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15 Patience Quotes

Updated on January 21, 2010

Quotes & Sayings about patience

Here is the oldest and most common cliché in the book: "Patience my friend, is a virtue". No doubt about that. Even Warren Buffet realized it after selling the first shares he bought for a lower price and they rose to quite a hhigh price. See, how some famous people see patience and its importance in our lives. Here are some inspirational and motivational quotes about it...

All things come to him who waits - provided he knows what he is waiting for.
Woodrow T. Wilson

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
John F. Kennedy

A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Ambrose Bierce

Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal.

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

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence J. Peter

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

Abused patience turns to fury.
Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

He that can have patience can have what he will.
Benjamin Franklin

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Baltasar Gracian

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

Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
Kin Hubbard


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      Fe 6 years ago

      I specifically love Paul Sweeney quote. It's just so simple to imagine!

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Thanx wave!

      I am happy to read that you love these quotes hubs of mine.

      I'm glad you commented Sara. Tell us when you find out whether these quotes have increased your patience or not. :)

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      Sara Tonyn 8 years ago from Ohio, the Buckeye State

      Thanks for the list. :) Patience is something I often lack. Maybe one of the quotes will inspire me to try harder.

      I can't wait to find out!! (Oops. See what I mean?)

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      Shari 8 years ago from New York, NY

      Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

      ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

      I always love your pages on quotes. . I will add this one to my favorites:)