Quotes and Sayings about Patience
"Patience is passion tamed."
- Lyman Abbott
(Related: Passion, Patience)
"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
(Related: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Perseverance, Difficulties, Effect, Obstacles, Patience)
"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
(Related: Blessings, Disappointments, Patience)
"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
(Related: Doubt, Patience, Respect, Writer, Writers)
"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
(Related: Time, Cats, Limitations, Patience)
"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
(Related: Imperfection, Patience, Sin, Wrongs)
"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
(Related: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)
"Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Despair, Patience)
"Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Paradise, Impatience)
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Wisdom, Patience)
"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Soul, Patience, Possession)
"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
(Related: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)
"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
(Related: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)
"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
(Related: People, Values, Patience, Years)
"Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Patience, Planning, Revenge, Worth)
"Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Virtue, Patience)
"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
(Related: Car, Love, Open, Parents, Patience, Treasure)
"If public opinion still endorses military action that's one thing, but if they wait maybe it will not. So it's not only impatience, but there are several other factors."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Action, Impatience, Military, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)
"He preacheth patience that never knew pain."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Pain, Patience)
"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Meaning, Patience, Persistence, Trees)
"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Strength, Company, Patience, Trees)
"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
(Related: Faith, War, Patience)
"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
(Related: Hope, Effect, Luck, Patience, Waiting)
"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
(Related: Success, People, Courage, Democracy, Months, Patience)
"If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Impatience, Interest, Man, News, Profit, Public, Tears)
"Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Impatience, Intuition, Logic)
"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
(Related: Mother, Future, Old, Patience, Weakness)
"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
(Related: Haste, Man, Patience, Road)
"Our patience will achieve more than our force."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Force, Patience, Will)
"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
(Related: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)
"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
(Related: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)
"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
(Related: Men, Pain, Patience, Will)
"Endurance is patience concentrated."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Endurance, Patience)
"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
(Related: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)
"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
(Related: Beauty, Purpose, Patience, Question)
"There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Work, Acceptance, Day, Hard work, Patience)
"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Business, Quality, Man, Patience)
"Patience is sorrow's salve."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Patience, Sorrow)
"Patience is the art of hoping."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Art, Patience)
"This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Man, Patience, Resolution, Woman)
"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Strength, Impatience, Ruin, Support, Weakness)
"Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily."
- James J. Corbett
(Related: Patience, Skill)
"The greatest power is often simple patience."
- E. Joseph Cossman
(Related: Power, Patience)
"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
(Related: Time, Energy, Order, Patience)
"I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Music, Anger, Soul, Frustration, Patience, Play)
"Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Alcohol, Infinite, Patience, Stupidity)
"Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: God, Abundance, Parents, Patience)
"Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it."
- Eknath Easwaran
(Related: Work, Building, Day, Patience)
"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
(Related: Strength, Being, Patience)
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Quality, Patience)
"Patience is the best medicine."
- John Florio
(Related: Medicine, Patience)
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Time, Strength, Passion, Patience)
"He that can have patience can have what he will."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Patience, Will)
"All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer."
- Thomas Fuller
"Abused patience turns to fury."
- Thomas Fuller
"We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: People, Courage, Determination, American, Patience)
"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."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, Time, End, Living, Patience, Will, Worth)
"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
(Related: Patience, Project, World)
"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Key, Patience)
"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
(Related: Patience, Right, Weakness)
"He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience."
- William Golding
(Related: Patience, Sea)
"Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Power, Patience, Will)
"Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?"
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: People, American, Country, Patience, Suffering)
"There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Life, Patience)
"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
(Related: Perseverance, Victory, Dedication, Now, Pain, Patience, Voice)
"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Courage, Patience, Timidity)
"That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: People, Patience)
"Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry."
- Bret Harte
(Related: Time, Eye, Patience, Will)
"When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: Coffee, Patience, Tolerance, Traveling)
"Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Cleverness, Patience, Thinking, Writing)
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Success, Patience, Persistence)
"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
- David Hobson
(Related: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)
"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
"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
(Related: Success, Time, Effort, Man, Patience)
"Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience."
- Kin Hubbard
"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
(Related: Life, Peace, Courage, Patience, Sleep)
"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Cleverness, Patience, Tenacity, Weight, Worth)
"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Love, Nothing, Patience)
"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."
- George Jackson
(Related: Cowardice, Limits, Patience)
"Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Cowardice, Limits, Patience)
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Trust, Garden, Patience)
"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears."
- Barbara Johnson
(Related: Ability, Patience)
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Children, Patience)
"No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience."
- Star Jones
(Related: Compassion, Compromise, Patience)
"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
(Related: Nature, Lying, Measure, Patience)
"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
(Related: Life, Darkness, Meaning, Measure, Patience, Sadness, Word)
"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
(Related: Art, Artists, Patience)
"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
(Related: Goals, End, Patience, Persistence, Writers)
"I haven't got a lot of patience."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
"Patience is the art of concealing your impatience."
- Guy Kawasaki
(Related: Art, Impatience)
"Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity."
- James Keller
(Related: Adversity, Impatience, London, Sentiment, Spirits, Years)
"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Men, Patience, Practice)
"Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown."
- Soren Kierkegaard
"Heaven grant us patience with a man in love."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Love, Heaven, Man, Patience)
"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
"The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: American, Patience, Public, Will)
"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: First, Patience)
"You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge."
- Judith Light
(Related: Peace, Example, Patience)
"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
(Related: Love, Mourning, Patience, Suffering, Understanding, World)
"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
(Related: Life, People, Being, Now, Patience)
"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
(Related: Society, Family, Patience, Practice)
"Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Quality, Endurance, Passion, Patience)
"The principle part of faith is patience."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Faith, Patience)
"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
(Related: Politics, First, Intellect, Patience, Will)
"Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish."
- David Mallet
(Related: Virtue, Affliction, Honor, Humility, Patience)
"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
(Related: Religion, Honor, Patience, Weight)
"Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work."
- Peter Marshall
(Related: Work, Patience)
"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
(Related: Faith, Acceptance, Direction, Patience, World)
"Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Virtue, Patience)
"Genius is eternal patience."
(Related: Genius, Patience)
"My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I've been doing this for twelve years."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Advice, Footsteps, Patience, Years)
"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."
(Related: Behavior, Insults, Man, Moderation, Patience)
"Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Independence, Impatience)
"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
(Related: People, American, Commitment, Cooperation, Defense, Enemy, Patience, Play, Vigilance)
"If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything."
- Ilie Nastase
(Related: Confidence, Patience)
"Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age."
- Elliot Paul
(Related: Age, Women, Middle age, Patience)
"Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains."
- William Penn
(Related: Faith, Diligence, Mountains, Patience)
"Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Experience, Work, Chastity, Hard work, Patience, Pretty, Reading)
"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Fortune, Misfortune, Patience)
"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Patience, Trouble)
"I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience."
- Tyrone Power
(Related: Monument, Patience, Public)
"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
(Related: Anger, Patience)
"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
(Related: Age, Trust, Charity, Nothing, Patience, Skill)
"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."
- Hyman Rickover
(Related: Ideas, Patience, Practice)
"We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Patience, Vanity)
"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
(Related: Men, Time, War, Patience)
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
"Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Beauty, Strength, Endurance, Patience)
"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy."
"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
(Related: Quality, Patience, Physics)
"Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: First, Patience)
"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Patience, Spirits, Unhappiness)
"Impatience translates itself into a desire to have something immediate done about it all, and, as is generally the case with impatience, resolves itself in the easiest way that lies ready to hand."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Desire, Impatience, Lies)
"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
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Grace, Help, Patience)
"Find patience in the breath of life."
- Ryunosuke Satoro
(Related: Life, Patience)
"A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else."
- George Savile
(Related: Man, Patience)
"I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Patience, Trying, Waiting)
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"
- William Shakespeare
"No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Nothing, Patience, Will)
"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
(Related: Thought, Now, Patience)
"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
(Related: Thought, Chance, Patience)
"I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient."
- Gertrude Stein
"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
(Related: People, Communication, Kindness, Now, Patience, Will)
"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
(Related: Patience, Treatment)
"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
(Related: Society, Patience)
"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
(Related: First, Patience, Secrets)
"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Time, Patience, Waiting, Years)
"No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Fortune, Impatience, Man, Poor)
"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
(Related: Success, Courage, Perseverance, Patience, Prejudice, Will)
"Hope is patience with the lamp lit."
(Related: Hope, Patience)
"My worst quality is impatience."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Quality, Impatience)
"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Time, Patience)
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Change, Dream, Strength, Passion, Patience, Stars, World)
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Compassion, Patience, Simplicity)
"Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Sympathy, Kindness, Patience)
"A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience."
- John Updike
(Related: People, Patience, Weight)
"The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Impatience, Laziness)
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."
- George Washington
(Related: History, Men, Women, Patience)
"Humility is attentive patience."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Humility, Patience)
"Hopelessness has surprised me with patience."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
"My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding."
- Wil Wheaton
(Related: Experience, Wife, Compassion, Patience, Understanding, Universe)
"We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around."
- Ryan White
(Related: Faith, Family, Education, Patience, Understanding)
"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
(Related: Age, Computer, Internet, Patience, Years)
"My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker."
- Robert Wise
(Related: Perseverance, Passion, Patience)
"I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Patience, Television)
"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
(Related: Cooking, Kids, Patience)
"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
(Related: Humor, Music, Memory, Patience, Play, Reality, Sense)
"It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Politics, Courtesy, Decency, Patience, Politeness, Practice)