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We all need to hear some inspiring quotes about patience every now and then, right?!
I’m not a patient person. Never have been (so these Patience Quotes are pretty relevant to me right now!) I am a control freak with a Type A (competitive, workaholic) personality and being able to ‘go with the flow’ has always been something that has eluded me.
But since I quit being a lawyer, I have been making an effort to get better. To be better. And not just with the patience thing, just better in general, better. More aware of the planet, stopping single-use plastic, cutting out fast fashion, and trying to take as few flights as possible (which is a huge challenge running a travel site, if I’m honest!), trying to reduce waste etc.
And with the current situation we find ourselves in – confined to our homes and with the closure of international – and even domestic – borders around the world, allowing the world to take a much needed deep breath and take the time to heal, patience has become something I have become more and more aware of.
I also find researching and reading quotes and creating graphics quite cathartic (and seeing the success of the other quote posts on this site, think you lot do too!) So I will be using that as my excuse for putting this post full of patience quotes together! It’s got motivational patience quotes, funny patience quotes, quotes about patience and love, and even quotes to help you have more patience. They are patience quotes to help you through challenging times, no matter what situation you are in.
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65+ Patience Quotes to Help When Times Are Challenging
Inspirational Patience Quotes
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle (but often incorrectly attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – Unknown
“My dad said to me – Work hard and be patient. It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in.” – Simon Cowell
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy (If this one doesn’t bring inner peace, I’m not sure what will!)
“Patience is the key to contentment.” – The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” – Elizabeth Taylor
“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller
“Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” – Mary Pierce
“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” – Thomas a Kempis
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu
“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi
How To Have Patience Quotes
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Anonymous
“Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” – Tony Gaskins
“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
“Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand.” – Anonymous
“I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.” – Louise Hay
“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks
“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.” – Ralph Marston
“If deception is the most potent weapon in your arsenal, then patience in all things is your crucial shield. Patience will protect you from making moronic blunders. Like mastering your emotions, patience is a skill – it does not come naturally.” – Robert Greene
“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” – Unknown
“Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.” – Anonymous
The Best Patience Quotes
“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke
“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer
“Patience is not passive. It is concentrated strength” – Bruce Lee
“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Patience is a key element of success.” – Bill Gates
“Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” – James J. Corbett
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A. Milne
“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson
“Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness, they are signs of strength.” – Anonymous
Sayings About Patience
“Stay patient and trust the journey.” – Anonymous (I try and make this my quote of the day. Everyday!)
“Be patient. Everything is coming together.” – Anonymous
“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek proverb
“Patience is a conquering virtue.” – Geoffrey Chaucer
“Be patient, good things take time.” – Anonymous
“Patience is the key to paradise.” – Turkish Proverb (a bit of a wisdom quote too, don’t you think?!)
“Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.” – Hrithik Roshan
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Anonymous
“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.” – Swahili Proverb
“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” – Chinese Proverb
“All good things come to he who waits.” – Proverb
Quotes to Help you have Patience
“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Saadi
“Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc de Clapiers
“Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.” – David G. Allen
“The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” – Croft M. Pentz
“When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience.” – Scott Curran
“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran
“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.” – Paulo Coelho
“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” – Saint Francis de Sales
Funny Quotes About Patience
“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” – Margaret Thatcher
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones (I’m sure there are a few parents out there who can attest to what patience means!)
“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk
“Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod.” – William Shakespeare
Quotes about Faith & Patience
“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.” – Unknown
“Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.” – Francis Bacon
“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine
Short & Powerful Patience Quotes
“A man who masters patience masters everything else.” – Anonymous
“Patience is also a form of action.” – Anonymous
“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson
“He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Patience is the road to wisdom.” – Kao Kalia Yang
“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou
“Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden
“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine
I hope these words of wisdom and quotes and sayings about patience have helped calm your mind – if only for today. And if they haven’t, I hope they have given you the inspiration to have the patience to wait, for whatever it is that you are impatient about.
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Vicki is the Lawyer turned Content Creator, Editor-in-Chief and all round Boss Lady at MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld.
She has lived and worked in 7 different countries and started the site to show everyone that it is possible to travel whilst holding down a full time job (because not everyone can – or wants to – quit and walk away from it all).
Her style of travel has always been to get the best out of a destination as a time poor traveler making the most of limited vacation days and all without breaking the bank; BUT she does know where to save and where to splurge to have the most incredible travel experiences – such as luxury hotels and over-water bungalows, safaris, spas and more(!) – where the situation calls for it.
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