ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #26--- Patience

Updated on December 5, 2015

Quotations on Patience

Faith, Hope and Love in a quiet, sociable hour worked together and created Patience.

‑‑‑H.W. Knickerbocker, Houston Post‑Dispatch, Houston, Texas, Oct. 26, 1931.

Success in most circumstances calls for precise timing of one's action, and this in turn calls for patience.

---Woodrow Wilson, quoted by Napoleon Hill, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Aug. 23, 1956.

The best way to gain patience is to guard against the imp of impatience.

---Edmund J. Kiefer, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., May 27, 1961.

Patience is character’s visible means of support.

---Edmund J. Kiefer, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., May 16, 1963.

To learn to be patient, one first must learn to be loving.

---Edmund J. Kiefer, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 13, 1963.

To be patient with others is part of gracious living.

---Edmund J. Kiefer, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 30, 1963.

One is never more gainfully employed than in the cultivation of patience.

---Edmund J. Kiefer, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., June 12, 1964.

Patience with others is the measure of one’s resources of heart and mind.

---Edmund J. Kiefer, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., July 5, 1967.

Patience produces peace.

---Elijah Powell Brown, The Press-Democrat, Hennessey, Okla., March 27, 1903.

Patience and earnestness are passwords to success.

---Elijah Powell Brown, Polk County News, Columbia, N.C., June 25, 1903.

When you become impatient you are in danger of becoming rebellious.

---Elijah Powell Brown, Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., March 1, 1892.

Impatience is the worse foe of improvement.

—Henry F. Cope, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash., Nov. 27, 1910.

Patience is one of the divinest of the divinest arts.

---Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 19, 1938.

Patience is the open door to friendship. Patience is the trademark of self-mastery. Patience is the beginning of knowledge. Patience is the highway of happiness.

---Roy L. Smith, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 10, 1932.

Impatient people always waste enormous stores of energy. Impatient people never know the spirit of content. Impatient people are usually suffering from clutch trouble. Impatient people are seldom easy to live with. Impatient people have no one to blame but themselves. How great is the magic of patience in righting a wrong.

---Roy L. Smith, Buffalo Courier-Express, Buffalo, N.Y., Dec. 4, 1940.

This would be a fine old world if all the men showed as much patience as they do when waiting for a fish to bite.

‑‑‑Clifton N. Memmott, Uintah Basin Standard, Roosevelt, Utah, Nov. 29, 1962.

Patience is the surest remedy against calumny; time, sooner or later, will disclose the truth.

---Theophile Meerschaert, The Indian Advocate, Sacred Heart, Okla., August 1902.

Patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too.

---Theophile Meerschaert, The Indian Advocate, Sacred Heart, Okla., September 1902.

The perfection of patience is the perfection of character.

‑‑‑A.W. Lamar, Christian Index, Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16,1897 .

Patience is love in the school of life.

‑‑‑T.W. Phillips, Jr., The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, La., June 8, 1925.

Patience involves tranquil waiting or expectation, the exercise of sustained endurance and perseverance. A patient person is tolerant, tender, undiscouraged.

‑‑‑John L. Hill, The Baptist Training Union Magazine, Nashville, Tenn., April 1954.

Patience is a virtue that accomplishes in us a beneficent work; aye, it does a perfect work. It is the sculptor who puts the finishing touches upon the statue of our character. Patience is not only a grace, it is an energy. It supplies what is lacking in us and completes and crowns our character.

---W.T. McElveen, Houston Daily Post, Houston, Texas, Oct. 2, 1898.

Impatience and vindictiveness go with a thwarted will, an insufficient purpose, an imperfect disposition.

---John W. Day, St. Louis Republic, St. Louis, Mo., March 23, 1903.

Eternal patience is the price of leadership.

---Ernest C. Wareing, Western Christian Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 4, 1923.

Self-control is true leadership, and patience probably is the grandest philosophy.

---Carl J.G. Brown, Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kan., Jan. 14, 1920.

The difference between a leader and a follower is that the leader has an ideal of his own and endeavors to attain it. The leader is not afraid of the laughs of the crowd. It is more important that he stick to that, than listen to the cries of the mob. Patience is the handmaid of practice. Honest effort is a long-term deal, not a sudden burst of virtue. By these standards are developed which become the foundation of leadership.

---Carlysle H. Holcomb , Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Oct. 18, 1952.

When you lose your patience you have lost your mind for the time being.

---Eugene Alexander “Gene” Howe, Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kan., Feb. 4, 1921.

Patience and hope are desirable furnishings to enable one to be tolerant and sympathetic toward others and to prevent discouragement when facing the difficult tasks of life's journey.

‑‑-W.M. Wright, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, May 30, 1938.

Patience is uncomplaining endurance of suffering, of abuse, of bereavement, of disappointment, of disgrace; but it is also the cheerful and persistent facing and conquest of obstacles, it is the steadfast courage which is victorious in apparently irretrievable defeat, and keeps the flag flying in the direst of disasters. It is the soul of all endurance and achievement. We are to rejoice in the tribulations that discipline, develop and perfect it. It transforms trouble into hope. It makes every mountain of difficulty one of vision.

—James E.C. Sawyer, New York Observer, New York, N.Y., Jan. 6, 1910.

The right sort of patience is more than just endurance. It is being continuous in well-doing.

—George W. Truett, Southern Baptist Home Missions, Atlanta, Ga., December 1942.

Patience is brave perseverance.

—William L. Ball, Baptist Message, Shreveport, La., May 16, 1929.

Patience is sustained endurance of what is unpleasant, without petulance.

—Frank Crane, The Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Ill., Aug. 28, 1916.

Patience bears long with another, mindful of one's own weakness.

—Charles S. Medbury, The Register and Leader, Des Moines, Iowa, April 4, 1910.

Impatience or precipitous hurry is related to pride and to egotism. Patience is not a passivity, but a strong endurance in the face of seeming defeat and disappointment; it is a refusal to be crushed by the blows of circumstances. There are many who excuse themselves, saying that if they were in other circumstances they would be more patient. This is a grave mistake, for it assumes that virtue is a matter of geography, and not of moral effort. It makes little difference where we are; it all depends on what we are thinking. What happens to us is not so important as how we react to what happens. Patience is not absence of action. It waits for right principles and in the right way. Patience is not insensibility. It is a result of thought. It is a very active bearing upon oneself under the pressure of calamity. Every man has a soul to save, but this cannot be done except by the steadfast loyalty to the highest and the best.

---Fulton J. Sheen, Knickerbocker News, Albany, N.Y., Oct. 27, 1962.

Genius is only great patience.

---G.G. Foskett, Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1929.

Patience is its own reward, but it brings in its train many other rewards.

---William T. Ellis, Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, N.Y., March 12, 1910.

A patient person possesses and exercises a quiet endurance or forbearance under distress, pain, injury, insult, suspense, delay or other annoyance.

-‑‑William M. Anderson, Sr., Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, April 10, 1921.

Real patience, triumphant patience, is quiet and self-forgetting and inwardly as well as outwardly cheerful. It does not endure hardship merely because it cannot do anything else; but it rejoices in the opportunity to learn life’s deeper lessons.

---William T. Ellis, Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, N.Y., March 12, 1910.

Patience is not a giving up. Patience is active. Patience is peace‑‑the peace that "nothing shall offend." Patience is intelligent, wide‑eyed and full of faith. It is a recognition of the laws by which growth is said to be had, and then a waiting for those laws to operate according to an established order, as when a seed is planted and the harvest made ready for. First must come the getting of the seed, then the act of planting it, then the waiting. All these, and not the waiting alone, go to the making of that patience which is an ideal or a principle.

‑‑‑Lillie Hamilton French, Delineator, New York, N.Y., February 1904.

Patience is a virtue both active and passive. It has the power of enduring calmly, quietly, without passion or excitement, a host of difficulties and trials. On the other hand, it is sustained by a strong purpose, a great aim and a noble hope. It is not inconsistent with holiness of life, well‑directed energy and a reasonable enthusiasm.

‑‑‑William Warren Landrum, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 2, 1915.

Patience is a great and noble virtue. It is one much to be desired. A patient man is a successful man. Lack of patience or rather the opposite of patience is irritation, worry and no accomplishment. Did you ever go to your field or your store or your shop or your office in the morning feeling just like everything was wrong and that ten thousand things we all depending upon you to be done in ten minutes? And did you not experience the worst day of the week as a result? Yes, you did. And it was all because of a lack of patience. It pays to take your time. It is not necessary to waste time in being patient. Quite the contrary, for if one is deliberate, working patiently and thinkingly, no time will be lost. There will be no "slack" in the rope, so to speak, and every moment will be utilized to an advantage and profit. Indeed, one who cultivates patience and who really becomes a patient being as a result of such cultivation, is the most accomplished and accomplishing man or woman among us. If a man is patient, he is prudent, for he takes time to think and will not be rash and unduly adventurous in business and other things. His patience will recommend him for favorable consideration of the community in which he lives. Take it all in all, it is the patient man that accomplishes the most in a day. Impatience leads to intemperance and recklessness, for a man cannot be level headed and cool if he allows himself to go off into fits of impatience and worry.

‑‑‑Emmett J. Lee, The Gazette, Farmerville, La., Jan. 7, 1925.

The ability to be calm, to bear reproach without complaint, is an achievement which represents a habit. We get to be patient by practicing patience. In order to be patient under provocation it is not necessary to have achieved patience through continuous effort. The thing that irritates us is the measure of our bigness or littleness.

-‑‑Henry W. Minor, Christian Index, Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 25, 1943.

Patience is the opposite of irritability and, therefore, suggests to us at once the need of self‑control. It requires no argument, I am sure, to convince all rational people that without the exercise of patience we are unable to master any situation. Every person who has had any experience with the various problems of life knows that patience is a chief factor in solving these problems. The impatient and irritable man gets nowhere but into trouble. It is the patient man who is able to triumph in every circumstance, to succeed in every undertaking. Patience produces a nobility and sweetness of character that can be produced by no other means.

‑‑‑J.E. Vanderwood, Zion's Ensign, Lamoni, Iowa, Sept. 2, 1926.

Patience in hard times is easy. Anybody can stand hard times, for there is not much else to do; but when prosperity blooms, the fool‑killer has to work overtime to keep up with his legitimate work. Poverty does not spoil many of us, for it teaches us to be patient, and may at the same time hinder us in growth; but prosperity ruins many a man, for he has the means to let his lack of patience work off in wrong directions.

‑‑‑C.C. Young, The Baptist Chronicle, Alexandria, La., May 14, 1914.

Patience is the smile of the soul in the midst of difficulties. It is the purest praise of the heart when all outward things are wrecked in chaos. There are three kinds of courage--that which sets our face to climb the hill, that which keeps us from crying if we slip and fall back, and that which nerves us to get up and begin the ascent again. The last-named is the most important of all.

—Robert E. Goodrich, The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, La., April 11, 1925.

The word patience actually means "suffering or enduring with fortitude." The patient person endures all sorts of things without selling out. He is forbearing but never loses sight of the goal. Patience is calmness coupled with expectancy.

—Floyd Poe, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Feb. 20, 1950.

Be slow to take offense. Sympathy, courtesy, patience, these three, and the greatest of these is patience. People of thin cuticle are apt to be people of thin conscience. He who is quick to take offense is more than likely to be quick to give offense. Thin-skinned toward oneself is apt to be thick-skinned toward others. Be slow to take offense. Have your horns sawed off. We all have our infirmities. Let us bear with one another.

—Henry Alford Porter, The Baptist Chronicle, Alexandria, La., Nov. 12, 1914.

Patience is a great virtue. It helps one to time his thoughts and deeds properly, and gives both the head and the heart an opportunity to get together and guide one through difficulties.

—Napoleon Hill, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, April 9, 1957.

Patience is essential to all great good: to all great undertakings and accomplishments. Without patience one becomes weary too soon and gives us the ship. Patience applied in our every day life brings great reward. Patience eliminates worry to a great extent, and when you eliminate worry you have mastered yourself.

—Emmett J. Lee, The Gazette, Farmerville, La., Dec. 10, 1924.

Patience is not paralysis.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., May 14, 1905.

Patience is not only a power in itself; it accumulates power with the passage of time.

—Archibald Rutledge, American Magazine, Springfield, Ohio, September 1934.

Trying your patience can get pretty trying.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., June 25, 1980.

Patience goes hand in hand with self-control. He who has learned self-control has acquired patience.

—J.H. Cosby, The Religious Herald, Richmond, Va., June 10, 1943.

Patience is a virtue, especially when mixed with push.

—B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, N.Y., Dec. 15, 1942.

Patience plus active determination often equals faith in its power to accomplish miracles. It's amazing how "time" will work for you if you keep your goal always in mind.

—Paul A. Wellington, Stride, Independence, Mo., March 1957.

Patience will solve more problems than anger. Patience will dissolve most difficulties in time. Patience will build character while restlessness wrecks it. Patience will perfect the will and sweeten the spirit. Patience will win victories that brilliance will lose. Patience will never laugh at a problem and never leave it. Patience will right more wrongs than severity.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Sept. 27, 1933.

If you have patience, all difficulties will right themselves. ... Patience will bring you a great element of contentment. It will drive away the blues.

—Frank Francis, Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, Sept. 23, 1925.

Every impatient thought or act, no matter how small, costs us an unprofitable outlay of force.

—Prentice Mulford, Kansas City Post, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2, 1919.

Patience is the calm endurance of those changes and sufferings that may come to us.

—Charles O. Jones, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 12, 1904.

Patience is a virtue only when it keeps sweet and remains optimistic.

—Ernest C. Wareing, Western Christian Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1920.

Patience is a medicine that will cure many old complaints.

—H.W. Knickerbocker, Houston Post-Dispatch, Houston, Texas, March 5, 1928.

The Greek word for "patience" is related to a verb which means to remain or hold up under, as of a person holding up or going under a heavy load. Patience, endurance–this is holding up under a heavy load until the job of carrying the load is finished.

—Alfred A. Knox, The Louisiana Methodist, Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 10, 1968.

Patience is the quality of holding on, endurance, hope. The tragedy of American life is eagerness to "get by" with a superficial training and avoid the necessary patient endurance.

—D. Webster Kurtz, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, March 1, 1926.

If patience frets and fumes and stews and makes a noise, it isn’t patience at all. It’s hysteria.

—Jack Warwick, Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1944.

There is no education like patience.

‑‑‑Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, Feb. 18,1892.

Patience is a valuable mixture of experience and common sense.

-‑‑Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, May 1, 1892.

Patience is the highest form of politeness.

‑‑‑Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, Oct. 1, 1894.

Patience is Wisdom's favorite handmaid.

‑‑‑Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, Oct. 17, 1900.

Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off.

Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 22, 1968.

Patience is the key of contentment.

‑‑‑The People, Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 26, 1872.

Patience is a great virtue but it depends upon self‑control.

‑‑‑River Press, Fort Benton, Mont., June 14, 1933.

Patience and perseverance are the eagle pinions by which we mount toward the sun.

St. Louis Palladium, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 24, 1904.

Genius is eternal patience.

---The Standard, Rozelle, Australia, September 1947.

Patience is a virtue which is never seen in the fullness of its beauty, except in character which has root in strong, abiding faith. Robust natures often endure suffering with surprising fortitude, but to endure the ills of life patiently‑‑that is, not only without fretting, complaining, protesting, but with cheerfulness‑‑one needs the grace which only flows through faith.

‑‑‑Zion's Herald, Boston, Mass., March 22, 1882.

Patience is the granite used in the building of all great character.

---Zion's Herald, Boston, Mass., June 1, 1892.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)