He that can have patience
can have what he will. —Franklin.
A healthy male adult bore consumes each
year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
Patience! why, it is the soul of peace;
of all the virtues, it is
nearest kin to heaven; it makes men look like gods. The best of men
that ever wore earth about him was a sufferer,—a soft, meek, patient,
humble, tranquil spirit; the first true gentleman that ever breathed.
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. —Addison.
If we could have a little patience, we
should escape much
mortification; time takes away as much as it gives. —Madame
Never think that God's delays are God's
denials. Hold on; hold fast;
hold out. Patience is genius. —Buffon.
There is, however, a limit at which
forbearance ceases to be a
We usually learn to wait only when we
have no longer anything to
wait for. —Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.
No school is more necessary to children
than patience, because
either the will must be broken in childhood or the heart in old age.
We have only to be patient, to pray, and
to do His will, according
to our present light and strength, and the growth of the soul will go
on. The plant grows in the mist and under clouds as truly as under
sunshine; so does the heavenly principle within. —Channing.
He that will have a cake of the wheat
must needs tarry the grinding. —Shakespeare.
Patience is a nobler motion than any
is the guardian of faith, the preserver of peace, the cherisher of
love, the teacher of humility; Patience governs the flesh, strengthens
the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy,
subdues pride; she bridles the tongue, refrains the hand, tramples upon
temptations, endures persecutions, consummates martyrdom; Patience
produces unity in the church, loyalty in the State, harmony in families
and societies; she comforts the poor and moderates the rich; she makes
us humble in prosperity, cheerful in adversity, unmoved by calumny and
reproach; she teaches us to forgive those who have injured us, and to
be the first in asking forgiveness of those whom we have injured; she
delights the faithful, and invites the unbelieving; she adorns the
woman, and approves the man; is loved in a child, praised in a young
man, admired in an old man; she is beautiful in either sex and every
age. —Bishop Horne.
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. —Carl Jung
Patience is the ballast of the soul,
that will keep it from rolling
and tumbling in the greatest storms; and he that will venture out
without this to make him sail even and steady will certainly make
shipwreck and drown himself, first in the cares and sorrows of this
world, and then in perdition. —Bishop Hopkins.
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. —La
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. —Paul Kane
Patience is the support of weakness;
impatience is the ruin of
If the wicked flourish and thou suffer,
be not discouraged. They are
fatted for destruction; thou art dieted for health. —Fuller.
Patience is sorrow's salve. —Churchill.
A man who is a master of patience is
master of everything else. —George Savile