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[ Also see Constancy Endurance Forbearance Fortitude Good Nature Humility Impatience Magnanimity Perseverance Resignation Rest Waiting ]

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

With strength and patience all his grievous loads are borne,
  And from the world's rose-bed he only asks a thorn.
      - William R. Alger,
        Oriental Poetry, Mussud's Praise of the Camel

By their patience and perseverance God's children are truly known from hypocrites and dissemblers.
      - Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)

Patience is a nobler motion than any deed.
      - Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Patience is nobler motion than any deed.
      - Cyrus Augustus Bartol

There is no such thing as preaching patience into people unless the sermon is so long that they have to practice it while they hear. No man can learn patience except by going out into the hurly-burly world, and taking life just as it blows. Patience is but lying to and riding out the gale.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Patience is a flatterer, sir and an ass, sir.
      - Mrs. Aphra (Afra or Aphara or Ayfara) Johnson Behn

The Lord is good unto them who wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
      - Bible, Lamentations (ch. III, v. 25)

I work with patience, which is almost power.
      - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I worked with patience which means almost power.
      - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh
         (bk. III, l. 205)

And I must bear
  What is ordained with patience, being aware
    Necessity doth front the universe
      With an invincible gesture.
      - Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
        Prometheus Bound

There are times when patience proves at fault.
      - Robert Browning

But there are times when patience proves at fault.
      - Robert Browning, Paracelsus (sc. 3)

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
      - George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
      - Edmund Burke

There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
      - Edmund Burke,
        Observations on a Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation

All that I have accomplished, or expect or hope to accomplish, has been and will be by that plodding, patient persevering process of accretion which builds the ant-heap, particle by particle, thought by thought, fact by fact.
      - Elihu Burritt

A true Christian man is distinguished from other men, not so much by his beneficent works as by his patience.
      - Horace Bushnell

It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.
      - Horace Bushnell

Give wind and tide a chance to change.
      - Richard E. Byrd

Patience and shuffle the cards.
  [Sp., Paciencia y barajar.]
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (II, 23)

We have only to be patient, to pray, and to do His will, according to our present light and strength, and the growth of the soul will go on. The plant grows in the mist and under clouds as truly as under sunshine; so does the heavenly principle within.
      - William Ellery Channing

Thus with hir fader for a certeyn space
  Dwelleth this flour of wyfly pacience,
    That neither by hir wordes ne his face
      Biforn the fold, ne eek in her absence,
        Ne shewed she that hir was doon offence.
      - Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
         (V, l. 13,254), The Clerk's Tale

Patience is sorrow's salve.
      - Charles Churchill, Prophecy of Famine
         (l. 363)

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

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