Patience Quotes


Here’s several great patience quotes; please vote it up at the bottom, and please leave a comment too.

1) Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. -Aristotle

2) Patience is the art of hoping. -Marquis de Vauvenargues

3) Patience is the companion of wisdom. -St. Augustine

4) Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult thing easily. -Johann Freidrich von Schiller

5) No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; and no honors are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience. -Jean de la Bruyere

6) Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. -Sadi

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

8. There’s no music in rest, but there’s the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too. -John Ruskin

9) Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. -Benjamin Disraeli

10) On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong. -John Ruskin

11) A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. -Dutch Proverb

12) Patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

13) Patience and time do more than strength or passion. -Jean de la Fontaine

14) Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly start remedying them—every day begin the task anew. -St. Francis de Sales

15) Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait — not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

16) I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it. -Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

17) Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. -Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

18) There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears. -C.S. Robinson

19) It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world. -William Cobbett (1762-1835)

20) Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; Hold fast; Hold out. Patience is genius. -Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon (1707-1788)

21) One minute of patience can result in ten years of peace. -Italian Proverb

22) If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. -Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

23) Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead. -Bill McGlashen

24) Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet. -Chinese Proverb

There you have it.

Which ones did you like or dislike?  What do you think about what you could accomplish if you had some more patience?  Please comment below.

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    • Alok
    • June 15, 2009

    Good Ones, makes the insight of an individual more clear……..

    • atara
    • June 15, 2009

    patience is the sister of optimism

    • meera
    • June 15, 2009

    some are just ‘ok’; one’s that are very thoughtprovoking and true:

    9, 10,14

    8 is very good too, but seems to have a story that needs to go before it.. it seems to have a context!

    • esoterica
    • June 16, 2009

    Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. -Sadi

    I love this quote and it is so true! thank you for sharing it with me
    : )

    • Marcia Hays
    • June 16, 2009

    I don’t, and never have had patience as a virtue. I constantly have to work toward being patient. I am going to print these quotes and keep them where they can easily be seen, read and meditated on.


    • Asrat
    • June 16, 2009

    Thank you very much for this inspiring wisdome words. I am very much impressed and have learned some new way of thinking. I can now develop the patience required to make my life a success. May God bless you! I would like to get more! Please, keep it up.

    • dileep
    • June 16, 2009

    Quote No:14

    I like most

    • bj
    • June 16, 2009

    it seems to me that you go to the ends of the earth to find QUOTES
    for everyone!! Awsome, please keep them coming. I love your website.

    God bless,
    bj in texas

    • Christine Kaye
    • June 16, 2009

    I enjoyed these very much. I especially liked #ers: 1,3,8,9,11 & 14. Of those my favorite are 3, 9, 11 & 14. If I were to write one it would be:
    “Patience is a gift you give to others and yourself.” CKH
    And my reply to the quote, “Patience is the companion of wisdom” is
    “Love is the companion of compassion.”
    Thank you Shawn for doing the work of finding and sharing!

    • Frank
    • June 16, 2009

    Hi Shawn, my pick is #4.

    – It’s not just about patience, but a better determined notion: the patience to do simple things perfectly. It’s more specific, thus strikes best the imagination.

    – It’s more motivating on me because it’s not static. Here’s how I read it: do you want to acquire the skill to do difficult things easily? Okay, that’s the end of the process. The FIRST STEP is to acquire the patience to do simple things perfectly.

    • Crystal
    • June 16, 2009

    These are all wonderful quotes! I especially like #10. We have a tendancy to overlook the fact that things take TIME. All the strength, knowledge and wisdom in the world does not and will not change that fact. With patience and perseverance, all things are possible!

  1. Reply

    Thanks Everyone, for your comments and kind words.

    You’re right BJ, it sometimes FEELS like I go to the ends of the earth to find these; it takes a lot of late nights.

    • Norm MacLeod
    • June 16, 2009

    Shawn: Be patient with us and we’ll be the light that shines to others and was switched on by you. Thanks

    • Everything Counts
    • June 16, 2009

    Nice quotes. Really motivating and thought provoking ones.

    • arati
    • December 1, 2009

    the 14th one is the best one among all others

    • JB
    • January 27, 2010

    Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy

    This is my favorite, it really hit home with me because it can mean so many things.

    • laura
    • February 19, 2010

    All the quotes are good but my favourites are 6, 12 and 14.

    • glo cue
    • April 9, 2010

    2,6 and 14 are stated simply and true…..

    • Ratan Kumar Mukherjee
    • September 25, 2010

    all quotes are good and time tested………… but i chose to put 2nd one in my profile at our official MIS site so my colleague can see and follow it………

    • preethi
    • February 18, 2011

    Be patient , to be successful

    • Noel D'Souza
    • May 31, 2011

    I love all the quotes my favourites being 6, 10, 12 and 14 I’m gonna share these with my co-workers. Thanks Shawn for sharing and inspiring us all. God bless you.

    • dinesh
    • May 31, 2011

    all the quotes r good….4th 1 is superb

    • kunjal gada
    • May 31, 2011

    i read these quotes hoping to stretch on my impatience…….

    • Gail
    • May 31, 2011

    Like 6, 12, 13 & 14

    • denny morman
    • June 3, 2011

    like 2 ,3 ,, and 14

    • Ruth
    • August 8, 2015

    Awesome, really inspiring and helpful

    1. Reply

      Thanks. Glad I could help. 🙂

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