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.
Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter.
There is no such thing as preaching patience into people unless the sermon is so long that their 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.
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; bold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny—of the one against the world, and of the soul against matter.—Therefore it is the courage of the gospel; and its importance, in a social view and to races and institutions, cannot be too earnestly inculcated.
There is one form of hope which is never unwise, and which certainly does not diminish with the increase of knowledge. In that form it changes its name, and we call it patience.
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.
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.
To bear is to conquer our fate.
A patient, humble temper gathers blessings that are marred by the peevish, and overlooked by the aspiring.
Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.
Patient waiting is often the highest way of doing God's will.
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience is the ruin of strength.
Many people consider patience a commonplace virtue, not to say a tame and insipid one. But rightly appreciated it is grand and heroic. Without it the strongest character has a dangerously weak spot, which at any moment may be its ruin. With it, the otherwise weakest has an element of invincible strength.
To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
Patience! why, it is the soul of peace; of all the virtues, it is nearest kin to heaven; it makes men look like gods. The best of men that ever wore earth about him was a sufferer,—a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit; the first true gentleman that ever breathed.
A phlegmatic insensibility is as different from patience, as a pool from a harbor. Into the one, indolence naturally sinks us; but if we arrive at the other it is by encountering many an adverse wind and rough wave, with a more skilful pilot at the helm than self, and a company under better command than the passions.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
He that is patient will persevere; and he that perseveres will often have occasion for, as well as trial of patience.
It's easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient.
Steady, patient, persevering thinking, will generally surmount every obstacle in the search after truth.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
The conflict of patience is such, that the vanquished is better than the vanquisher.
He that can have patience, can have what he will.
Life has such hard conditions that every dear and precious gift, every rare virtue, every genial endowment, love, hope, joy, wit, sprightliness, benevolence, must sometimes be put into the crucible to distil the one elixir—patience.
Patience is even more rarely manifested in the intellect than it is in the temper.
There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
Patience strengthens the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy, subdues pride, bridles the tongue, restrains the hand, and tramples upon temptations.
A curtain lecture is worth all the sermons in the world for teaching the virtue of patience and long suffering.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
He surely is most in need of another's patience, who has none of his own.
Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.
Trust to God to weave your thread into the great web, though the pattern shows it not yet.
Patience is the key of content.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
There is as much difference between genuine patience and sullen endurance, as between the smile of love, and the malicious gnashing of the teeth.
There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience, and tears.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
With patience bear the lot to thee assigned, nor think it chance, nor murmur at the load; for know what man calls fortune, is from God.
There's no music in a "rest," but there's the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too.
I have known twenty persevering girls to one patient one; but it is only the twenty-first one who can do her work, out and out, and enjoy it. For patience lies at the root of all pleasures as well as of all powers.
The sincere and earnest approach of the Christian to the throne of the Almighty, teaches the best lesson of patience under affliction, since wherefore should we mock the Deity with supplications, when we insult him by murmuring under his decrees?
Accustom yourself to that which you bear ill, and you will bear it well.
If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification; time takes away as much as it gives.
That which in mean men we entitle patience, is pale, cold cowardice in noble breasts.
How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
Patience is the art of hoping.
Even the best must own that patience and resignation are the pillars of human peace on earth.