50 Patience Quotes-How to be Patient


Patience is a virtue, we hear it over and over again, but how do we exercise patience in our everyday lives?  It is easy to be inpatient – life moves at a lightening fast speed these days…or does it?  Patience can be learned by practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and acceptance.  We don’t always get what we want when we want it, but sometimes the result is worth the wait.  Persistence and patience pay off in the long run.  In the short run, remember to breathe and keep your goal in mind without giving in to discouragement or despair.

If you are struggling with impatience, here are a few quotes to consider when you feel yourself wanting to scream, give up or give in:

” A weed is a plant we’ve found no use for yet. ” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

” All in good time. ” ~ Horace (65-8 BC)

” Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. ” ~ Publilius Syrus (c.42 B.C.)

” At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. ” ~ Kanuri Proverb

” At the gate of patience there is no crowding. ” ~ Moroccan Proverb

” Bear and forbear. ” ~ unknown

” By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. ” ~ Ben Franklin

” Don’t cross the bridge til you come to it. ” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

” Don’t cry before you are hurt. ” ~ Scottish Proverb

” Don’t expect things to go right the first time. ” ~ unknown

” Don’t halloo until you’re out of the wood. ” ~ Ben Franklin

” Don’t let anyone get your goat. ” ~ unknown

” Don’t put the cart before the horse. ” ~ John Heywood

” Drive gently over the stones. ” ~ Jonathan Swift

” Everything comes to those who wait. ” ~ unknown

” Genius is only a great aptitude for patience. ” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

” God did not create hurry. ” ~ Finnish Proverb

” Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle. ” ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

” Haste has no blessing. ” ~ Swahili Proverb

” Haste makes waste. ” ~ John Heywood

” Hasty climbers have sudden falls. ” ~ Robert Greene

” Never cut what can be untied. ” ~ Portuguese Proverb

” One step at a time. ” ~ unknown

” Patience is a virtue. ” ~ unknown

” Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet. ” ~ French Proverb

” Patience is the companion of wisdom. ” ~ St. Augustine (354-430)

” The continuous drip polishes the stone. ” ~ Peruvian Proverb

” The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey seems. ” ~ Maori Proverb

” Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. ” ~ Frances de Sales

” He that can have patience can have what he will. ” ~ Benjamin Franklin

” I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. ” ~ Abraham Lincoln

” 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. ” ~ Paul Coelho

” It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ” ~ Confucius

” It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward. ” ~ Louis Sachar

” Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. ” ~ Marilyn Monroe

” 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. ” ~ Simon Cowell

” 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. ” ~ Robert H. Schuller

” Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. ” ~ John Quincy Adams

” Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers. ” ~ Jarod Kintz

” Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice. ” ~ George Jackson

” Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ” ~ Aristotle

” Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing.” It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. ” ~ Fulton J. Sheen

” Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ” ~ Napoleon Hill

” Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. ” ~ Criss Jami

” Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. ” ~  A. Milne

” Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ” ~  Winston S. Churchill

” The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. ” ~ Paulo Coelho

” There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself. ” ~ Lemony Snicket

” Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. ” ~ Molière

” Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. ” ~ Margaret Atwood

” 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. ” ~ Randy Johnson

” You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain. ” ~ Tom Hiddleston

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