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Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Courage | God | Life | Life | Patience | Peace | God |

Peter W. Jedlicka

There are only three things to teach: Simplicity, patience, and compassion. Simplicity in action and thoughts, will return you to the source of your being. Patience with friends and enemies alike, will give you harmony with the way things are. Compassion with yourself, will settle all the differences between you and other beings in the world.

Action | Compassion | Harmony | Patience | Simplicity | Teach | Will | World | Friends |

Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui, sometimes referred to as Pachacuti

A noble, courageous man is recognizable by the patience he shows in adversity.

Adversity | Man | Patience |

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience and many have been precipitated by reckless haste.

Haste | History | Hurry | Man | Patience | Wise |

Arthur W Osborn

The way of exoteric religion is to progressively replace egoism by submission to the will of God. Its four cardinal demands are faith, love, humility, and good deeds. In so far as they are complied with, they effectively bring a man towards Self-realization, even though he does not consciously envisage this. True, the Goal is not likely to be attained in this lifetime, but in God’s patience a lifetime is very little. Faith strengthens the intuitional conviction of the reality of God or the Self. Humility, its counterpart, weakens the belief in the ego and lessens the importance attached to it. Love strives to surrender the ego to God and its welfare to others. Good deeds deny egoism in practice and are alike the fruit and proof of love and humility.

Belief | Deeds | Ego | Faith | God | Good | Humility | Little | Love | Man | Patience | Practice | Reality | Religion | Self | Self-realization | Submission | Surrender | Will | Deeds | God |

Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Force | Patience | Will |

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The key to patience is knowing that everything is going to be fine, developing the faith that there is a plan… The first step to becoming more patient is giving up the need to fix or change things.

Change | Faith | Giving | Knowing | Need | Patience | Plan |

Eric Hoffer

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

Ability | Achievement | Awareness | Confidence | Effort | Failure | Inspiration | Misfortune | Patience | Persistence | Will | Talent | Failure | Awareness |

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The mind wants to believe that changing our circumstances will bring us peace. The mind thinks we’ve got to do something. But the reality is that we can relax in the circumstances as they are now, knowing that deep patience will bring deep peace and healing.

Circumstances | Knowing | Mind | Patience | Peace | Reality | Wants | Will |

François Rabelais

He who has patience may accomplish anything.

Patience |

Francis Bacon

Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.

Kill | Men | Patience | Soul |

George Santayana

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

Patience | Unhappiness |

Henry Ward Beecher

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 hurly-burly world, and taking life just as it blows. Patience is but lying to and riding out the gale.

Life | Life | Lying | Man | Patience | People | Practice | World | Learn |

Henry Ward Beecher

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.

Patience | People | Practice |

Immanuel Kant

Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of Time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.

Patience | Time | Truth | Child |

Jean de La Fontaine

By patience and time we sever what strength and rage could never.

Patience | Rage | Strength | Time |