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Patience Quotes

Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.

Author: B. C. Forbes (1880-1954)

Profession: American Publisher

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -

Author: St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

Profession: Roman Catholic Bishop, Writer

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Patience means self-suffering.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

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

Author: Arnold H. Glasgow


The little that is completed, vanishes from the sight of one who looks forward to what is still to do.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not.

Author: George Granville


Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.

Author: Hesiod

Profession: Greek Poet

Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it,

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)

Profession: American Author

''Work and wait'', ''work and wait'' is what God says to us in creation.

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)

Profession: American Author

Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.

Author: George Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948)

Profession: British Essayist, Literary Historian,

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

Author: Barbara Johnson


In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.

Author: Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

Profession: German Novelist, Short-Story Writer