Quotations about Patience

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

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, 1604

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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