengeance is disappointing, always. Janet Morris

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

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Patience means self-suffering. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue. Franz Kafka

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Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

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