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73 Inspirational Quotes about Patience



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Patience is a virtue. Patience is necessary for achieving anything in our lives. Below, you will find a collection of inspiring and encouraging quotes about patience and perseverance. These patience quotes from some of the world’s most famous people will inspire you to work towards being more positive and less stressed about things that are out of your control.

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Quotes about Patience

1. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

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2. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

3. “All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

4. “Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – George Bernard Shaw

5. “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

6. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” – Soren Kierkegaard

8. “Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks

9. “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” – Saint Francis de Sales

10. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

11. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

12. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

13. “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” – George Savile

14. “It is very strange… that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” – Elizabeth Taylor

15. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison

16. “Patience is the only true foundation on which to make one’s dreams come true.” – Franz Kafka

17. “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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18. “Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.” – Philip Stanhope

19. “Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.” – Charles Caleb Colton

20. “You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

21. “Patience will achieve more than force.” – Edmund Burke

22. “Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” – Rumi

23. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine

24. “Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier.” – Catherine Pulsifer

25. “A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience, and many have been precipitated by reckless haste.” – Adlai Stevenson

26. “We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller

27. “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” – Virgil

28. “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere

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29. “Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” – Helen Keller

30. “The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson

31. “It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” – Elizabeth Taylor

32. “Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience.” – Robert Greene

33. “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

34. “You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.” – Craig Bruce

35. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow

36. “When it comes to increasing motivation and self-control, you have to remain patient and allow your mind to adapt to the new changes.” – Jill Hesson

37. “How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.” – Elbert Hubbard

38. “Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” – Mary Pierce

39. “The greatest power is often simple patience.” – E. Joseph Cossman

40. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

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41. “Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” – Tony Gaskins

42. “Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” – George-Louis de Buffon

43. “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

44. “Great things are not accomplished by idle dreams, but by years of patient study.” – James H. Aughey

45. “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

46. “To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success.” – Joseph de Maistre

47. “Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.” – Heraclitus

48. “Patience and persistence are the keys… The keys to unlock doors of success… With these two virtues, you grow in reasoning and experience.” – Ogwo David Emenike

49. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

50. “Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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51. “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek Proverb

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

53. “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” – Plautus

54. “Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.” – Bruce Lee

55. “Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward… just patience and faith.” – Cristina Marrero

56. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

57. “Always show patience, don’t turn away. It will make life worthwhile tomorrow and today.” – Catherine Pulsifer

58. “Nothing else is necessary but these – love, sincerity, and patience.” – Swami Vivekananda

59. “Patience is the best medicine.” – John Florio

60. “There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.” – Swami Sivananda

61. “The more patient we are, the more understanding we become.” – William Arthur Ward

62. “He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back will alone succeed.” – Swami Vivekanand

63. “It is better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today.” – Thomas Fuller

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64. “Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.” – Charles Caleb Colton

65. “Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” – Leo Tolstoy

66. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

67. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

68. “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda

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

70. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

71. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Saadi

72. “Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn

73. “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

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