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Quotations about Patience


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


How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?  ~Paul Sweeney


Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.  ~Mac McCleary


Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.  ~Author Unknown


Beware the fury of a patient man.  ~John Dryden, Absolam and Achitophel, 1680


Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.  ~Lord Chesterfield


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


You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance.  ~Franklin P. Jones


Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.  ~George-Louis de Buffon


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


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


Have patience, my friend, have patience;
      For Rome wasn't built in a day!
      You wear yourself out for nothing
      In many and many a way!
Why are you nervous and fretty
      When things do not move along fast;
      Why let yourself get excited
      Over things that will soon be past?
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Patience" (1940s)


Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~St. Augustine


Patience is also a form of action. ~Auguste Rodin


...like stealing the juice out of tomorrow's fruit. ~Terri Guillemets


How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
~William Shakespeare, Othello


One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.  ~Chinese Proverb


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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