Quotations on Patience

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Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Doubt, Patience, Respect, Writer, Writers)

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.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Imperfection, Patience, Sin, Wrongs)

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.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Soul, Patience, Possession)

There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: People, Values, Patience, Years)

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
- Jim Bishop
(Keywords: Car, Love, Open, Parents, Patience, Treasure)

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Meaning, Patience, Persistence, Trees)

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Strength, Company, Patience, Trees)

Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates.
- Bill Brandt
(Keywords: Hope, Effect, Luck, Patience, Waiting)

As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future.
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Keywords: Mother, Future, Old, Patience, Weakness)

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.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Haste, Man, Patience, Road)

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Force, Patience, Will)

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.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
- Julius Caesar
(Keywords: Men, Pain, Patience, Will)

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
- Richard Cecil
(Keywords: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

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.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: Beauty, Purpose, Patience, Question)

This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
- Wilkie Collins
(Keywords: Man, Patience, Resolution, Woman)

I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
- Dick Dale
(Keywords: Music, Anger, Soul, Frustration, Patience, Play)

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: Alcohol, Infinite, Patience, Stupidity)

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.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Faith, Time, End, Living, Patience, Will, Worth)

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Power, Patience, Will)

Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?
- Andrew Greeley
(Keywords: People, American, Country, Patience, Suffering)

I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory.
- Anthony Hamilton
(Keywords: Perseverance, Victory, Dedication, Now, Pain, Patience, Voice)

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
- Thomas Hardy
(Keywords: Courage, Patience, Timidity)

Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.
- Bret Harte
(Keywords: Time, Eye, Patience, Will)

When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.
- Helen Hayes
(Keywords: Coffee, Patience, Tolerance, Traveling)

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Cleverness, Patience, Thinking, Writing)

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
- Napoleon Hill
(Keywords: Success, Patience, Persistence)

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson
(Keywords: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)

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.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Courage, Patience, Sleep)

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Cleverness, Patience, Tenacity, Weight, Worth)

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.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Life, Darkness, Meaning, Measure, Patience, Sadness, Word)

As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.
- Paul Kane
(Keywords: Goals, End, Patience, Persistence, Writers)

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Men, Patience, Practice)

The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.
- Tom Lantos
(Keywords: American, Patience, Public, Will)

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Keywords: Love, Mourning, Patience, Suffering, Understanding, World)

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.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Keywords: Society, Family, Patience, Practice)

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
- John Major
(Keywords: Politics, First, Intellect, Patience, Will)

The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Keywords: Religion, Honor, Patience, Weight)

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.
- Ralph Marston
(Keywords: Faith, Acceptance, Direction, Patience, World)

My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I've been doing this for twelve years.
- Christina Milian
(Keywords: Advice, Footsteps, Patience, Years)

And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy.
- Janet Napolitano
(Keywords: People, American, Commitment, Cooperation, Defense, Enemy, Patience, Play, Vigilance)

Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
- Thomas Perry
(Keywords: Experience, Work, Chastity, Hard work, Patience, Pretty, Reading)

I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience.
- Tyrone Power
(Keywords: Monument, Patience, Public)

And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust.
- Simon Raven
(Keywords: Age, Trust, Charity, Nothing, Patience, Skill)

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman Rickover
(Keywords: Ideas, Patience, Practice)

We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: People, Patience, Vanity)



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