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Patience Quotes

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

Author: Horace Bushnell (1802-1876)

Profession: American Congregational Minister, Theologian

If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer!

Author: Jim Carrey (1962)

Profession: Canadian-born American Comedian, Actor

Patience and shuffle the cards.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

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.

Author: Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Profession: British Comic Actor, Filmmaker

Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer

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

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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 will be powerless to vex your mind.

Author: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Profession: Italian Inventor, Architect, Painter, Scientist, Sculptor

Beware the fury of a patient man.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist