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Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke
Patience is the art of hoping. Luc de Clapiers
Learning patience was not an easy lesson. Michael Douglas
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
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance. Cesar Chavez
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
My wife is my favorite person I've ever met in my 40 years on the planet, and I'm sure she would agree that patience is not her strongest characteristic. I don't know that golf would be the game for her. Mike Greenberg
I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project. Jerry Garcia
My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come. Vanessa Paradis
Bear patiently with a rival. Ovid
One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb. Carl Hiaasen
I haven't been given many things, but I've been given ample, limitless patience. Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Wise to resolve, and patient to perform. Homer
So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience. That's why patients are called patients I think - patience is required. Bowie Kuhn
Coaching takes patience. I'm more enthused when teaching players who want it versus when I have to. Kevin Garnett
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury. Francis Quarles
You know, I lose patience really easily; I'd rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody's business. Gail Simmons
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. Evelyn Underhill
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
Everything is out there if you know how to find it, and have the patience. I don't and haven't, but that's my problem. Tom Holt
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
I don't think I have the ability or patience to teach badminton to others. Saina Nehwal
Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career. Bryan Cranston
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson
I don't believe moviegoers don't have patience. Screenwriters are told a scene can't be longer than three minutes, that you have to cut to the chase. Not true! Tracy Letts
Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in his affairs and amusements, not rousing myself to respond when I'm tired or concerned with other things, forgetting he is very patient with me. Evelyn Underhill
A monk's extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making. Harsha Bhogle
My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out. Frances O'Grady
No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience. Star Jones
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things - of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. Sheri L. Dew
Like anyone, you could love someone, and it doesn't mean that you're equipped or you were taught or have the patience or the love or the wherewithal to be a good parent. One has nothing to do with the other. Elizabeth Rodriguez
I know one of the reasons God gave me kids was to test my patience. Faith Hill
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. Rudyard Kipling
A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows? Aaron Spelling
In this day and age, you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business. Brett Ratner
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. Kin Hubbard
Looking back, I didn't have the patience to work in fashion. I like women so much, but I was never qualified to torture them in photo shoots. You have to be really tough and brutal. Rene Burri
Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here. Philip Massinger
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. John Updike
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy. Khaleda Zia
After months of preparation working with a stylist who explained to me how a fashion house runs and the process of making a dress, I developed a respect for the patience and skill it takes to design these dresses. Pierre Niney
I started 'SNL,' and I became the one who did impressions. I did that, but then I wanted to get an original character on, and that took a long time to get one on that stuck. And then I got Vinny Vedecci on - 'Oh great' - and then it took a couple more seasons to get Greg the Alien on. You have to have some patience. Bill Hader
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. Elizabeth Taylor
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
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. Guy Kawasaki
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination. Muammar al-Gaddafi
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. Mahatma Gandhi
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. Peter Marshall
I wish I was a shredder that could play everything, but I don't have the patience. Dave Navarro
Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup. Drake
Serbia has shown enough patience, but it has also sent a clear and strong message that the law must be respected and that no one is stronger than the state. Ivica Dacic
My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I've been doing this for twelve years. Christina Milian
Artists know that diligence counts as much, if not more, as inspiration; in art, as in politics, patience counts as much as revolution. Tony Kushner
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. James J. Corbett
Ultimately, knowing God and reading the Word, it helps with patience with people, understanding, empathy and sympathy that they might not have that I have. If God gave it to me, why not exercise it? Trai Byers
Writing takes a lot of patience. It usually takes me a year to write a book. One time, it took me 14 years to write a book, not that I worked on it every day. Avi
When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so. Beverly Cleary
As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. Cleveland Amory
It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad. Julie Bowen
It's funny with jeans now, because if they don't feel like a pair of sweatpants, I don't have patience for them anymore! I think I'm becoming increasingly lazy. Claire Danes
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
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson. Elon Musk
God always has patience. Pope Francis I
I will exercise patience and will provide all facts to the general public. Yingluck Shinawatra
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin
I was a big Guns N' Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I'd dress up as Axl and she'd be Slash, and we'd rock out in front of the mirror singing 'Patience.' Kirsten Dunst
Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. Sammy Davis, Jr.
Everyone is given one gift, a reason for being, and it's our obligation to do something with it. Obviously, it's a challenge - but if you're not taking the bull by the horns, I have no patience for you. You're just taking up space. Melissa Rosenberg
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. Wilkie Collins
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct. Phaedrus
Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading - even browsing - an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin. James Gleick
The Italians are not indulgent, as Americans are. They don't have the patience to teach young singers how to move. They think you should learn in school. Marcello Giordani
God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it - but God is building this thing. Willie Aames
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
My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop. Paul Gleason
Horses teach you patience and how to do things the right way so you can get the right result. Lyle Lovett
No one can occupy your generosity except you. Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Who except you can choose not to act with judgment when all of your thoughts are judgmental? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. Gary Zukav
I didn't choose 'Silver Spoons'. I think my mom and agent chose it because at that time there was a lack of patience on some of the people that were in charge of my career. I think there was a big offer on the table, and I think they took it. Ricky Schroder
While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory. Dweezil Zappa
The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life. Gary Zukav
True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep. Leon Jouhaux
Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry. Bret Harte
I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul. Dick Dale
Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person - a door which you may not even have known was there. That's what I feel with my son. There's suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. Kyle MacLachlan
When I have a job to do, time means nothing. I lose patience with people who work on a clock. Don Cornelius
I would say I'm a boss who's learning, and I hope people have the patience for the fact that I'm learning along the way because that's a tough thing. Sophia Amoruso
In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there's no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: implementing after-school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas. Dan Hill
I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting. Robert Falcon Scott
When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause. Douglas Rushkoff
Patience is the secret to good food. Gail Simmons
Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience. Lexa Doig
I think we can all use a little more patience. I get a little impatient sometimes and I wish I didn't. I really need to be more patient. Ryan Reynolds
In my experience, not just in shooting films but in the commercials I've done, initially, it's very exciting for the community, and its a real novelty. Very quickly, though, they realize there's a buck to be had, and it becomes annoying, and they lose their patience pretty quick. John Curran
Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden
Movies require a lot of patience. I like instant results. If I have done something that's not funny at all, the audience will let me know in two seconds. With the movie, I will have to wait nine months to know if I was that bad. Vir Das
Find patience in the breath of life. Ryunosuke Satoro
When you're a crime reporter, you see the nub of what life's about, and you don't have much patience for the falsity of politics. Heather Brooke
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example. Phaedrus
The greatest power is often simple patience. E. Joseph Cossman
Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving. Paulina Porizkova
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. Thomas Fuller
Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked. Abdus Salam
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
I've learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work. Greg Behrendt
I've been accused of riding roughshod over others' emotions, and I admit, when I feel a friend is being over-indulgent, my patience is in short supply. Mariella Frostrup
No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing. William Shakespeare
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill
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
I make really good pasta sauce. The secret to getting it right is just patience and love. Banks
That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people. Ray Harryhausen
I don't have a lot of patience for movies that aren't cleanly told. Jon Favreau
Opera is complex for those who perform it, but also for those who listen to it. It takes more time, more patience and more spirit of sacrifice. All this is well worth it because opera offers such deep sensations that they will remain in a heart for a lifetime. Andrea Bocelli
Earlier, looking lighter or slimmer never mattered to me. Frankly, I didn't care. I had more important things to do. But when I figured that it's not that hard, and I have the time, passion and patience to take it up, I jumped onto the health-wagon. I started working out. Kajol
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones
I don't know the definition of a star; I am just an actor. I prefer doing hard work, as I feel luck can't do much in absence of hard work. I am a lazy person - when I entered into this industry, I thought it was a cakewalk, but I have realised it needs a lot of patience and hard work. Emraan Hashmi
Sometimes things aren't clear right away. That's where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. Mary Pierce
Generations of gun owners have taught their sons and daughters that it takes as much patience and skill to be a good shot as it does to be a good steward of a powerful weapon. Gabrielle Giffords
Al Unser Sr. was one of the smartest drivers I've ever raced against. And I often said, I wish I could've had some of his patience. I know it would have worked for me many times. Mario Andretti
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
Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days. Joshua Slocum
The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. Erik Erikson
I don't have a lot of patience for boring arthouse movies. Zoe Kazan
Americans have less and less patience for the intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years. Frank Rich
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
Patience doesn't mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that's unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with. Sharon Salzberg
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
The moment a large investor doesn't believe a government will pay back its debt when it says it will, a crisis of confidence could develop. Investors have scant patience for the years of good governance - politically fraught fiscal restructuring, austerity and debt rescheduling - it takes to defuse a sovereign-debt crisis. Andrew Ross Sorkin
With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that's how most bonfires begin - as a simple spark. Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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
Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country? Andrew Greeley
The principle part of faith is patience. George MacDonald
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. Edith Sitwell
The overwhelming message of the Atonement is the perfect love the Savior has for each and all of us. It is a love which is full of mercy, patience, grace, equity, long-suffering, and, above all, forgiving. James E. Faust
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
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
Difficult years lie ahead, patience is required. Yiannis Stournaras
I don't have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated nonsense about what's appropriate or attractive. Anthony Bourdain
This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance. Pope Francis I
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
When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it's a lot of hard work and patience. You can't play for five or ten years and be a legend. It takes longer than that. Burning Spear
Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. Menachem Mendel Schneerson
A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience. Stanley Baldwin
Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior. Charles Sturt
An Englishman bears with patience any ridicule which foreigners cast upon him. John Bull never laughs so loudly as when he laughs at himself; but the Americans are nationally sensitive and cannot endure that good-humoured raillery which jests at their weaknesses and foibles. Isabella Bird
My mother is a ball of fire in the world, and I love that about her. But what I have learned from my stepdad is something as important, which is patience and compassion. Because when you are living with someone else, those two qualities go a long way. Justin Timberlake
I couldn't be a director because I couldn't put up with the actors. I don't have the patience. Why, I'd probably kill the actors. Not to mention some of the beautiful actresses. Spencer Tracy
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
So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out. Martin Yan
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. Thomas Hardy
The best thing Jay-Z ever taught me was patience. Rita Ora
I have so little patience with the whole Y.A. book thing. As far as I'm concerned, you either read books for children or you read books for adults. Richard K. Morgan
Raising children uses every bit of your being - your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them. Nicole Ari Parker
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. George Savile
I have very little patience with children. Mem Fox
Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear. Peter Stuyvesant
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
Genius is patience. Isaac Newton
Patience is sorrow's salve. Charles Churchill
To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. Henri Nouwen
Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience. Damian Lewis
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. George Santayana
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
I have no patience for anyone who thinks they've figured things out, no patience for people who think they're right at the expense of everyone else. The world is too connected and too complicated to conform to any of our rigid ideas of what it should be like. Moby
I think I have more patience now than I did in the past. T. Boone Pickens
A career in showbiz is like a distance run. You have to have patience and pace yourself. Tate Donovan
With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda
No one who strives with full faith and heart for the blessings of eternal life will be denied. And how great will be the joy and how much deeper the appreciation then after enduring in patience and faith now. Henry B. Eyring
There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them. Larry Hagman
When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now? Ted Cruz
He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience. William Golding
Patience means restraining one's inclinations. Tokugawa Ieyasu
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
All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it. Thomas A. Kempis
For many years, I tried to make New Year's resolutions. I made lists and shot for great heights: I would show altruism and exert moral strength, patience and all those other great attributes. Henry Rollins
I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient. Gertrude Stein
I have no regrets about not having children. I still wait for the pang of guilt, but I have none. I tune into the television show 'Nanny 911' occasionally which reminds me how much patience and love it take to be a good parent. Amanda Donohoe
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. Barbara Johnson
In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us. Wesley Morris
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. Laurence J. Peter
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. Virgil
The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience. Kevin Hart
Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair. Matthew Arnold
I've never had the patience of a teacher. Josh Turner
A nation may be born in a day, but the great truths which make for the glory and uplift of the race only through long ages permeate and control humanity. We must have the divine patience and understand the divine mathematics of a thousand years as one day. David Josiah Brewer
You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge. Judith Light
I'm very caring with animals. I think patience is a big deal, because animals are always jumping around. I love to take care of people, so I think I'd be a good vet. I always wanted to be a vet when I was little. Jennifer Love Hewitt
If I am told to be at a shoot at 10 A.M., I am ready on time. By 11:30, I lose my patience. After that, I keep threatening to leave the sets if they don't begin soon. It works sometimes. Emraan Hashmi
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
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
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
A man with a silver spoon may get his share of supporters, but he can never be an inspiration for somebody! Patience and hard work are the key to every man's success. Kailash Kher
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
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
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. Hyman Rickover
I think as more people use the phones to access the Internet, they have a lot less patience for trying to find things on the search engines. That is because you need to figure a lot of things out for search to work. Adam D'Angelo
If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything. Ilie Nastase
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. Hal Borland
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
I've said my patience is not infinite. Darrell Issa
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. Thomas Huxley
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. Phillips Brooks
Honestly, I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense, but I always liked the kind of big questions. Andrew Bird
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. David Mallet
The term 'alpha female' originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions. Frans de Waal
Speaking from my experience as a person involved for a long time in building the European Union, it is important to have patience and efforts to build a community of nations. Giorgio Napolitano
I'm patient. Michael Jordan
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. George Jackson
For me, most writing consists of siphoning out useless pre-story matter, cutting and cutting and cutting, what seems to be endless rewriting, and what is entailed in all that is patience, and waiting, and false starts, and dead ends, and really, in a way, nerve. Deborah Eisenberg
Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it's the patience of a marathon runner. Robert Herjavec
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
I'm terrible with patience. Katherine Heigl
I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you're able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something... it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. Joyce Meyer
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. William Penn
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off. Nicholas Brendon
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better. Herman Hesse
Patience has never been my strong suit. Michael Chiklis
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? Paul Sweeney
The very important thing you should have is patience. Jack Ma
An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person. Vladimir Kramnik
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
Because I'm the author of my screenplays I know what I'm looking for. It's true that I can be stubborn in demanding that I get what I want, but it's also a question of working with patience and love. Michael Haneke
Science is to be much commended for the ingenuity, the patience, and the persistency it displays in the invention of instruments wherewith to ferret out the secrets of nature. Max Heindel
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
I'm not about my breasts; I'm just about good health, OK. I'm not afraid of doing what I need to do to stay here. I really don't understand women who are in denial, who don't want to go for a mammogram. I think it's stupidity. Sorry. I have no patience for that. Jaclyn Smith
As a young boy, I read 'Cheaper by the Dozen' and immediately became neurotic about my use of time. It taxed me severely, but only for the next 50 years. But I think it also allowed me to discipline myself to sit in the chair and be a writer, where one of the most needed qualities is patience. Ridley Pearson
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. Francis Bacon
I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I've got a cat I can't keep off the sofa. It's real. On a bad day, I'm reading 'Acts of Faith.' Iyanla Vanzant
Patience can be a good thing - but not necessarily. Sometimes it's not so bad to be impatient. I'm a little bit too polite. Helen Mirren
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. Soren Kierkegaard
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue. Ambrose Bierce
I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here. Paul Bremer
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet. Jesse Jackson
Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. Joyce Meyer
When I was 20, I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience. Elisha Cuthbert
I haven't got a lot of patience. Jeffrey Katzenberg
What I relish most is when a member of my staff, who has worked with passion and patience towards achieving their dream of owning a restaurant, walks up to me and says, 'Nobu! I have done it!' Nobu Matsuhisa
I think God's really blessed me with patience. I'm good with a lot of things going on at once. Niki Taylor
I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience. Tyrone Power
My wife makes fun of me by calling me a grandpa because I have very little patience for inconsiderate children. So if we're walking in the mall, and some kid goes by really fast on a skateboard, I become the grumpiest eighty-five-year-old man in the world and start screaming at them. Rob McClure
Deep down, I know that I am a child of God who has inherited divine capacities; some of them I strive to develop, others are left languishing. I also have a human side. I lose my temper, lose patience and sometimes judge others and myself. Mary Manin Morrissey
I've always been a person with patience, and I don't like to force things. Harry Shum, Jr.
Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. Eknath Easwaran
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
When I worked with wildlife a lot in the Eighties and Nineties, I learnt the meaning of patience. And when I worked with trees, I learned the meaning of humility. James Balog
I think both running and science reflect certain character traits. I have endurance, patience, and ambition. I'm willing to work hard toward a goal, to push myself and overcome limits. Running and science both let me express these traits. Wolfgang Ketterle
The key to sauces is having patience. I'm not a patient woman, but I learned with sauces that you have to get everything on a slow roll and layer the flavors. That's where you get robust tastes: it starts one way and ends another. Kelis
Patience is passion tamed. Lyman Abbott
People need patience. It takes time to build a brand. Carmen Busquets
It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form. Hart Crane
I have an equal amount of patience as my grade-school children, which is not great. Mike D
Because of my capacity for listening to strangers' tales, or the details of their lives, my patience with their food and their crotchets, my curiosity that borders on nosiness, I am told that anyone traveling with me experiences an unbelievable tedium, and this is why I choose to travel alone. Paul Theroux
Let us wait in patience for the Christ-child whose own life depended on the lives of Mary and Joseph. The Word of God was made flesh. He came so that we might experience the fullness of time. Stanley Hauerwas
To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days. George Tenet
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts. James Russell Lowell
The principal reason for the universe's poker face is that its constituents are far away. Stars careen through space, and galaxies spin at speeds thousands of times faster than a jet plane. But given their distance, you'd need the patience of Job to notice much change in their appearance or position. Seth Shostak
What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time. Winona LaDuke
He preacheth patience that never knew pain. Henry George Bohn
As wonderful as they were, my parents didn't teach me anything about self-discipline, concentration, patience, or focus. If I hadn't had a family myself, I probably never would've done anything. Marriage taught me responsibility. Dick Van Dyke
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
I think all musicians have at one time or another experienced one physical problem or another. I have had tendinitis a couple of times, so I try to be really careful. It takes patience and persistence to overcome injury. Yo-Yo Ma
Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again. David D. Burns
Of course I would never compare myself to someone who actually went through a war, but I definitely matured shooting 'The Pacific.' I'm more calm and I have more patience. Rami Malek
To anybody who says to me, 'I'm in character,' I say, 'You should be in an asylum.' If you don't know that you're pretending, then you should really seek medical help. I don't have patience for that stuff. D. B. Sweeney
The notion that patience is a virtue is something you don't fully appreciate until you're a parent. You need endless patience with little ones. Deirdre O'Kane
Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience. Chris Pine
Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals. David A. Bednar
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. Isaac Newton
I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it. David Duchovny
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller
Being a father has fulfilled me in parts of my life that sustain me. It gives me a comfort and patience. All actors have this hole inside that they're trying to fill by performing. I'm anxious to keep creating, but I'm not so desperate any more because I have the love and support of my kids and wife. John C. Reilly
Kids teach you a lot of patience. Mona Singh
Patience was not my strong point. Lauren Bacall
The patience that goes with the game, the little things that go along with the game, you have so much more time to think in golf than you do in football - you have to keep your thoughts positive. I'm not sure I've got that mastered. John Elway
If you believe indeed in the Lord Jesus for the salvation of your soul, if you walk uprightly and do not regard iniquity in your heart, if you continue to wait patiently, and believingly upon God; then answers will surely be given to your prayers. George Muller
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent. Ralph Fiennes
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. Charles Caleb Colton
Patience is the best medicine. John Florio
I don't have much patience with sick people. Maura Tierney
I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise. Rachel Nichols
Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will - that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us. Saint Ignatius
The two biggest things that translate from the pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance. When you're on the mound, you have to take the game one pitch at a time, regardless of the score, and that approach helps when I'm in the woods or on the water as well. Jon Lester
My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them - their patience, their warmth, their dedication. Gustavo Dudamel
No, I wouldn't direct a movie, no. I couldn't. I don't have the patience for it, I don't have the people skills. You have to be clever. I'm not really clever in that kind of way. And you have to be able to manipulate people, but at the same time allow them to feel like they are manipulating you, to get the kind of movie that you want. Nick Cave
Patience was not something that came naturally to me, but in cooking it is the quintessential skill. Gail Simmons
I think film requires a lot more patience and concentration and each day you're keeping the entire picture in your head throughout a two to three month film shoot. Whereas TV, especially half hour, is like doing a play a week or live theater. Shawnee Smith
I've worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being 'normal' has been so important to me. Kenny Loggins
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. Elizabeth Edwards
The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited. Tom Lantos
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience. Thomas Perry
Golf is all about patience - one tournament is four days long, 18 holes a day. Lindsey Vonn
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. May Sarton
Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. Ricky Martin
Writing novels is largely about endurance and patience. I take a lot of breaks, hit walls, and go do something else while I think things through. But I do it every day, and I try to treat it as a job, something that is not dictated by whimsy or muses. Adam Mansbach
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. Swami Sivananda
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. Arnold H. Glasow
The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Tokugawa Ieyasu
Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, we've influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children. Clyde Edgerton
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Plautus
Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo
Patience is the companion of wisdom. Saint Augustine
It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art. Pauline Kael
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams
There was a solid year and a half, perhaps two years, after making 'Temple Grandin,' when I didn't do anything. I just didn't have much patience for roles that were silly, or light, or inconsequential. Claire Danes
The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you. Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. Joseph Addison
You know, writing is really difficult, and it takes a real patience and a skill. I don't know if I have that. I admire it in others, so much, and I envy it. Adam Scott
Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot. Elihu Root
It's amazing. My kids have grown me in ways I never knew possible. The patience I've received and the love I get from them is just amazing. Candace Cameron Bure
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. Moliere
When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn't mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights. Ismail Haniyeh
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy
The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience. Brett Eldredge
I make a mean pecan pie, and I have a great recipe for pralines - also using pecans. Pralines take a lot of patience, and patience is a must in the duck blind as well as in the kitchen. Good things come to those who wait. Phil Robertson
One of the things I've been taught by Native American elders is the importance of patience, of waiting to do things when the time is right. Joseph Bruchac
Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Tertullian
I don't really have the patience to do my hair, which is why it's always parted down the middle, slicked, in a low ponytail or a messy high bun. I'm too lazy to do my own hair, but I like doing my makeup. Gigi Hadid
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while. Ambrose Bierce
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Abused patience turns to fury. Thomas Fuller
I have a business manager and a book-keeper who deals with our household bills. My husband and I sit down with her for a weekly report on how much money is going out, but I'm not terribly interested, and I don't have the patience for it. Jane Green
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience. Chuck Tanner
I would be horrible at Twitter. I wouldn't know the answer to fans' questions half the time - and the patience involved! I couldn't imagine. I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say. Jim Parsons
I have no patience at all. Alan Sugar
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland
Punk rock has never really had much patience with musical virtuosity. Actually, it'd be more accurate to say that for most of its history, punk has been actively hostile to virtuosity. James Surowiecki
I'm patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer. Brett Hull
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. Saint Francis de Sales
When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. Helen Hayes
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
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself. Baltasar Gracian
He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves. Major Taylor
The writer's secret is not inspiration - for it is never clear where it comes from - it is his stubbornness, his patience. Orhan Pamuk
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice. Holbrook Jackson
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
There's not a lot of room anymore for what I call 'made-up' drama. The drama comes from real places now - marriage takes work and focus, the kid stuff takes patience and commitment. And if you don't grow as people and as a couple, within all of that, then you've got some real drama. Jeremy Sisto
With care and patience, people may accomplish things which, to an indolent person, would appear impossible. Dorothea Dix
Endurance is patience concentrated. Thomas Carlyle
Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince - so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he's no Prince Charming! Anne Hathaway
Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. CeeLo Green
The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards. Charles Stanley
If I spent all my time criticising myself, I wouldn't be able to function. There are actors who theorise till the cows come home. I haven't the patience for them. It's maybe shallow, but that's why I'll never be part of the acting set. Anthony Hopkins
I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television. Bob Woodward
The perfect ham and cheese sandwich is all about focusing on quality ingredients and about simple techniques. You start with great bread, a well-cured ham and a sharp local cheese, and the rest is easy. A little butter in a pan and a little patience - in the end you'll have a sandwich that is at once comforting and delicious. Daniel Humm
A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn. David Wilkerson
If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down. Debra Winger
Honestly, Americans are more open-minded and have the patience and the time for new types of music. In Australia and New Zealand, you must earn your place. Gin Wigmore
The difference between rearing a child in your 20s and one in your 50s is one of patience. Iman
A philosopher goes where the truth leads and has no patience with mere emotion. John C. Wright
I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people. John Wooden
A certain amount of impatience may be useful to stimulate and motivate us to action. However, I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today. Joseph B. Wirthlin
The Lord, Jesus Christ, is our perfect example of patience. Joseph B. Wirthlin
I think there's not much patience for organized labour, period, public or private sector. Kathleen Wynne
Hopelessness has surprised me with patience. Margaret J. Wheatley
I've been called Mr. Patient Money because I have the patience to work through challenging circumstances. N. Murray Edwards
Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. Naomi Wolf
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. Paulo Coelho
With marriage and fatherhood, I've finally found two fixed points in my life. They've taught me patience. They've also taught me that I don't need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme. Pete Wentz
My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker. Robert Wise
Humility is attentive patience. Simone Weil
Right-wing extremism is all about patience. That is, until it makes its move, and then it is sudden and explosive. Steven Weber
Talent is required, but much of writing is a matter of craft, which develops with time, attention, patience and practice, like playing an instrument or learning to dance. Susan Wiggs
I've no patience for people who say they never watch television. It's a great way to keep in touch with popular culture, and it's important that children can relate to what their schoolmates are watching. Terry Wogan
I don't think patience is something that any of us grow up with in a large dose. It's a world of instant gratification. Tim Cope