155 Patience Quotes

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Here are 155 of the best patience quotes I could find. The goal is truly simple: to inspire you and make you tougher (and wiser) today. Enjoy!

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Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid

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First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. Mahatma Gandhi

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu

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Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Søren Kierkegaard

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With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda

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Just keep going when it’s tough. Just keep going when it’s long. Maxime Lagacé

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

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Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength. Bruce Lee

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You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. Craig Bruce

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When you have self-knowledge, you’re naturally calm and poised. You overcome obstacles with ease. They are part of your plan. Maxime Lagacé

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

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Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

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

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Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward… just patience and faith. Cristina Marrero

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The Best Patience Quotes

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Click to tweet

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

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein

Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

Patience is the key to paradise. Turkish proverb

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. Molière

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Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop Click to tweet

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Patience is the key to contentment. The Prophet Muhammad

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. May Sarton

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Molière Click to tweet

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. Chinese proverb

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

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee

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At the gate of patience there is no crowding. Moroccan saying

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

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. Peter Marshall

Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience. Robert Greene

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. Francis Bacon

Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself. Francis de Sales

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Part 2. Patience Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Patience Quotes

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No great thing is created suddenly. Epictetus Click to tweet

To lose patience is to lose the battle. Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t put the cart before the horse. John Heywood

Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury. Jean de La Fontaine

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo

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

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

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

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Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas Edison

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All we need is just a little patience. Gun’s And Roses

Never put passion before principle, even if you win, you’ll lose. Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid)

Patience you must have, my young padawan. Yoda (Star Wars)

The very important thing you should have is patience. Jack Ma (Alibaba)

All good things come to he who waits. Proverb

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Patience is the companion of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo

Have patience, God isn’t finished yet. Philippians 1:6

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet

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

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. Margaret Thatcher

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

Everything comes if a man will only wait. Benjamin Disraeli

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

Short Patience Quotes

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One-liners, short patience quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Haste has no blessing. Swahili saying

One minute of patience, ten years of peace. Greek proverb

Slow is every foot on an unknown path. Irish proverb

Hard work combined with patience is a superpower. Maxime Lagacé

Nothing else is necessary but these – love, sincerity, and patience. Swami Vivekananda Click to tweet

Patience is a key element of success. Bill Gates (Microsoft)

Be impatient with actions but patient with results. Naval Ravikant

Haste makes waste. John Heywood

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience. Rita Mae Brown

Time is the wisest of all counselors. Plutarch

Patience is the best medicine. John Florio

The greatest power is often simple patience. E. Joseph Cossman

All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou

Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows only under trial. Joyce Meyer

Genius is patience. Isaac Newton

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You can’t rush something you want to last forever. Unknown

What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy. Unknown

A man who masters patience masters everything else. Unknown

Bear and forbear. Unknown

Patience in all things is your crucial shield. Robert Greene Click to tweet

Patience is a conquering virtue. Geoffrey Chaucer

Patience isn’t a virtue; it’s a necessity. Lou Holtz

Endurance is patience concentrated. Thomas Carlyle

While we wait for life, life passes. Seneca

Time discovers truth. Seneca

Inspirational Patience Quotes

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Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi Click to tweet

Misfortune is the test of a person’s merit. Seneca

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

Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. Swami Vivekananda

Patience is more important to success than brilliance. Shane Parrish (twitter.com)

Almost everything is outside of your control. You may take all the right actions and fail. You may take no action and win. All you can do is put yourself is positions to win. Be consistent. Patience will eventually get luck on your side. Crypto Seneca

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. Buddha

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

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It will be your toughest battle. It will be the only one worth it. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

Your mastery depends on focus, patience and practice. Not on luck. Robin Sharma

Part 1. This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Sivananda Saraswati

Part 2. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero! Sivananda Saraswati

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

Be patient. Just like a puzzle, it takes time for all the pieces of your life to come together. Aaron Will (twitter.com)

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

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

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Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle. Yugoslavian saying

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. Barack Obama

Part 1. Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Margaret Atwood

Part 2. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Margaret Atwood

Part 3. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. Margaret Atwood

If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto. Steve Maraboli

Because you are alive, everything is possible. Thich Nhat Hanh Click to tweet

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

If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big. Hesiod

Don’t chase, don’t beg, don’t stress, don’t be desperate, just relax. When you relax, it will come to you. Make your wants, want you. Unknown

You will get there when you are meant to get there and not moment sooner. So relax, breathe, and be patient. Unknown

The secret engine fueling success is patience. It will actually get you to most goals much quicker and smoother than the alternative. Neil Strauss

My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. Josh Billings

The continuous drip polishes the stone. Peruvian saying

Want more inspiring quotes? Check out Positive Quotes That Will Make Your Day Wonderful or Top Stoic Quotes That Will Give You Perspective

See also: 5 Tricks To Becoming A More Patient Person (huffingtonpost.ca)

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All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them. Marcus Aurelius

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

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland

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

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin Click to tweet

Who is happy? The man with low expectations. Who is successful? The man with high expectations. Who is wise? The man with patience. Maxime Lagacé

Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent. B.C. Forbes

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

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

The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity. Seneca

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All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. Thomas Fuller

A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Successful people know the difference between patience and procrastination. Unknown

Patience, a willingness to completely surrender to the process, and the importance of listening. Unknown

Patience is the master key to every situation. One must have sympathy for everything, surrender to everything, but at the same time remain patient and forbearing. Franz Kafka

Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement. Vera Nazarian Click to tweet

The salt of patience seasons everything. Italian saying

We suffer more in imagination than in reality. Seneca

What may not be altered is made lighter by patience. Horace

Wise Patience Sayings

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In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. W.B. Prescott Click to tweet

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. Søren Kierkegaard

And sure enough, even waiting will end… if you can just wait long enough. William Faulkner

What can you control? Your efforts and where you apply your efforts. What can’t you control? Results. Let them go. Believe. Maxime Lagacé

Mastery requires both impatience and patience. The impatience to have a bias toward action, to not waste time, and to work with a sense of urgency each day. The patience to delay gratification, to wait for your actions to accumulate, and to trust the process. James Clear

Patience earns interest. Impatience pays interest. Jack Butcher

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

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

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

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Unknown

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. Orson F. Whitney

Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually. Robert Greene

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Once you learn patience, your options suddenly expand. Robert Greene

All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable. Orson F. Whitney

What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember. Seneca Click to tweet

We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca

Time heals what reason cannot. Seneca

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly. Epictetus

Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time. Ovid

Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. Euripides

Most people optimize for the day ahead. A few people optimize for 1-2 years ahead. Almost nobody optimizes for 3-4 years ahead (or longer). The person who is willing to delay gratification longer than most reduces competition and gains a decisive advantage. Patience is power. James Clear

Keep doing your Karm (work). Don’t start expecting the results. Bhagavad Gita

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Part 3. Conclusion

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Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 Click to tweet

Call to action: Read How to Meditate (Even If You’re Really Impatient) (dailyburn.com)

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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July 24, 2018

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November 22, 2021

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  1. Mine is “In your patience possess ye your souls” Luke 21:19

    I’m so much in love with the statement because it makes me understand that my soul is my possession only when I let patience lead me. Every other thing is inconsequential if I’m patient. Whenever I’m not, it simply mean that I have successful allowed my soul to be possessed by whatever it is that is making me restless or in the opposite side of patient…

    1. Yes, that’s so true.
      Every time we are angry, in fact, we are losing our soul, our mind.

      But a life without ups and downs makes no sense.

      However, this quote is perfect for guidance in everyday life.

      Thanks for sharing with us,

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