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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
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
Last modified 2015 Jan 22 Thu 21:40 PST