This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Patience Quotes

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

2. In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. - W.B. Prescott

3. Our patience will achieve more than our force. - Edmund Burke

4. Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. - William Penn

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

6. Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. - Benjamin Disraeli

7. Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. - Plautus

8. If you want the hen to lay, you have to endure the cackle. – Unknown

9. 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

10. Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. - St. Francis de Sales

11. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. - Thomas Kempis

12. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows slowly endures. - J. G. Hubbard

13. Patience and fortitude conquer all things. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. Patience - in time the grass becomes milk. – Unknown

15. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. - Georges de Buffon

16. Patience is the companion of wisdom. - Augustine

17. Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. -Aristotle

18. Patience is the art of hoping. - Marquis de Vauvenargues

19. Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine

20. Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult thing easily. - Johann Freidrich von Schiller

21. No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; and no honors are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience. - Jean de la Bruyere

22. Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. - Sadi

23. It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience. - Horace Bushnell

24. There’s no music in rest, but there’s the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too. - John Ruskin

25. On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong. - John Ruskin

26. A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. - Dutch Proverb

27. Patience and time do more than strength or passion. - Jean de la Fontaine

28. Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal. - Horace

29. If you have patience, then you’ll also have love. Patience leads to love. If you forcefully open the petals of a bud, you won’t be able to enjoy its beauty and fragrance. Only when it blossoms by following its natural course, will the beauty and fragrance of a flower unfold. - Unknown

30. Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we shall soon see them in their proper figures. - Joseph Addison

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

32. The strongest of all warriors are these two - Time and Patience. - Leo Tolstoy

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

34. Your three best doctors are faith, time and patience. - Unknown

35. The secret of patience: to do something else in the meantime. - Unknown

36. Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; Hold fast; Hold out. Patience is genius. - Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

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