Humbling Quotes on Patience

Patience Quote - William Shakespeare

Patience Quote - William Shakespeare

Patience is not an innate quality. rather a skill learned through years of practice and constant effort. Look to these quotes as you work to cultivate patience in your life.

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience is woven into the web of the universe because this universe reflects–in dim and fractured ways–the divine patience of its creator.

– Samuel Wells


Genius is eternal patience. –Michelangelo


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


Endurance is the crowning quality,

And patience all the passion of great hearts.

– James Russell Lowell


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.

– Paolo Coelho


There is no such thing as preaching patience into people, unless the sermon is so long that they have to practice it while they hear. No man can learn patience except by going out into the hurlyburly world, and taking life just as it blows. Patience is but lying to, and riding out the gale.

– Henry Ward Beecher


Patience is the companion of wisdom.

– St. Augustine


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 take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

– Carl Jung


A classic is like a hidden treasure. Its core is buried under so many layers of varnish that it can be reached only by patience and infiltration.

– Jean-Louis Barrault


Patience is also a form of action.

– Auguste Rodin


Patience pays huge dividends when painting with oils. In order to paint with clean, fresh colour you need to stop from time to time and clean the brush and don’t think that a painting has to be finished in one go.

– Stephen Brown


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


Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.

– Guy Kawasaki


How poor are they that have not patience!

What wound did ever heal but by degrees?

– William Shakespeare


Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.

– St. Teresa of Avila


Impatience makes us get ahead of ourselves, reaching out for something in the future and not really being content with where we are, here and now.

– David Steindl-Rast


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