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August 1, 2017

10 quotes on patience

“Never cut a tree down in the winter or make a decision is a bad mood. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. Spring will come.”

Robert H Schuller, American pastor, motivational speaker and author (1926 -2015)


“Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it’s how we behave while we are waiting.”

Joyce Meyer, American Christian author and speaker (b 1943)


“Have patience, all things are difficult before they become easy.”

Saadi, Iranian poet, one of the greats of the classical literary tradition (1208 -1291)


“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”

George Bernard Shaw, Irish critic, playwright and polemicist (1856 – 1950)


“Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we accept that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Buddhist student, Creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (b 1944)


“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”

Fulton J Sheen, American Archbishop of the  Catholic Church (1895 -1979)


“Patience, persistance and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

Napoleon Hill, American self-help author of the bestseller ‘Think and Grow Rich’ (1883 – 1970)


“Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”

James J Corbett, American professional boxer and World Heavyweight champion (1866 -1933)


“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”

Erik Erikson, German psychologist and psychoanalyst, originator of the phrase ‘identity crisis’ (1902 – 1994)


“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher, author of the Tao Te Ching, 6th Century BC



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