Quotes on Patience – What Other People Say

We’ve spent quality time this month exploring a Bible perspective on the issue of patience. In the interest of connecting all the pieces of the puzzle, let’s see what other people say about this topic.

Dog waiting by Mark Robinson (Creative Commons)

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”
― Lemony SnicketHorseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo CoelhoVeronika Decides to Die

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
― Aristotle

“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.”
― Stephen KendrickThe Love Dare

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
― Leo TolstoyWar and Peace

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

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.
Thomas Kempis

Endurance is patience concentrated.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Genius is eternal patience.
Michelangelo

 

In case you missed it, here are a few Bible verses on the topic too:

God Hears You

Before You Get Going

Tough to Give, Great to Get

Appearance is Deceptive

Do you know quotes or verses which have helped you to become more patient?

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Wife, mom, author, speaker, former full-time youth and children's pastor turned stay-at-home-mom. Paula created www.FaithfulChoices.com to help people see and understand how our choices affect our destination in life, in marriage, in parenting and in social media. Paula wrote "25 Days 'Til Christ: An Advent Devotional for the Family" now available on Amazon.com. She is currently working on her second book to strengthen marriages.

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  1. Kmelissasmallwood says:

    I like the quote by Thomas Carlyle…thanks for sharing those!

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