Patience Quotes

The following are some patience quotes to help you realize that great things often takes time. Too many people fall into the trap of being impatient and end up quitting right before they make a break through towards achieving their goals. Just look at all of the people who try to lose weight but end up starting over time and time again. Chances are, they just didn’t see the results soon enough. In our fast pace, instant gratification world, it’s easy to become caught up in the speed of life. Sometimes, you just need to take a longer term approach. Remember that great accomplishments don’t just occur overnight, they can take years of hard work.

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“He that can have patience, can have what he will.”

~ Benjamin Franklin


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

~ Arnold Glasgow


“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.”

~ Eknath Easwaran


“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.”

~ Dutch Proverb


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

~ Elizabeth Taylor


“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.”

~ Mac McCleary


“Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”

~ Benjamin Disraeli


“Like farmers we need to learn that we cannot sow and reap the same day.”

~ Anonymous


“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.”

~ William Penn


“Beware the fury of a patient man.”

~ John Dryden


“Patience is also a form of action.”

~ Auguste Rodin


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

~ Thomas Jefferson


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

~ Unknown


“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

~ Saint Augustine


“All great achievements require time.”

~ Maya Angelou


“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.”

~ Chinese Proverb


“Patience wears away stones.”

~ English Proverb


“Rome was not built in a day.”

~ Proverb


“If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.”

~ Sir Isaac Newton


“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.”

~ St Francis De Sales


“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


“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

~ Napolean Hill


“Patience with others is Love. Patience with self is Hope. Patience with God is Faith.”

~ Adel Bestavros


“Consider the hour-glass: There is nothing to be accomplished by rattling or shaking; you have to wait patiently until the sand, grain by grain, has run from one funnel into the other.”

~ John Morgenstern


“Today’s patience can transform yesterday’s discouragements into tomorrow’s discoveries. Today’s purposes can turn yesterday’s defeats into tomorrow’s determination.” –

~ William Arthur Ward

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