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William Swan Plumer

Be patient in little things. Learn to bear the every-day trials and annoyances of life quietly and calmly, and then, when unforeseen trouble or calamity comes, your strength will not forsake you. There is much difference between genuine patience and sullen endurance, as between the smile of love, and the malicious gnashing of the teeth.

Calamity | Character | Day | Endurance | Life | Life | Little | Love | Patience | Smile | Strength | Trials | Will | Calamity | Trouble | Learn |

Louis Ruthenburg

The technical progress of industry has been a reflection of our ability to apply increasingly accurate methods of measurement to material things. The art of measuring psychological human dimensions is relatively undeveloped. To all of the complexities of management we must bring to bear infinite patience and persistence, consistency and complete sincerity.

Ability | Art | Character | Consistency | Industry | Patience | Persistence | Progress | Reflection | Sincerity | Art |

Friedrich Schiller, fully Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

Character | Patience | Skill | Will |

Apocrypha NULL

Be swift to hear, but with patience make reply.

Patience | Wisdom |

John Winthrop

We must be knit together in this work as one man; we must entertain each other in brotherly affection; we must uphold a familiar commerce together in all meekness, gentleness, patience and liberality. We must delight in each other, make others’ conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together; always having before our eyes our commission and community as members of the same body.

Body | Character | Commerce | Gentleness | Labor | Man | Meekness | Mourn | Patience | Work | Commerce |

Honoré de Balzac

Hope is the better half of courage. Hope has it not sustained the work, and given the fainting heart time and patience to outwit the chances and changes of life.

Better | Courage | Heart | Hope | Life | Life | Patience | Time | Wisdom | Work |

Samuel Butler

An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case the sooner we get rid of them the better.

Better | Ideas | Incoherent | Little | Patience | Wisdom | Old |

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

A new philosophy, a way of life, is not given for nothing. It has to be paid dearly for and only acquired with much patience and great effort.

Effort | Life | Life | Nothing | Patience | Philosophy | Wisdom |

François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

If I were asked what single qualification was necessary for one who has the care of children, I should say patience - patience with their tempers, with their understandings, with their progress. It is not brilliant parts or great acquirements which are necessary for teachers, but patience to go over first principles again and again; steadily to add a little every day; never to be irritated by willful or accidental hindrance.

Care | Children | Day | Little | Patience | Principles | Progress | Wisdom |

Richard Savage

By woe the soul to daring action steals; by woe in plaintless patience it excels.

Action | Daring | Patience | Soul | Wisdom | Woe |

William Blake

It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted.

Patience |

George Walter Fiske

Wonder is the attitude of reverence for the infinite values and meaning over God’s purpose and patience in it all.

God | Meaning | Patience | Purpose | Purpose | Reverence | Wonder |

Tokugawa Ieyasu

The strong, manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one’s inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, love, fear, grief, and hate; and if a man does not give way to these, he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience.

Anger | Anxiety | Anxiety | Emotions | Fear | Grief | Hate | Joy | Life | Life | Love | Man | Meaning | Means | Patience | Understand |