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

Set not thyself to attain much rest, but much patience.
      - Thomas a Kempis

Therefore, let us be patient, patient; and let God our Father teach His own lesson, His own way. Let us try to learn it well and quickly; but do not let us fancy that He will ring the school-bell, and send us to play before our lesson is learnt.
      - Charles Kingsley

God is with the patient.
      - Koran

Patience--in patience there is safety.
      - Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye

Patience--with patience everything comes in due season.
      - Edouard Rene Lefebure Laboulaye

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

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
      - Jean de la Fontaine

By time and toil we sever
  What strength and rage could never.
    [Fr., Patience et longueur de temps.
      Font plus que force ni que rage.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (II, 11)

Don't throw the ball before you have it.
      - Vernon Law

Let nothing disturb thee,
  Nothing affright thee;
    All things are passing;
      God never changeth;
        Patient endurance
          Attaineth to all things;
            Who God possesseth
              In nothing is wanting;
                Alone God sufficeth.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Patience; accomplish thy labor; accomplish thy work of affection!
  Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
    Therefore accomplish thy labor of love, till the heart is made godlike,
      Purified, strengthened, perfected, and rendered more worthy of heaven.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Patient endurance is Godlike.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Still achieving, still pursuing,
  Learn to labour and to wait.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        A Psalm of Life (st. 9)

Rule by patience, Laughing Water!
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hiawatha
         (pt. X, Hiawatha's Wooing)

All things come round to him who will but wait.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Student's Tale
         (pt. I)

Endurance is the crowning quality,
  And patience all the passion of great hearts.
      - James Russell Lowell, Columbus (l. 237)

Patience is the key of content.
      - Mahomet II, the Great

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
      - Joseph Marie De Maistre

Arm the obdured breast with stubborn patience as with triple steel.
      - John Milton

The truest fortitude.
      - John Milton

Or arm th' obdured breast
  With stubborn patience as with triple steel.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. II, l. 568)

What I have done is due to patient thought.
      - Sir Isaac Newton

Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.
  [Lat., Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Amorum
         (III, 11, 7)

Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
      - Elliot Harold Paul


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