If you lose patience you lose the battle.


Posted by hkanw på 14 april, 2012

  • All fruits do not ripen in one season.–Laurie Junot (Memoires Historiques
  • All’s well in the end, if you’ve only the patience to wait.–Rabelais (Gargantua and Pantagreul
  • Do not ask for fulfillment in all your life, but for patience to accept frustration.
    Do not ask for perfection in all you do, but for the wisdom not to repeat mistakes.
    Do not ask for more, before saying ”Thank You” for what you have already received.–Brenda Short 
  • Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight… When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.–Helen Keller 
  • Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.–Phillips Brooks 
  • Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.–George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon 
  • The greatest power is often simple patience.–E. Joseph Cossman 
  • How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?–William Shakespeare (Othello
  • Humility is attentive patience.–Simone Weil (First and Last Notebooks
  • I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.–Margaret Thatcher (The Observer, 1989) 
  • I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.–Albert Einstein 
  • If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.–Hal Borland 
  • The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.–Arnold H. Glasgow 
  • Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.–Frank McKiney Hubbard 
  • Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.–Carl Sandburg 
  • Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.–Stacey Charter 
  • Logan: A little patience goes a long way.
    Doctor: Yes. But so much patience goes absolutely nowhere.–Andrew Smith (Full Circle
  • Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.–George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon 
  • No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.–Epictetus 
  • Only with winter-patience can we bring
    the deep-desired, long-awaited spring.–Anne Morrow Lindbergh (”Autumn 1939,” The Unicorn and Other Poems, 1935-1955
  • An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.–Dutch Proverb 
  • Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.–William Penn 
  • Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.–John Quincy Adams 
  • Patience and time do more than strength or passion.–Jean de LaFontaine 
  • Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.–Eknath Easwaran 
  • Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.–George Jackson 
  • Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet.–Lida Clarkson (”Brush Studies” Ladies’ Home Journal, 1884) 
  • Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.–Soren Kierkegaard (Journal
  • 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 
  • Patience is the art of caring slowly.–John Ciardi 
  • Patience is the companion of wisdom.–Saint Augustine 
  • Patience is the key to contentment.–Mohammed 
  • Patience is the mother of a beautiful child.–Bantu proverb 
  • Patience will achieve more than force.–Edmund Burke 
  • The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another’s defects, and the bearing of one another’s burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society.–Lawrence G. Lovasik (The Hidden Power of Kindness
  • Sometimes you just have to be patient and brave and strong. If you don’t know how, just make it up as you go along.–Douglas Pagels New! as of 02/04/12 
  • Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is life that; one stitch at a time taken patiently, and the pattern will come out all right, like embroidery.–Oliver Wendell Holmes 
  • 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 
  • There is no royal road to anything, one thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.–Josiah Gilbert Holland 
  • To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.–Thomas Aquinas 
  • To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained–who can say this is not greatness?–William M. Thackeray 
  • To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.–Coventry Patmore 
  • To know how to wait is the great secret of success.–Joseph Marie De Maistre 
  • To lose patience is to lose the battle.–Mahatma Gandhi 
  • The twin killers of success are impatience and greed.–Jim Rohn (Jim Rohn’s Weekly E-zine March 18, 2003) 
  • The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.–Leo Tolstoy 
  • Water is patient; it can stagnate and let itself be coated with scum if need be. It is as gentle as the morning’s dew. It is non-confrontational, even respectful, in circumventing the rocks in a stream. It makes room for everything that enters its pools. It accommodates by assuming the shape of any vessel it is poured into. And it is humble, seeking always the lowest level. Yet along with – or rather because of these adaptive, yielding properties, it is ultimately irresistible; it carves canyons out of stone.–Huston Smith (introduction to Tao Te Ching)


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