96 Inspirational Patience Quotes and Sayings

Inspirational Patience Quotes and Sayings

Looking for the best patience quotes?These inspiring patience quotes can help you find peace of mind. Here are a list of 96 wise quotes and sayings about patience.

96 Inspirational Patience Quotes and Sayings

  1. Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. Joyce Meyer

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  2. Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will – that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us. Saint Ignatius

  3. I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. Paulo Coelho

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

  5. I was a big Guns N’ Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I’d dress up as Axl and she’d be Slash, and we’d rock out in front of the mirror singing ‘Patience.’ Kirsten Dunst

  6. A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. Gertrude Jekyll

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Give your dog or cat respect, patience, understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week, that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel. Ingrid Newkirk

  11. Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. Ricky Martin

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  12. Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi

  13. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

  14. Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. Saint Francis de Sales

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

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  16. And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace. Michelle Obama

  17. This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance. Pope Francis

  18. Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom. Alice Walker

  19. Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. Sammy Davis, Jr.

  20. 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. Moliere

  21. Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. James J. Corbett

  22. I’m not about my breasts; I’m just about good health, OK. I’m not afraid of doing what I need to do to stay here. I really don’t understand women who are in denial, who don’t want to go for a mammogram. I think it’s stupidity. Sorry. I have no patience for that. Jaclyn Smith

  23. Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career. Bryan Cranston

  24. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. Phillips Brooks

  25. 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

  26. I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. Charlie Chaplin

  27. I think you can judge from somebody’s actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there’s a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve. George W. Bush

  28. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams

  29. Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience. Lexa Doig

  30. Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. Hyman Rickover

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  31. As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. Cleveland Amory

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  32. Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup. Drake

  33. The term ‘alpha female’ originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions. Frans de Waal

  34. Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

  35. I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. Joyce Meyer

  36. Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with. Sharon Salzberg

  37. As for goals, I don’t set myself those anymore. I’m not one of these ‘I must have achieved this and that by next year’ kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end. Paul Kane

  38. Humility is attentive patience. Simone Weil

  39. When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause. Douglas Rushkoff

  40. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. Barbara Johnson

  41. Raising children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them. Nicole Ari Parker

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

  43. God gives me the children’s ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It’s awesome. I don’t know where He’s gonna take it – but God is building this thing. Willie Aames

  44. Abused patience turns to fury. Thomas Fuller

  45. The moment a large investor doesn’t believe a government will pay back its debt when it says it will, a crisis of confidence could develop. Investors have scant patience for the years of good governance – politically fraught fiscal restructuring, austerity and debt rescheduling – it takes to defuse a sovereign-debt crisis. Andrew Ross Sorkin

  46. In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there’s no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: implementing after-school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas. Dan Hill

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  47. Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is my greatest joy, out of everything in my life. Kyle MacLachlan

  48. Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. Sheri L. Dew

  49. A career in showbiz is like a distance run. You have to have patience and pace yourself. Tate Donovan

  50. Patience is passion tamed. Lyman Abbott

  51. It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. George Santayana

  52. I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise. Rachel Nichols

  53. Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin. James Gleick

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

  55. Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct. Phaedrus

  56. 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

  57. There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened. Abu Bakr

  58. Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  59. Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden

  60. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

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  61. Patience is the secret to good food. Gail Simmons

  62. No one can occupy your generosity except you. Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Who except you can choose not to act with judgment when all of your thoughts are judgmental? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. Gary Zukav

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  63. The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. Ralph Marston

  64. Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. Naomi Wolf

  65. I think I have more patience now than I did in the past. T. Boone Pickens

  66. And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust. Simon Raven

  67. Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Tertullian

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

  69. I have no patience for anyone who thinks they’ve figured things out, no patience for people who think they’re right at the expense of everyone else. The world is too connected and too complicated to conform to any of our rigid ideas of what it should be like. Moby

  70. There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience. Chuck Tanner

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  71. Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. CeeLo Green

  72. Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent. Ralph Fiennes

  73. Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country? Andrew Greeley

  74. Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience. Thomas Perry

  75. My dad said to me, ‘Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in. Simon Cowell

  76. God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction. Richard Cecil

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

  78. Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again. David D. Burns

  79. No, you’re not allowed to be bossy when you’re married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience. Star Jones

  80. My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker. Robert Wise

  81. An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person. Vladimir Kramnik

  82. The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life. Gary Zukav

  83. I’m not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I’ve known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they’d become jealous of the time I devote to my career. Milla Jovovich

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

  85. Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Plautus

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

  87. Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience. Chris Pine

  88. I’m very caring with animals. I think patience is a big deal, because animals are always jumping around. I love to take care of people, so I think I’d be a good vet. I always wanted to be a vet when I was little. Jennifer Love Hewitt

  89. I’ve learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business. Randy Travis

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

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  91. The writer’s secret is not inspiration – for it is never clear where it comes from – it is his stubbornness, his patience. Orhan Pamuk

  92. I think we can all use a little more patience. I get a little impatient sometimes and I wish I didn’t. I really need to be more patient. Ryan Reynolds

  93. Horses teach you patience and how to do things the right way so you can get the right result. Lyle Lovett

  94. Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Jean de La Fontaine

  95. If you believe indeed in the Lord Jesus for the salvation of your soul, if you walk uprightly and do not regard iniquity in your heart, if you continue to wait patiently, and believingly upon God; then answers will surely be given to your prayers. George Muller

  96. The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. Erik Erikson

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