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Henry George Bohn

Nature, time, and patience are the three great physicians.

Patience |

I Ching, Book of Changes or Zhouyi NULL

When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed.

Future | Nothing | Patience | Time | Will |

Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi NULL

If you are wholly perplexed and in straits,have patience, for patience is the key to joy.

Patience |

James L. Hymes, Jr.

Children learn to care by experiencing good care. They come to know the blessings of gentleness, or sympathy, of patience and kindness, of support and backing first through the way in which they themselves are treated.

Blessings | Care | Good | Patience | Learn |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Battle | Charity | Enough | Faith | Good | Grace | Health | Hope | Love | Patience | Strength | Work |

Julia Cameron

I think I could learn a little patience with myself if I took a view of myself that included concepts like dormancy (instead of laziness), seed planting (instead of just scattered), gestation (instead of doing-something-right-this-second).

Little | Patience | Learn | Think |

Krishna, also Kreeshna, Krsna, Lord Krishna NULL

Even though scolded by the wicked or insulted, ridiculed, calumniated, beaten, bound, robbed of his living or spat upon or otherwise abominabley treated by the ignorant-being thus variously shaken and placed in dire extremities, the man who desires his well-being should deliver himself by his own effort through patience and non-resistence.

Effort | Man | Patience |

Leo Tolstoy, aka Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Tolstoi

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Patience |

Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully NULL

To give and receive advice – the former with freedom and yet without bitterness, the latter with patience and without irritation – is peculiarly appropriate to genuine friendship.

Advice | Freedom | Patience | Receive |

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

In the application of Satyagraha, I discovered, in the earliest stages, that pursuit of Truth did not admit of violence being inflicted on one's opponent, but that he must be weaned from error by patience and sympathy. For, what appears to be truth to the one may appear to be error to the other. And patience means self-suffering. So the doctrine came to mean vindication of Truth, not by infliction of suffering on the opponent but one's own self.

Doctrine | Error | Means | Patience | Suffering | Truth |

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu NULL

Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.

God | Nothing | Patience | God |

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.

Faith | Patience | Will | Worth |

Bawa Mahaiyadden, fully Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

The more you make yourselves humble and ask for forgiveness, the more your true exaltedness is seen. Humility is a sign of exaltedness. The preface of a spotlessly pure heart (Iman-Islam) is patience (sabur), contentment and gratitude (shakur), having trust in God (tawakkal), and praising Him for everything that happens to us, saying, “Al-hamdu lillah!” Therefore, without feeling shame, ask forgiveness whenever necessary. This will be good. Allah, the Lone One who rules and sustains (Allahu ta’ala Nayan), will protect you and me.

Contentment | Forgiveness | God | Gratitude | Heart | Humility | Patience | Trust | Will | Forgiveness | God |

Muhammed al-Taqī or Muhammad al-Jawād, given name Muhammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Mūsā

Take patience as your pillow, hug poverty, discard lusts, oppose your desires and know that you are seen by God, so look at how you are.

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Muhammed al-Taqī or Muhammad al-Jawād, given name Muhammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Mūsā

Modesty is the decoration of poverty, thanks-giving is the decoration of affluence and wealth. Patience and endurance are the ornaments and decorations of calamities and distress. Humility is the decoration of lineage, and eloquence is the decoration of speech. Committing to memory is the decoration of tradition (hadīth), and bowing the shoulders is the decoration of knowledge. Decency and good morale is the decoration of the mind, and a smiling face is the decoration of munifence and generiosity. Not boasting of doing favours is the decoration of good deeds, and humility is the decoration of service. Spending less is the decoration of contentment, and abondoning the meaningless and unnecessary things is the decoration of abstention and fear of God.

Boasting | Endurance | Fear | Good | Humility | Memory | Patience | Tradition |

Mustapha Mahmoud

Do you know? What does it mean that God exists? Means that justice and mercy is found and forgiveness exist. Meant to reassure the heart and soul and comfortable living heart and removes the right to be concerned and continued to his companions. Meaning... Tears will not go in vain and will not go without the fruit of patience and will not be good for nothing and will not pass the evil unchecked will not get away with crime without punishment. Means that the vineyard is to govern the existence and is not a stingy .. It is not printed decent take away what gives .. If God gave us life, he can not rob to death .. There can be negatively death to life .. But it is a move out to another life after death, then life again after the Baath and then to the mystic's in heaven forever.

Crime | Death | Evil | Existence | Forgiveness | God | Good | Heart | Heaven | Justice | Life | Life | Means | Mercy | Nothing | Patience | Right | Soul | Tears | Will | Forgiveness | God | Govern |

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

My soul has grown over the years, and some of my views have changed. As long as I am alive, I will continue to try to understand more because the work of the heart is never done. All through my life I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested. Every step of the way I believe that God has been with me. And, more than ever, I know that he is with me now. I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. l am still learning.

Courage | Endurance | God | Heart | Journey | Life | Life | Patience | Peace | Soul | Strength | Will | Work | God | Understand |

Nelson Mandela, fully Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment.

Education | Need | Patience |