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Patience is one of the greatest and necessary skills we need to learn. In a world, where everyone is in hurry and strives for instant gratification, there are very few who mastered the skill of being patient and these few are the happiest and satisfied people on planet Earth. We are living in the age where people no longer possess the inner calmness and no one wants to wait. Instead, when they want something they want it instantly. Due to this attitude people settle for good things and they lose the opportunity to get the better or even best. There comes a time in life when we lost control over everything and everything seem ended or ruined that is the time where patience plays a vital role to help you survive.
To help you stay calm and cool during the time of anger and disappointment we have collected a list of inspirational patience quotes.

Inspirational patience quotes for a better life

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


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

A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.”

Greek proverb

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

Leo Tolstoy

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“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

Saint Augustine

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

Joyce Meyer

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

Leo Tolstoy

“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

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

Edmund Burke

“Patience is a conquering virtue.”

Geoffrey Chaucer

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

Benjamin Franklin

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


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

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

John Quincy Adams

“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

“I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.”

Joyce Meyer


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

Arnold H. Glasow

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”

Samuel Johnson

“The greatest power is often simple patience.”

E. Joseph Cossman

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

Sheikh Saadi

“Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.”

John Ruskin

“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

“Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.”

George-Louis de Buffon

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

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Patience ensures victory.”

Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S


“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”

David G. Allen

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

Sivananda Saraswati

“Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.”

Gustave Flaubert

“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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.”

Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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

Santosh Kalwar

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

Barbara Johnson

“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”


“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

“All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”


“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.”

May Sarton


“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

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

Helen Keller

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

Carl Jung

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

Phillips Brooks

“In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there’s no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: implementing after-school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas.”

Dan Hill

“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

“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 L. Weiss

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”

Victor Hugo

“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

“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

“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.”

Gail Tsukiyama, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

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

Ray A. Davis

“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.”

Helen Keller

“Well, we must wait for the future to show.”

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

“All the reasons you fell in love are still there, but perhaps buried under worries and responsibility. Find them again, then hang in there. Truly, the best is yet to come.”

Laurie Paige

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished??”

Jalaluddin Rumi

“Cultivate your craft. Water it daily, pour some tender loving care into it, and watch it grow. Remember that a plant doesn’t sprout immediately. Be patient, and know that in life you will reap what you sow.”

J.B. McGee

“Don’t let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”

Michael Bassey Johnson

“Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It will happen but it will take time.”

John Bowlby

“Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Don’t try to rush things: for the cup to run over, it must first be filled.”

Antonio Machado

“Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that.”

Saint Frances de Sales

“The secret code of success is patience, a virtue that can not be replaced. It takes time to build great dreams.”

Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Patience, more than the ability to bear pains or endure waiting, is to be calm no matter what happens – constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities – and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Patience is the best medicine.”

John Florio

“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”

John Burroughs

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

William Shakespeare

“Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.”

James Russell Lowell

“Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.”

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Soren Kierkegaard

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