300+ Patience Quotes – Inspirational Quotes On Patience

(Last Updated On: January 29, 2024)

Patience is not the ability to wait but to keep a good mood while waiting.” “Ten years of peace are worth one minute of patience.” “When you love and wait, nothing is impossible.” Patience can help us achieve our goals, maintain a more positive outlook on life, and act more slowly, making us less likely to make poor decisions.

Stress, regret, or anger do not help anything. So, take a minute when facing an uncertain future, something terrible or scary. Do nothing at all. Just sit a spell. And if your mind starts to go in the wrong direction, write down some positive quotes about life to get yourself back in the right frame of mind to make better decisions.

We’ve also compiled a list of some of our famous inspirational Patience quotes to help you through tricky times. Patience and persistence are like magic because they make problems and obstacles disappear.

Best Patience Quotes

One minute of patience, ten years of peace. — Greek proverb


Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Patience and a mulberry leaf become a silk shawl. – CHARLIE CHAN


Everything else has found a way to let me go. I suppose pain is a longer process. – Meagan Lynn Gervais


Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. – Bryan Adams


Find patience or it will never find you. – Mike Dolan


Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. – Molière


Patience is the key to contentment. – The Prophet Muhammad


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


An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. – Danish proverb

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. – Leo Tolstoy


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


Patience is bitter.  But its fruit is sweet. – Aristotle


Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. – Rainer Maria Rilke


Blessings may appear under the shape of pains, losses, and disappointments; but let him have patience, and he will see them in their proper figures. – Joseph Addison


Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday. – A.A. Milne

Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams. — Ray Davis


Patience is also a form of action. – Auguste Rodin

Quotes on patience

Patience is woven into the web of the universe because this universe reflects–in dim and fractured ways–the divine patience of its creator. – SAMUEL WELLS


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


A weed is a plant we’ve found no use for yet. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Good things come to those who wait, Better things come to those who try. – Nishan Panwar

Don’t cross the bridge ’til you come to it. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. – Marilyn Monroe


My dad said to me – Work hard and be patient. It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in. – Simon Cowell


Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. – Saadi


Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.  – Joyce Meyer


Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day! You wear yourself out for nothing In many and many away! 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 is a key element of success. – Bill gates


Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier. – Catherine Pulsifer

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.  – Leo Tolstoy


Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. – Ovid


It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. – Julius Caesar


I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. – Paulo Coelho


Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves. – Tony Gaskins


Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity. ― Roy T. Bennett

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


All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope. – Alexandre Dumas Père


Patience big sister to wisdom. – CHARLIE CHAN


I’m just a Human being, being Human. – Bill Gibbs


I don’t have the patience for the painstaking work of photorealism. If I tried, I would end up playing with my fingers and mumbling incoherently in the corner. – Gaye Adams


It is only the long and patient road that leads to anywhere. – Muriel Strode


Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. – Robert H. Schuller


Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill


Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. – Saint Francis de Sales

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. – Anon


The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. – Paulo Coelho


You have to know how to endure injustices until you are in position to commit them yourself. —  Alfred Capus


Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson


Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


With strength and patience, all his grievous loads are borne, And from the world’s rose-bed he only asks a thorn. – William R. Alger

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


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


If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient. – Gurbaksh Chahal


Patience is no small, feel-good personal quality. It is at the heart of diplomacy and civility, lawfulness and civil order. Without it, people can’t work together and society can’t function at all. With it, we create the possibility of peace between people and between nations. – MARY JANE RYAN


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. – Publilius Syrus


Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? – Lao Tzu


If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. – Hal Borland


I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln


It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. – Elizabeth Taylor

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


Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.  – William Penn


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. – Leonardo da Vinci


Patience is the art of hoping. – Luc De Clapiers


Patience is very important in the process of becoming a published author, I tell you. – Gina Duke


The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. – Arnold H. Glasow


First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi


Patience is a conquering virtue. ― Geoffrey Chaucer

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 to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. – Carl Jung


I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. – Joyce Meyer


Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind. – David G. Allen


Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age. — Elliot Paul


Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing:God alone suffices. – St. Teresa


Would much prefer to wait a few moments more to soar with eagle rather than rush to fly with fledgling sparrow. – CHARLIE CHAN


When something is great in your life. You don’t want it to change. – Brandon McCulloch

Everything comes to those who wait  except a cat. – Mario Andretti


He who says Patience, says Courage, Endurance, Strength. – Marie Dubsky


Our patience will achieve more than our force. – Edmund Burke


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. – Plautus


Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. – Gary Zukav


Patience and time do more than strength or passion. – Jean de La Fontaine


Patience is passion tamed. – Lyman Abbott


I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. —  Lao Tzu


Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.  ­- Phillips Brooks

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. – Anne Lamott


Patience is a nobler motion than any deed. – C.A. Bartol


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


Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. — Mother Teresa


Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. – John Steinbeck


Unless patience is founded on hope, it stagnates. – EDWARD COUNSEL


At the bottom of patience one finds heaven.  – Kanuri


Inner peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practicing patience. – Allan Lokos


Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers. – Jarod Kintz


Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. – Criss Jami


We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. – Helen Keller


Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson. – Elon Musk

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman


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


All great achievements require time. – Maya Angelou


When it comes to increasing motivation and self-control, you have to remain patient and allow your mind to adapt to the new changes. – Jill Hesson


A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. – George Savile


Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  – Lao Tzu


No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. ― Lewis Carroll


Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. – Menachem Mendel Schneerson


There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. – Swami Sivananda


The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime. – Croft M. Pentz

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


 Patience and fortitude conquer all things. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have infinite patience. I should tell you that I once spent two-and-a-half hours on the Hewlett-Packard support service just to complain about their support service. – SHELDON COOPER


There is no universal right or wrong, justice is based on opinions. – Steven Sierra


Patience has to be cultivated. Perhaps the entire creative process can be viewed as a patience builder. – Jil Ashton-Leigh


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

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


Patience is the only true foundation on which to make one’s dreams come true. – Franz Kafka


We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -E.M. Forster


Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count. – Robert Anthony


To lose patience is to lose the battle. – Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes about patience

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. —  Laurence J Peter


Genius is eternal patience. – Michel angelo


Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. – Rainer Maria Rilke


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

Beware the fury of a patient man. – John Dryden


If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding. — Dalai Lama


Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. – J. R. R. Tolkien


Patience is self-mastery and the man who is master of himself carves out his career. The way may be steep and the outlook bleak but patience will ultimately lay the world at his feet. – ALLYN KING FOSTER


By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. – Benjamin Franklin


Patience is learned through waiting. – E’yen A. Gardner


Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. – Soren Kierkegaard


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston S. Churchill


Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. – Mary Pierce


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


The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.  – Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Patience is the key to paradise. – Turkish Proverb


There is no error greater than hatred. And nothing mightier than patience. So I strive in every way to learn patience. – Buddha


Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet. – Chinese Proverb


Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. – Eknath Easwaran


With love and patience, nothing is impossible. – Daisaku Ikeda


Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time. ― Neil Gaiman


No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing. – William Shakespeare


When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience. – Scott Curran


Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. — Virgil


Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. – Corazon Aquino


Patience is the road to understanding, which is the key to a happy heart. – BUFFY HANNIGAN


Clear your mind, it will become your greatest asset in being able to understand. – Josh Darosa


Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. – Sir Francis Bacon


Tell her to look sharp about sending an answer if she keeps me waiting long after that letter’s sent, I shall go off pop, like a bottle of ginger-beer; I know I shall string won’t hold me, nor wire either. -Frank Smedley


The greatest power is often simple patience. – E. Joseph Cossman


I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work. – Greg Behrendt


Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed. –  Heraclitus


With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbor to Despair. – Matthew Arnold


Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. – Fulton J. Sheen


Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. —  Charles Caleb Colton


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


It doesn’t happen all at once,  said the Skin Horse. You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. – Margery Williams


The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned. – Fred Brooks


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


Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. — Hal Borland


Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. – Abigail Adams


It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you. – CHARLOTTE BRONTË


Don’t cry before you are hurt. – Scottish Proverb


Patience and self-restraint strengthen you. Impatience and self-indulgence weaken you. – Dr T.P.Chia


There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself. – Lemony Snicket


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius


All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it. – Thomas a Kempis


Qualities you need to get through medical school and residency: Discipline. Patience. Perseverance. A willingness to forgo sleep. A penchant for sadomasochism. Ability to weather crises of faith and self-confidence. Accept exhaustion as fact of life. Addiction to caffeine a definite plus. Unfailing optimism that the end is in sight. – Khaled Hosseini


Struggles often serve to release the wisdom, patience, and strength we all possess but too seldom demonstrate. – Jim Stovall


Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. – James J. Corbett


Patience and silence are two powerful energies. Patience makes you mentally strong, silence makes you emotionally strong! – B.K. Shivani


Patience you must have, my young Padawan. – Yoda


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 Bruyere


Just keep going when it’s tough. Just keep going when it’s long. – Maxime Lagacé


Be worthy of love, and love will come. ― Louisa May Alcott


I’m patient. – Michael Jordan


Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice. – George Jackson


Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. — John Ruskin


The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. – Ralph Marston


I think maybe my biggest asset is patience. I let everyone talk until they’re exhausted. And when I start, they’re too tired to argue. – VES ALKAR


Do good things come to those who wait or do we just convince ourselves they do because deep down we are bored of waiting? – kashmear Elliott


A classic is like a hidden treasure. Its core is buried under so many layers of varnish that it can be reached only by patience and infiltration. – Jean-Louis Barrault


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


All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them. – Marcus Aurelius


Once you learn patience, your options suddenly expand. – Robert Greene


When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down. – Mario Lemieux


Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience, we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return. – W. H. Auden


The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things…Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. – Peter S. Beagle


The truth can wait, for she lives a long life. —  Arthur Schopenhauer


A person always breaking off from work never finishes anything. – Nigerian proverb


I still have to work on patience. – Robert Mueller


There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue. – Edmund Burke


I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words. – John Milton


It has been my observation in life that, if one will only exercise the patience to wait, his wants are likely to be filled. — Calvin Coolidge


Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries. – Randy Johnson


Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts. – JAMES RUSSELL LOWEL


Don’t put the cart before the horse. – John Heywood


Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries. – Shannon L. Alder


You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain. – Tom Hiddleston


It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. – Louis Sachar


I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. – Louise Hay


Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. – Sheri L. Dew


Patience is a poultice for all wounds. – Irish Proverb


Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full. ― Rumi


Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness. I think this is a mistake. It is anger that is a sign of weakness, whereas patience is a sign of strength. – Dalai Lama


God’s love is patient, persistent, and persevering. – Rick Warren


You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. – Stanis law Jerzy Lec


Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength. – Bruce Lee

Quotes with patience

She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte. ― D.H. Lawrence


How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success. – Elbert Hubbard


Patience is the road to wisdom. – Kao Kalia Yang


Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. — George Bernard Shaw


Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.- Barbara Johnson


Patience is sometimes a more effective weapon than the sword. – LIEUTENANT WORF


If you find the combination to unlock a broken heart, you are a genius. – Karrella Jones


Never let the state of waiting to be in your mind. Just do something else and do it by intention. – Toba Beta


like stealing the juice from tomorrow’s fruit. – Terri Guillemets


A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. – Henri J.M. Nouwen


Your mastery depends on focus, patience and practice. – Robin Sharma


This is how memories are made by going with the flow. – Amanda Bynes


Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own. – Arnold Bennett


Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honor your patience. – John Climacus


Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing or only immature fruit which will never ripen. —  Napoleon


If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.  – William Feather


We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient. -Michelle Obama


Patience is not only a virtue but an acquired trait. – Christian Calhoun


If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that. — Swami Vivekananda


Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. – Guy Kawasaki


We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN


Drive gently over the stones. – Jonathan Swift


Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things. – Janette Oke


Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. – Victor Hugo


The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. – Erik Erikson


Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. – Sammy Davis Jr.


If you have patience, then you’ll also have love. Patience leads to love. – Mata Amritanandamayi


Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. – Robert Greene


Spiritual growth is not like fast food. It takes time for its roots to grow, and that requires us to be receptive and patient. – Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi


The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience. – Brett Eldredge


You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. – Craig Bruce


Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks. ― Dr Roopleen


Heaven grants us patience with a man in love. – Rudyard Kipling


Doing interesting work when nobody notices takes patience and belief. — Brian Knapp


God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often are to put him into the furnace of affliction. –  Richard Cecil


Always expect the worst to get the best out of this World. – Baqar Abidi


Patience pays huge dividends when painting with oils. In order to paint with clean, fresh color you need to stop from time to time and clean the brush…and don’t think that a painting has to be finished in one go. – Stephen Brown


Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. – May Sarton


Patience isn’t a virtue; it’s a necessity. – Lou Holtz


Calmness is the cradle of power. – Josiah Gilbert Holland


Nature thrives on patience; the man on impatience. – Paul Boese


Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. – Ovid


Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. —  Abraham Lincoln


Today’s patience can transform yesterday’s discouragements into tomorrow’s discoveries. – William Arthur Ward


All we can do is wait, as calmly as possible, for it to end. Jews and Christians alike are waiting, the whole world is waiting, and many are waiting for death. – Anne Frank


Patience and shuffle the cards. – Miguel de Cervantes


Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. — Swami Vivekananda


If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. – Mahatma Gandhi


Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion. – Allan Lokos


Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues. – Hrithik Roshan


Hope is patience with the lamp lit. – Tertullian


For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price always works, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.  – John Burroughs


The ultimate mysteries are opened only to those who have immense patience. – Osho


It can take as long as three years to completely adjust to your retirement. Be patient and know that a new life is awakening within you. – Robert Delamontagne


I’ve been called Mr. Patient Money because I have the patience to work through challenging circumstances. – N. Murray Edwards


It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein


Time has no meaning, Love will endure.. ― Jude Deveraux


Endurance is patience concentrated. – Thomas Carlyle


If something is left up in the air and you’ve done the best you can to get some answers, stop at that point and be patient. — Zak Frazer


The principal part of faith is patience. – George MacDonald


Life does allow you to think but to learn the fact and act. – sanele


Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. – George Carlin

Relationship patience quotes

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace. -Brian L. Weiss


The more tranquil a man (or woman!) becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. – James Allen


Inaction may be the biggest form of action. – Jerry Brown


In the end, we are always rewarded for our goodwill, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange. – Friedrich Nietzsche


If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. —  Oscar Wilde


Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. – Mark Z. Danielewski


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. – William Ellery Channing


Perfect love is perfectly patient. — Neal A. Maxwell


Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. – Thomas Huxley


The bigger the dam of patience, the worse the flood when the dam breaks. – AUSTIN O’MALLEY


Even a snail will eventually reach its destination. – Gail Tsukiyama


Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. – Swahili Proverb


I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. – Donald Trump


If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care. – Marvin J. Ashton


The real secret of patience is to find something to do in the meantime.  – Doug Larson


What kind of inner monologue starts up when the negativity comes from the outside? Start practicing grace, patience, and self-love. – Joseph Taylor


An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person. – Vladimir Kramnik


Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. – Peter Marshall


Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you’ve already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it. ― Jenny Nimmo


All commend patience, but none can endure suffering. – Thomas Fuller


If you lack patience and are not comfortable around groups of people, you are unlikely to make a great teacher. — Rachel Robins


God bestows upon one man genius without patience and upon another man’s patience without genius. The relative achievements of the two are often surprising. – Walter C. Klein


Your patience may be the secret of your successful life. – Kowsalapathy Saravanan


Great patience is called for on the hard path that I have entered on. – Edgar Degas


Patience is the best medicine. – John Florio


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin


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


A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret. – Ali ibn Abi Talib


Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. — Benjamin Disraeli


The skill I was learning was a crucial one, the patience to read things I could not yet understand. – Tara Westover


Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. – Thomas Hardy


If you pray about it don’t worry about it. If you’re going to worry about it don’t pray about it. — Steve Harvey


Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee. – Immanuel Kant


Patience is a virile virtue; it does not mean lying down under affliction, but standing up under it and marching on. – WALTER LOWRIE


God will himself bless you with everything, so don’t desire things before time. – Senora Roy


Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. – Ricky Martin


No one has patience for love except their own. – Marjorie Celona


The very important thing you should have is patience.  – Jack Ma


Patience is the virtue that you need to have. – Domenico Mazza

Several things in life require more time than others. We must sometimes let life take its natural course. Otherwise, we risk inflicting unneeded grief on ourselves and those around us if we do not learn to be patient. Patience can help you stay positive and happy in a world that seeks rapid pleasure. These patience quotes should have motivated you to cultivate the inner calm to wait.

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