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170 Inspirational Patience Quotes

“patience truly is a virtue.” It injects a never give up kind of attitude which will lift our spirits. For acquiring this virtue, here we collected the best patience quotes and sayings. Quotes that will make you rethink how you live your life and remind you that patience truly is a virtue.

170 Patience Quotes

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

“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 biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience.” – Brett Eldredge

“Stay patient and trust the journey.”

“The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Patience is sister to meekness, and humility is its mother.” – Proverb

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

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

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

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

“Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.” – Elliot Paul

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

“I’ve been called Mr Patient Money because I have the patience to work through challenging circumstances.” – N. Murray Edwards

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

“Genius is patience.” – Isaac Newton

“Experience has taught me this that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.” – Michel de Montaigne

“He who says Patience, says Courage, Endurance, Strength.” – Marie Dubsky

“Patience:  A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.” – Ambrose Bierce

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

“At the bottom of patience, one finds heaven.” – Kanuri

“Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A. Milne

“There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honours too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.” – Jean de la Bruyere

“I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.” – Louise Hay

“Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day! You wear yourself out for nothing. In many and many away! Why are you nervous and fretty When things do not move along fast; Why let yourself get excited Over things that will soon be past.” – Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

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

“Tell her to look sharp about sending an answer… if she keeps me waiting long after that letter’s sent, I shall go off pop, like a bottle of ginger-beer; I know I shall—string won’t hold me, nor wire either.” – Frank Smedley

“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” – James J. Corbett

“Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.” – Hrithik Roshan

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion for reaching for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“Patience is a conquering virtue.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

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

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

“I have learned that I do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it’s up to me to choose to develop them.” – Joyce Meyer

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” – Hal Borland

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

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

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

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas Père

“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

“Patience is the road to wisdom.” – Kao Kalia Yang

“For anything worth having one must pay the price, and the price always works, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” – John Burroughs

“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” – Brian Adams

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

“Find patience in the breath of life.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

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

“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.” – Swahili Proverb

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll

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

“Kids teach you a lot of patience.” – Mona Singh

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

“People are stubborn about what they perceive to be the right thing or the wrong thing, and it takes a long time to filter this human condition. There’s a waiting period until people catch up. But if you have patience – which it takes when someone thinks differently from you – everybody always catches up. That patience is a wonderful virtue.” – Johnny Mathis

“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” – Thomas a Kempis

“Find patience, or it will never find you.” – Mike Dolan

“Struggles often serve to release the wisdom, patience, and strength we all possess but too seldom demonstrate.” – Jim Stovall

“The principle part of faith is patience.” – George MacDonald

“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

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

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

“Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness; they are signs of strength.”

“Patience is also a form of action.” – Auguste Rodin

“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

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

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in a 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 is the ability to count down before you blast off.”

“Half the annoyances of life will disappear if one is only patient under them. Almost all the other half will go the same way if one does not worry over the.” – Frank A. De Puy

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

“No one has the patience for love except their own.” – Marjorie Celona

“Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.” – Francis Bacon

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

“If there be one attribute of the Deity which astonishes me more than another, it is the attribute of patience. The Great Soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry. In the realm of nature, everything has been wrought out in the supreme consciousness of infinite leisure; and I bless God for that geology which gives me a key to the patience in which the creative process was effective.” – Timothy Titcomb

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“An alternative to love is not hated, but patience.” – Santosh Kalwar

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

“Bear patiently with a rival.” – Ovid

“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

“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” – Marvin J. Ashton

“Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.” – John Ruskin

“Writing is good; thinking is better. Cleverness is good; patience is better.” – Herman Hesse

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

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

“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

“Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.”

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”

“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt

“Patience is better than wisdom: an ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. All men praise patience, but few enough can practise it; it is a medicine which is good for all diseases, and therefore every old woman recommends it, but it is not every garden that grows the herbs to make it wit.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

“Awaiting a person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

“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

“When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience.” – Scott Curran

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

“Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand.”

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

“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”

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

“All good things come to he who waits.” – Proverb

“Patience is poultice for all wounds.” – Irish Proverb

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

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.” – William Shakespeare

“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk

“If you take it to step by step, you shall least miss a step!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” – Croft M. Pentz

“The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.” – Solomon Ibn Gabirol

“Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.” – Neal A. Maxwell

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

“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. God is awake.” – Victor Hugo

“Patience is a key element of success.” – Bill Gates

“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner, you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

“An ounce of patience is worth a pound of the brain.” – Dutch Proverb

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

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

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

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

“Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc de Clapiers

“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, of exercising the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” – Paulo Coelho

“It takes patience to listen. It takes skill to pretend you’re listening.” – Harmon Okinyo

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

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

“Learning patience was not an easy lesson.” – Michael Douglas

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”

“Patience is a virtue; virtue is a grace; Both put together to make a beautiful face.”

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

“Patience is the virtue of an ass that trots beneath his burden, and is quiet.” – George Granville

“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

“There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is to have patience. The second is to be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.” – Chuck Tanner

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“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

“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience, and it takes a lot of faith, but it’s worth the wait.”

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

“If you have patience, then you’ll also have love. Patience leads to love.” – Mata Amritanandamayi

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

“Be patient; good things take time.”

“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

“Patience is the key to contentment.” – The Prophet Muhammad

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

“Patience is not just about waiting for something. It’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.” – David G. Allen

“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson

“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

“A man who masters patience masters everything else.”

“Patience is the key to paradise.” – Turkish Proverb

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

“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

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my way in the end.” – Margaret Thatcher

“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

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

“When it comes to working, I have a lot of patience, but otherwise, I am quite impatient.” – Kratika Sengar

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

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

“To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.” – Henri Nouwen

“Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment – that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.” – Sasha Banks

“Patience teaches us to turn provocations into invocations, to transform frustrations into celebrations.” – William Arthur Ward

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

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” – Lao Tzu

“An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person.” – Vladimir Kramnik

“It is only the long and patient road that leads to anywhere.” – Muriel Strode

“Be patient. Everything is coming together.”

“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 to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung

“There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.” – Cesar Chavez

“Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden

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

“The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience.” – Kevin Hart

“Quite honestly, most people are quick to “write someone off.” But our God is a God of the second chance. Learn from One who is patient with you, and you’ll learn to be patient with others.” – Woodrow Kroll

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

“I think patience is a skill, and I wish I had it.” – David Duchovny

“Patience is the best medicine.” – John Florio

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

“The essential thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma

“Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.” – Lord Chesterfield

Originally published October 10, 2019, updated September 29, 2021 is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Please see our disclosure for more info.

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