Have You Heard These Genuine Patience Quotes?

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The Importance Of Patience

Patience you must have, my young padawan.

Yoda is the epitome of patience and that’s why I chose to highlight one of his most famous quotes. But we don’t have to resort to (awesome) fictional characters to grasp the importance of patience.

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My favorite definition of patience is that patience is “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.”

I’m certainly not a patient person at times and I don’t know anyone that has a neverending supply of patience inside them. If being patient were easy, we wouldn’t have road rage or Twitter and we would all be in a zen-like state.

Displaying and having patience is extremely important though and patience is a virtue that’s revered from the dawn of humanity and in all of the human societies.

Research from 2019 conducted on 80,000 people across 76 countries showed that the richest countries in the world are also the ones that have the most patient inhabitants.

In the paper the authors point out: “Populations of European ancestry tend to be more patient than the world mean. Indeed, all of the 10 most patient countries in the world are either located in the neo-European, English-speaking world, or else in Western Europe, with the Scandinavian countries exhibiting particularly high levels of patience.”

Countries with higher levels of patience represent those where people tend to be more willing to sacrifice a smaller short-term reward for a larger reward in the longer-term.

“The more patient people are and the more they save, the more they can invest in equipment and education — and they become that much more productive and rich,” Armin Falk, German research economist says. He continues saying that “of all the influences investigated, patience had by far the biggest influence on per-capita income and is the decisive factor in why some countries are rich and others are comparatively poor.”

Quotes On Patience

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.”
― A. A. Milne

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

“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 Snicket

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

― Aristotle

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“Patience is a conquering virtue.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer

“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 Coelho

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“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

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


“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“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

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”
― Margaret Thatcher

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“Why is patience so important?”

“Because it makes us pay attention.”

― Paulo Coelho

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”
― Elizabeth Taylor

“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
― Criss Jami

“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 Kendrick

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
― Moliere

“A stumble may prevent a fall.”
― Thomas Fuller

“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.”
― Gail Tsukiyama

“When no one is patient, you be the rock that will prevail”
― Adrian Volenik

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.”

― Lao Tzu

“The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and live a happier life.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”
― Ray A. Davis

“Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace.”
― Brian Weiss

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

― Edmund Burke

Remind yourself to stay patient

“Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.”
― Vera Nazarian

“What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Tell me what’s the difference
between hope and waiting
because my heart doesn’t know
It constantly cuts itself on the glass of waiting
It constantly gets lost in the fog of hope”
― Anna Kamienska

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”

― Arnold H. Glasgow

“An alternative to love is not hate but patience.”
― Santosh Kalwar

“The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.”
― Criss Jami


“In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”

― Barbara Johnson

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
What is anything in life compared to peace of soul?”
― Francis de Sales

“Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine. I’d rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made, no knowledge gained. I’d rather have a no, then nothing.”
― Laurell K Hamilton

“Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward…just patience and faith.”
― Cristina Marrero

“Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Everything comes if a man will only wait.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

“Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can – working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t there. Why don’t you give it a chance to grow?”
― Richard Adams

“Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto”
― Steve Maraboli

“Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait . . . there is nothing stronger than these two: patience and time, they will do it all.”
― Leo Tolstoy

“And sure enough, even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.”
― William Faulkner

“Patience is the only true foundation on which to make one’s dreams come true.”
― Franz Kafka

“Patience is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for.”

― Lauren Willig

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
― Helen Keller

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“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
― Thomas Edison

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
― Lao Tzu

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”
― Saadi

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“Almost everything is outside of your control. You may take all the right actions and fail. You may take no action and win. All you can do is put yourself in positions to win. Be consistent. Patience will eventually get luck on your side.”
― Crypto Seneca

Your mastery depends on focus, patience and practice. Not on luck.

― Robin Sharma

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
― Albert Einstein

“Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”
― Julius Caesar

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
― Bruce Lee

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