Top 180 Greatest Patience Quotes

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

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.

The perfect ham and cheese sandwich is all about focusing on quality ingredients and about simple techniques. You start with great bread, a well-cured ham and a sharp local cheese, and the rest is easy. A little butter in a pan and a little patience – in the end you’ll have a sandwich that is at once comforting and delicious.

If you want to grow a beard like mine, the only thing I can tell you is that you have to have patience. You just have to let it grow.

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.

I have learned that I really do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it’s up to me to choose to develop them.

People are stubborn about what they perceive to be the right thing or the wrong thing, and it takes a long time to filter this human condition. There’s a waiting period until people catch up. But if you have patience – which it takes when someone thinks differently from you – everybody always catches up. That patience is a wonderful virtue.

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

Nothing is ever quick. You have to grow an audience, keep them engaged, give them a reason to keep coming back so it will never be an overnight success. Have patience!

The two biggest things that translate from the pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance. When you’re on the mound, you have to take the game one pitch at a time, regardless of the score, and that approach helps when I’m in the woods or on the water as well.

Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.

Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment – that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.

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

I have no patience with dinosaurs.

The greatest power is often simple patience.

I pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. That’s it. I don’t have the time or patience for anything else. I’m a natural kind of guy. I don’t style my hair – never learned how.

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

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.

With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that’s how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark.

Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.

I’m patient.

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

Patience means restraining one’s inclinations.

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

I’ve always believed in staying in a positive frame of mind and allowing God to work and move. It’s about having patience.

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

God always has patience.

It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn’t happen on our schedule. It doesn’t have a clock or a calendar.

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

Being a family member is hard no matter where you are. It’s hard to be a kid. It’s hard to be a parent. It’s hard to be a brother or sister. It takes patience and kindness and forbearance.

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.

I don’t have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated nonsense about what’s appropriate or attractive.

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

For those of us learning the way to financial serenity and solvency, the envelope system teaches prudence, patience, and perseverance. You can only spend what you have.

The patience that goes with the game, the little things that go along with the game, you have so much more time to think in golf than you do in football – you have to keep your thoughts positive. I’m not sure I’ve got that mastered.

Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause.

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

Patience is the secret to good food.

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.

Like anything worth doing in life, happiness takes time and patience and consistency.

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

Allah is with people who show patience. If you are down in the dumps, Allah will help you if you have belief. But this is a personal thing between you and him. You can’t fool Allah.

People make mistakes all the time. We learn and grow. If there’s patience and love, and you care for people, you can work them through it, and they can find their greatest heights.

Raising children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them.

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

It’s amazing. My kids have grown me in ways I never knew possible. The patience I’ve received and the love I get from them is just amazing.

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

If I am right about the big picture, I will be rewarded for my patience.

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.

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.

Good novel is a conjunction of many factors, the main of which is, without a doubt, hard work. There are many things behind a good novel, but in particular, there is a lot of work – a lot of patience, a lot of stubbornness, and a critical spirit.

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there’s no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: implementing after-school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas.

We have no patience with other people’s vanity because it is offensive to our own.

The very important thing you should have is patience.

Abused patience turns to fury.

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.

Patience pays off.

Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.

No one can occupy your generosity except you. Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Who except you can choose not to act with judgment when all of your thoughts are judgmental? 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.

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 to develop good character.

He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.

My mother is a ball of fire in the world, and I love that about her. But what I have learned from my stepdad is something as important, which is patience and compassion. Because when you are living with someone else, those two qualities go a long way.

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

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

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming!

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.

The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life.

Sport has taught me never to be jealous of someone or insecure if somebody is doing well. It’s taught me teamwork and the value of patience. Even If I lose, I know that I’ve actually not lost.

I think we can all use a little more patience. I get a little impatient sometimes and I wish I didn’t. I really need to be more patient.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

Beware the fury of a patient man.

Artists know that diligence counts as much, if not more, as inspiration; in art, as in politics, patience counts as much as revolution.

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent.

I haven’t been given many things, but I’ve been given ample, limitless patience.

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.

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.

I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.

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

Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.

When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience. You can’t play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that.

The term ‘alpha female’ originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions.

Endurance is patience concentrated.

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

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

When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

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.

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.

I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.

Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life.

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

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

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

Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.

Balance takes work. Lots of it. There is no endpoint in balance, no goal, no finalization. Balance requires practice, patience, and – most importantly – movement. We often get stuck in our ways and form habits based on our fears and driven by our insecurities.

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.

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

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

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.

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.

For correct writing, the cultivation of patience and mental accuracy is essential. Throughout the young author’s period of apprenticeship, he must keep reliable dictionaries and textbooks at his elbow; eschewing as far as possible that hasty extemporaneous manner of writing which is the privilege of more advanced students.

With care and patience, people may accomplish things which, to an indolent person, would appear impossible.

Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.

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.

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

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

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord’s promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.

My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.

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

He that can have patience can have what he will.

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

Talent is required, but much of writing is a matter of craft, which develops with time, attention, patience and practice, like playing an instrument or learning to dance.

I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise.

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

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

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.

You can’t jump from little things to big things. It just takes time and patience.

Genius is patience.

If you believe indeed in the Lord Jesus for the salvation of your soul, if you walk uprightly and do not regard iniquity in your heart, if you continue to wait patiently, and believingly upon God; then answers will surely be given to your prayers.

I make really good pasta sauce. The secret to getting it right is just patience and love.

I always tell up-and-coming DJs you have to really love what you do and find that interest to drive you. It requires so much attention to detail, and it takes up a lot of your time. You hear a song, and there are so many little pieces that make that song work. It requires a lot of patience, diligence and resilience.

Patience can be a good thing – but not necessarily. Sometimes it’s not so bad to be impatient. I’m a little bit too polite.

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.

You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge.

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.

When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.

The Lord, Jesus Christ, is our perfect example of patience.

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.

Humility is attentive patience.

There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.

I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it’s not a Grateful Dead project, it’s a Me project.

Does anyone want to see a person who’s making the money that the newspapers say I’m making complaining, ‘Woe is me, my life is terrible, and people are being unfair?’ No one would’ve had any patience for that. I wouldn’t have any patience for that.

Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don’t want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time.

If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.

A certain amount of impatience may be useful to stimulate and motivate us to action. However, I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today.

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

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

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

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

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.

Genius is eternal patience.

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals.

Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.

I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.

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

The creative people I admire seem to share many characteristics: A fierce restlessness. Healthy cynicism. A real world perspective. An ability to simplify. Restraint. Patience. A genuine balance of confidence and insecurity. And most importantly, humanity.

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

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.

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

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.

This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance.

Editing is a lot about patience and discipline and just banging away at something, turning off the machine and going home at night because you’re frustrated and depressed, and then coming back in the morning to try again.

I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.

Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career.

The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another’s defects, and the bearing of one another’s burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society.

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

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

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

Patience, the beggar’s virtue, shall find no harbor here.

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

Earlier, looking lighter or slimmer never mattered to me. Frankly, I didn’t care. I had more important things to do. But when I figured that it’s not that hard, and I have the time, passion and patience to take it up, I jumped onto the health-wagon. I started working out.

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.

Let us wait in patience for the Christ-child whose own life depended on the lives of Mary and Joseph. The Word of God was made flesh. He came so that we might experience the fullness of time.

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