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Patience Quotes

Patience is passion tamed.

Author: Lyman Abbott (1835-1922)

Profession: American Congregational Clergyman and Editor

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.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Slow and steady wins the race.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

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

Author: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Profession: British Poet, Critic

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

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

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

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Nature thrives on patience; man on impatience.

Author: Paul Boese


Inaction may be the biggest form of action.

Author: Jerry Brown


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.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; Hold fast; Hold out. Patience is genius.

Author: Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon (1707-1788)

Profession: French Naturalist

Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Patience will achieve more than force.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman