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James Hamilton

Sweetness of spirit and sunshine is famous for dispelling fears and difficulties; patience is a mighty help to the burden-bearer.

Famous | Patience | Spirit |

John Dryden

Want is a bitter and hateful good, because its virtues are not understood; yet many things, impossible to thought, have been by need to full perfection brought; the daring of the soul proceeds from thence, sharpness of wit and active diligence; prudence at once, and fortitude it gives; and, if in patience taken, mends our lives.

Daring | Diligence | Fortitude | Good | Need | Patience | Perfection | Prudence | Prudence | Soul | Thought | Wit |

John Ruskin

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

Beauty | Endurance | Patience | Strength |

John Ruskin

There's no music in "rest," but there's the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too.

Courage | Fortitude | Life | Life | Melody | Music | Patience | People | Perseverance | Rest | Talking |

Oliver Goldsmith

Man little knows what calamities are beyond his patience to bear till he tries them; as in ascending the heights of ambition, which look bright from below, every step we rise shows us some new and gloomy prospect of hidden disappointment; so in our descent from the summits of pleasure, though the vale of misery below may appear, at first, dark and gloomy, yet the busy mind, still attentive to its own amusement, finds, as we descend, something to flatter and to please. Still as we approach, the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mortal eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation.

Ambition | Little | Man | Mind | Mortal | Patience | Pleasure |

Paramahansa Yogananda, born Mukunda Lal Ghosh

Remember that when you are unhappy it is generally because you do not visualize strongly enough the great things that you definitely want to accomplish in life, nor do you employ steadfastly enough your will power, your creative ability, and your patience until your dreams are materialized.

Ability | Dreams | Enough | Life | Life | Patience | Power | Will |

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.

Labor | Man | Nature | Patience | Promptness | Property | Right | Thought | Thought |

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man was born to be rich, or grows rich by the use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.

Labor | Man | Nature | Patience | Promptness | Property | Right | Thought | Thought |

Robert Browning

There are times when patience proves at fault.

Fault | Patience |

Robert Burton

Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity.

Adversity | Hope | Patience |

Saint Francis de Sales NULL

Having patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly start remedying them - every day begin the task anew.

Courage | Day | Patience |

Salomon ibn Gabirol, aka Solomon ben Judah or Avicebron

Which is the greatest virtue? Patience with other's vices.

Patience | Virtue | Virtue |

Saint Francis de Sales NULL

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them. Everyday begin the task anew.

Courage | Patience |

Thomas Fuller

When our hopes break, let our patience hold.

Patience |

Thomas Carlyle

Endurance is patience concentrated.

Endurance | Patience |

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam

I have no patience with the stupidity of the average teacher of grammar who wastes precious years in hammering rules into children's heads. For it is not by learning rules that we acquire the powers of speaking a language, but by daily intercourse with those accustomed to express themselves with exactness and refinement and by copious reading of the best authors.

Children | Language | Learning | Patience | Reading | Refinement | Stupidity | Teacher |

Alexis de Tocqueville, fully Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville

Men do not change their characters by uniting with one another, not does their patience in the presence of obstacles increase with their strength.

Change | Men | Patience | Strength |

Francis Quarles

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

Patience |