Looking for the best patience quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 100 quotes and sayings about patience.

Top 100 Patience Quotes


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“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy


99

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


98

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


97

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine


96

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” – George Savile


95

“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn


94

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Unknown


93

“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” – Chinese Proverb


92

“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran


91

“Patience is not just about waiting for something. It’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” – Joyce Meyer


90

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A. Milne

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89

“Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc de Clapiers


88

“Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers.” – Jarod Kintz


87

“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” – Unknown


86

“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt


85

“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek proverb


84

“Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” – Tony Gaskins


83

“All good things come to he who waits.” – Proverb


82

“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


81

“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda


80

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

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“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


78

“Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.” – Francis Bacon


77

“Patience is the key to paradise.” – Turkish Proverb


76

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


75

“There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.” – Jean de la Bruyere


74

“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” – Soren Kierkegaard


73

“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.” – Unknown


72

“Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.” – Michel de Montaigne


71

“You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


70

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

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69

“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


68

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


67

“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” – Thomas a Kempis


66

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – Unknown


65

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


64

“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


63

“Patience is also a form of action.” – Unknown


62

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


61

“The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience.” – Brett Eldredge


60

“I’ve been called Mr. Patient Money because I have the patience to work through challenging circumstances.” – N. Murray Edwards

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59

“An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person.” – Vladimir Kramnik


58

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


57

“The principle part of faith is patience.” – George MacDonald


56

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll


55

“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” – Brian Adams


54

“Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.” – Hrithik Roshan


53

“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


52

“When it comes to work, I have a lot of patience, but otherwise, I am quite impatient.” – Kratika Sengar


51

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


50

“The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience.” – Kevin Hart

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49

“The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand


48

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


47

“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


46

“Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.” – Charles Caleb Colton


45

“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.” – Herman Hesse


44

“I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it.” – David Duchovny


43

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


42

“Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment – that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.” – Sasha Banks


41

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill


40

“Patience is the best medicine.” – John Florio

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39

“There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.” – Cesar Chavez


38

“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


37

“Find patience in the breath of life.” – Ryunosuke Satoro


36

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau


35

“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


34

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


33

“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” – Plautus


32

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


31

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


30

“The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma

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29

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


28

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Molière


27

“Bear patiently with a rival.” – Ovid


26

“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk


25

“The greatest power is often simple patience.” – E. Joseph Cossman


24

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


23

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones


22

“Everything is out there if you know how to find it, and have the patience. I don’t and haven’t, but that’s my problem.” – Tom Holt


21

“Genius is patience.” – Isaac Newton


20

“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

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19

“Learning patience was not an easy lesson.” – Michael Douglas


18

“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson


17

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


16

“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.” – Heraclitus


15

“Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden


14

“Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.” – Corazon Aquino


13

“Have patience with all things. But first of all with yourself.” – Saint Francis de Sales


12

“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they.” – Leonardo da Vinci


11

“Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.” – Randy Johnson


10

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

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9

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine


8

“People are stubborn about what they perceive to be the right thing or the wrong thing, and it takes a long time to filter this human condition. There’s a waiting period until people catch up. But if you have patience – which it takes when someone thinks differently from you – everybody always catches up. That patience is a wonderful virtue.” – Johnny Mathis


7

“I have learned that I really do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it’s up to me to choose to develop them.” – Joyce Meyer


6

“To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.” – Henri Nouwen


5

“Kids teach you a lot of patience.” – Mona Singh


4

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – William Shakespeare


3

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


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“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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“Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace; Both put together make a very pretty face.” – unknown