How To Be Patient
What is patience? Really patience is having the faith that everything is going to happen and turn out OK. Maybe not on our own timeline. Which sucks. But in due time, we will arrive at the destination we are working towards. It is refraining from resisting the journey and embracing the journey.
It has a flow-like presence to it to where we are using the river of life as our friend and trusting that the rough waters will become calm down stream. And gently bring us to the shore.
It is having faith in yourself and your abilities. The confidence in oneself along with the trust that we are going in the right direction.
In order for us to really learn how to handle impatience, we need to adapt our personalities to have traits that patient people have. Simple as that.
But what are these traits that these elite few have? What perspectives in life should we take to create patience throughout our daily lives?
Well below I have listed out a host of different actionable tips that you and I can use on how to become patient, hell even saint like! And live life like the most patient people you know!
Examples Of Patience
Often times we can draw inspiration from those who have acted in the way we wish and desire. So to giving you some motivation to stay patient, here are a few great stories about patience, and how patience ended up paying off for these individuals! It can show us how to have patience!
- Making a pancake. You are hungry and want to turn the heat up, but you know that by doing so, you will burn the pancake. So you need to keep it on low heat in order for that puppy to get golden brown and taste amazing!
- It is Tokyo resident Mitani Hisao who owned a tortoise for 19 years and walked it through the streets of Tokyo many days throughout the 19 years it was alive. He said he caught the yes of the little tortoise and instantly had a bond with him! So much so that he would literally adapt to walking at a tortoise pace for his buddy!
- It is Michelangelo 4 years to paint the Sistine Chapel and 2 years to sculpt the Statue of David.
- Any soon to be mother carrying around their unborn child for 9 months!
- A child waiting patiently for his dad to arrive home from work so that they can hang out together.
- It is a father who his kid spills his coffee on important paperwork. Instead of getting angry at the child he chooses to understand how the child is young and doesn’t have the best coordination of his body yet. Also that he didn’t mean to do so.
- It’s Leonardo DaVinci taking 7 total years to paint the Mona Lisa.
- It is a dog waiting for it’s owner to come home each day to play fetch.
- It is watering a Chinese bamboo tree for 5 straight years where there is no visible growth. Then watching it grow over 80 feet in 6 weeks.
- Waiting in line for 90 minutes to get on your favorite theme park ride.
- It is a young man who sees his peers taking steroids shortly thereafter starting a weight lifting routine. Because they want to get as big as fast as possible. But he choose to refrain from doing so and builds a body overtime. Whereas the kids looking for a quick fix with steroids never learn the the discipline it takes to build a good body. And are no longer seen in the gym like the natural athlete is. Hence losing their drive to lead a healthy life.
How To Practice Patience – 13 Actionable Tips
Develop A Great Attitude
The thing about losing patience is that we let our attitudes take over to where we become impatient and most likely negative. When this happens we lose our ability to stay patient. As the length of time we can stay patient relies a ton on how our outlook is. So in order to add longevity to how long we can stay patient for, learn to look on the bright side of things. Find something positive about your day when you start to default to the negative.
Know The Best Things In Life Take Time
We can develop better patience by knowing that the best things in life take time. There was a saying in a book I listened to on audio book recently called Psychocybernetics (a must read) which talked about how if we had everything we wanted right away, we wouldn’t be happy we would be miserable. There would be not reward for the patience and endurance we went through to get to the finish line. We wouldn’t be able to build a tough exterior on the way to our goals. An exterior that is only forged by beating down every obstacle that comes in our way on the way to our goals and visions.
So in order to develop solid levels of patience, we need to think long term. The best things in life that have ever been accomplished have been done by people who were willing to stick it out and outlast everyone else on their journey. People that used the power of perseverance which goes hand in hand with patience. When you start to lose patience, just remember this fact. And push on, knowing that in the future you will be rewarded by keeping composed and pushing on, staying patient on the way.
Also know that by wanting things to happen quicker than they are supposed to, we miss out on more than we actually gain. If we arrive at the destination that we desire, we lose out on a ton of growth, happiness, fond memories and essentially the ability to evolve is we are impatience throughout the entire time we are chasing our goals.
The journey is the destination my friend!
Consciously Relax Your Body
When it comes down to it, we are most tense when we are looking forward to something or impatient about something we want to come into our life. In order to settle in and be able to become more patient, try consciously relaxing your body. This will translate to a more quiet and calm mind as well.
A great article talks about how we can utilize conscious relaxation which the article also talks about how it can help us let go of negative thoughts and stuck emotions when we consciously induce these states of relaxation.
Step 1: The first tip they give is relaxing our attention by letting go of thoughts on our mind. The ability to be attentive to our thoughts is the part of the mind. The part that interprets and understands our thoughts. The more we are caught up in using our attention towards our thoughts, the more impatient, anxious, depressed, stress we can become. So start with simply relaxation your attention of your mind and allowing thoughts to just be.
Step 2: Scan your body by closing your eyes then directing your attention within your body. Find areas of stress and areas of clenching. Allow yourself to un-clench every spot that is knotted up and clenched. A few spots that we should pay special attention to, the ones that tighten up the most are:
- The top, back and sides of our heads along with the jaw.
- Muscles around our shoulders and shoulder blades.
- Our actual heart.
- Butt and thigh muscles.
- Palms and soles our our feet
During this exercise, keep your awareness on relaxing your body. Redirecting your awareness back to your body each time a thought comes up.
The best part about this tip is that it can literally be used anytime. Whenever you find yourself in a state of impatience, consciously relax it!
Find Your Trigger Points
People who struggle with addiction have trigger points. They set the person off towards going back to the habit they are trying to kick. The same is true with impatience. We can become impatient when we are dealing with things in our life or around certain people. Maybe you are simply hungry or dehydrated and need to replenish your system. Maybe it is because you are at a job that you do not like and can’t wait to get off. Or maybe it is being around a person that you know is not good for you. Whenever you identify a trigger point, make a mental note of it and jot it down in a journal. Once you consciously know what your trigger points are, then work on plucking them out of your life. If you can’t actually eliminate them from your life, then work on ways to manage them better.
If you have to be around people that aren’t good for you, then learn ways to keep the conversations short with them. Letting them know that you just want to get across your points then part ways. If you are hungry throughout they day and it is causing feelings of impatience, keep a sports drink or a couple bars on you.
Identify The Fear
Often times impatience stems from fear. We need to identify the fear behind the feelings of impatience. A great article delves deep into the impatience personality talking about how we should dig deep on these fears but first ask the question:
- Am I exaggerating both the urgency along with the importance of my activities? This will help us take off the mask that we are always doing something important.
Then we need to identify the fear behind it. We can do this by asking ourselves:
- What do we fear would happen in the event that we never get the thing or things done?
It can be things like if we don’t get it done, we will never be a success and never measure up to our loved ones expectations. Or it could be that we think we will even die if we don’t get it done.
The article talks about how one of the biggest reasons why we are impatient is because we have the misconception that we are behind everyone else. That the world is ahead of us and we have to do a lot of catching up. This can stem from being left out as children. We tend to see our actual survival as being threatened during almost every situations that we encounter in life. But it is more so the survival of our goals that are being threatened instead of our actual body.
Whatever fear it is, often times it is irrational. And by seeing this fact, we can start to move on from these fears and let them go. Tearing out the root cause of some of our biggest reasons of why we are impatient.
What Will You Lose From Impatience
Focus on what you have to gain, that will come out of being patient. Even more powerful. Think about the things you have to lose by remaining impatient. If you do this, you will be pushed by your fear of loss of what you would lose if you allow impatience to block you from achieving what you want in this life. For example if you want to get fit, but you want a better body faster than what is truly possible, you may quit too early and lose out on a life of health and vitality.
Or you make take drastic measures to lose weight and do it to quickly and in an unhealthy fashion. In which you lose weight to fast and end up going into starvation mode, which causes most to binge eat and fall back into old habits. Usually gaining more weight than they started with. Making you have to start all over again. And having a negative stigma about your journey to that better body.
Instead if you took a long term approach and you took a slow and steady approach to weight loss, you would give your body time to adapt to changes. Allowing you to actually lose fat easier over the long run. Along with make you more likely to retain these changes. Giving you the body you want.
Act Upon Being Patient
Often time we see patience as meaning we are sitting around waiting, doing nothing. But this is not the case. It is simply a mindset we need to take WHILE taking action. We move forward patiently. There is always something we can be doing to quicken our journey toward our hearts desires. The key is being patient while doing so. Action and patience are a recipe for success. If we can create a different relationship with the word and see it as not passive, but active, we can better understand and use it’s power. It is the cultivation to having a positive attitude while moving forward. This is what patience truly is.
When we are feeling impatient, we have such a strong desire to live in the future. This can stop us from being productive in the NOW and taking actions in the NOW in order to get us to where we want to be in life. The remedy to getting us out of the anxious feeling of wanting the future to happen now is to meditate. Simply 10 to 15 minutes a day of mindful mediation or breathing mediation can help us be patient by staying the moment.
A great article talks about the link between meditation and patience talking about how through mediation, we teach ourselves to clear the mind of negativity. It will increase our tolerance and patience with the people and situations and in our lives. This is done by taking inventory of our own thoughts and lives we start to truly understand, through reflection, where and how we can be more tolerant and patient.
I know with my personal experience, I seem to move through my day with less stress since starting to mediate. I am able to focus on my tasks at hand with less impatience about moving onto the next. Give it a try and share with me what you think!
Think Of A Time Where Impatience Caused A Terrible Outcome
There are times in life where our impatience leads us to taking actions to where we get some blow back for those actions. A dresser drawer is stuck and instead of taking it out and putting it back on track, we shove it and it cracks. We want to get to a our vacation destination as fast as possible, so we speed and get a ticket. Ruining the first day of our vacation!
More times than not, there are usually negative repercussions that come out of impatience. So in order for us to stay patience along our journey, you and I should reflect back on times where patience kicked us in the ass. This can provoke us to adopt a more patient attitude so we don’t have bad things happen to us because of our lack of patience.
Or even a goal that we wanted and we gave up because we couldn’t fathom the idea of it taking months or years. So we gave up. Well my friend, the time is going to pass. Regardless of whether we take action or not. So may as well embrace patience by learning the consequences of impatient. And more forward!
Impatience Leads to Regret!
When it comes down to it, we have all had the time where our patience with something or someone wears thin. We end up taking actions that result in us doing something we regret. This is more like Part 2 of the last point. We snap at someone who we are in an argument with. Kick the cat. Punch a whole in the wall. All things that could have been avoided if we could have just been more patient.
By realizing that by incorporating more patience in our lives, we will not lead ourselves to taking actions that we end up regretting. It can help us remain calm and patient. For the sake of having less regrets in life.
The more we work on something consistently, the more we are apt to get tired of it. We hit a wall. This can even happen with our passions. We all have a breaking point. The thing to do when we are about to hit this is to channel our energy into something else. Go workout, meditate, go surf, swim, hike, pray, clean the house. Do something else that will get your mind off of the physical and mental effort that you are and have been exerting towards your goals and things you want to unfold in your life.
Commit To The Long Haul
It is the middle ground the screws us over. We simply don’t commit fully. We give ourselves an out. For example, we try something, and when we aren’t getting the results we thought we would, we give up. I’ve been there for sure.
So when it comes to how to be more patient, really we just need to go into things in life with the do or die attitude. Either we are doing something, or will die trying. I mean pretty much literally.
Like we don’t give ourselves an out. That way, we don’t attach any timeframes to anything in life. If it takes 20 years, or happens tomorrow. However long that it takes, we will go to whatever lengths.
7 Reasons Why Patience Is A Virtue
First off, what exactly does virtue mean? A virtue, defined by the dictionary as moral excellence, goodness and righteousness. Also the conformity of a standard of right. Essentially the patience as a virtue meaning then, based on the definition of the actual word is that patience is a standard of goodness and righteousness. Patience, essentially is then, a high moral standard. Which when high moral standards are adopted in our lives, our lives get better. We treat people better and our ability and chances for us to get what we want out of life is increased.
So when it comes down to it, how is patience a virtue? How does it allow us to act out of a higher moral standard? Well below I go into the 7 reasons exactly why patience is a virtue and/or can help us develop even more virtuous qualities in ourselves:
At the end of the day, when we are patient, we develop compassion. Going back to the example of the father who is understanding of his child when he knocks their coffee all over important paperwork. The act of being passionate implores compassion on the child. The same is true when we use patience with ourselves. We develop a sense of compassion for our existence on this earth. When we show patience to ourselves when we mess up over not
Drive and dedication come from being patient. Both of which are virtuous acts. When we are patient, we develop staying power that allows us to stick it out through thick and thin. We develop the ability to persist through any obstacle. Which when we do so, we naturally tend to arrive at our desired goal. Which is the end result of any virtuous act. We arrive at our end goal victorious. And usually help a lot of people along the way.
Patience provides true hope as when we adapt it truly, we give away our ways of impatience. As impatience always breeds some type of failure. Either small or catostropic. When we finally give up our impatient ways we truly see the patience is going to get us further. This develops a sense of hope deep in our bones, knowing we are more likely to find get what we want and deserve. It gives us long term vision.
Patience is a virtue as it teaches us the ultimate lesson, wisdom. It starts to expose to use the true meaning of life and how the world truly operates. It shows us the secrets of the world. That patience will give us all that we desire if we truly implore it to it’s truest form. We gain insights, growth, understanding and power from patience. Which translates to becoming more wise. More wise than we would be if we are to impatient along our journey. As patience takes off the rose colored glasses and shows us all that impatience doesn’t.
5.) See If We Really Want It (Commitment)
There is nothing better to test our commitment than patience. When our commitment is tested we find out if we truly want the things or person we are going after. It can truly allow us to navigate our way through life. It gives us a road map to the end goal. Instead of being pulled every which direction. Which can happen when we are impatient about things. Because when you think about it, the things you have in life have been attained through some level of patience. Yea we may have became frustrated along the way and had some sort of impatience. But because it meant so much to us, we learned to be more patient than impatient.
So when you think about things you want it life, or think you want. Ask yourself if you can see yourself imploring enough patience along the way to get you to your goal. Will you stick it out through thick and thin? If so than it is worth pursing and part of your contract here on earth. If not, than you can see it as a gift that you don’t really want it bad enough.
Patience builds honesty with yourself as well as with other people. When we are patient, we have no ulterior motives. For example when we are in a relationship and want to get married, we may lie to make ourselves look better or hurry along a relationship towards marriage. Our motives our not pure because we are impatient about getting to the end result. Whereas in an honest relationship we are patient that things will happen in due time. In the right time frame. We are honest and open. Which actually makes things happen either faster, or more synchronistically than it would if we were impatient.
As Will Smith says. The world is water. It wants to go around stuff. It wants to flow. And when we are honest, we flow with universe. When we are impatient and dishonest, it is almost like we are swimming upstream.
7.) Ends Suffering
We often look at patience as suffering. But impatience leads to more suffering. When we are impatient, we are constantly looking for a quick fix or something that will give us our desires faster than they are meant to be given. Patience allows us to build a good foundation upon which we can stand. This means that the things we start in life, business, relationships families, will have a better chances of lasting longer or even a lifetime. Whereas impatience can cause all of these things to crack and crumble as they were never built under a solid foundation.
So being patient can end suffering that comes with wanting things too fast. As this is not how the universe works. When we are patient, we are becoming synchronistic with the laws of the universe.
A tree grows as fast as it needs to grow in order for it to secure it’s roots and survive and thrive. No matter what the climate is or conditions are. The same can be said with patience. It gives us the ability to grow deep roots that will allow us to survive and then thrive in life.
101 Quotes About Patience
- “Patience is not about waiting, it is about maintaining a good attitude while waiting.”
- “Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for pereverance and patience. Time is an ally.” – Peter Senge
- “Sometimes the fastest way isn’t the best way. Sometimes the bet things in life take a while.” – Emily Beth
- “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill
- “Stop leaving and you will arrive, stop searching and you will see. Stop running and you will be found.”
- “Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.” – Mother Theresa
- “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Augustine of Hippo
- “Patience is not simply the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Myer
- “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke
- “Inner peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practicing patience.” – Allan Lookos
- “If God answers your prayers, he is increasing your faith, if he delays, he is increasing your patience, if he doesn’t answer He has something better for you.”
- “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Sandi
- “Stay patient and trust your journey.”
- “All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” – Thomas a Kempis
- “Patience is not about doing nothing. Patience is about constantly doing everything you can. But being patient about results.”
- “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” – David G. Allen
- “Waiting is a sign of true love and patience. Anyone can say ‘I love you’ but not everyone can wait and prove it’s true.”
- “Have patience. No matter what the difficulty, no matter how dark the road ahead seems. For truly, with patience comes victory and with difficulty, relief follows close behind.
- “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda
- “Perfect love is perfectly impatient.” – Neal A. Maxwell
- “Show kindness, patience and faith in yourself when you do make mistakes.” – Eileen Rose Giadone
- “A man who masters patience masters everything else.”
- “For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.”
- “Patience with family is love, patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence and patience with God is faith.”
- “Patience is the key because when the right time comes, it will be very beautiful and totally worth the wait.”
- “Patience and silence are two powerful energies. Patience makes you mentally strong, silence makes you emotionally strong.”
- “The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.” – Croft M. Pentz
- “The greatest prayer is patience.” – Buddha
- “When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience.” – Scott Curran
- “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.”
- “We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Overthinking, fantasizing, imagining, expecting, worrying, doubting. Just let it naturally evolve.”
- “Patience means self-suffering.” – Mahatma Gandhi
- “And know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction and hardship with ease.”
- “Everything will fall into place. Be patient.”
- “Patience is power, patience is not an absence of action, rather it is TIMING. It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” – Fulton J Sheen
- “Patience is bitter but it’s fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
- “Adopt the pace of nature. He secret is in patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin
- Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc De
- “Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience for God’s time is the best time.”
- “Patience is the key which solves all problem.”
- “The hardest test in life is having the patience to wait for the right moment.”
- “A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of regret.”
- “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” – Proverb
- “Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs more time to become full.”
- “Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.”
- “The timing isn’t always right, but eventually destiny steps in. All you need is patience.”
- “I’ll be patient, til even my patience tires of my patience.” – Ali ibn Abu Talib
- “Almost anything difficult, any challenge takes time, patience and hard work.” – Arnold Schwarzeneggar
- “Some of your greatest blessings come with patience.” – Warren Wiersbe
- “Patience is passion tamed.” – Lyman Abbot
- “Patience is also a form of action.” – Auguste Rodin
- “Have patience with all things, but first of all, yourself.” – Saint Francis De Sales
- “When things don’t happen right away, just remember it takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce an and 13 hour to build a Toyota.”
- “You can’t rush something you want to last forever.”
- “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy
- “Have patience, God isn’t finished yet.” – Philipians 1:6
- “Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand.”
- “Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries.” – Shannon L. Adler
- “Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.” – Martin Luther King
- “Be patient, the best things happen unexpectedly.”
- “It is difficult to be patient, but to waste the rewards for patience is worse.” -Abu Bakr
- “Take it slow. It’ll work itself out fine. All we need is just a little patience.”
- “Patience is not about doing nothing. Patience is about constantly doing everything you can. But being patient about results.”
- “Patience has it’s limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice.” – Holbrook Jackson
- “Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.” – Jon Kabat Zinn
- “Just because its not happening right now, doesn’t mean it never will.”
- “Patience is the ability to count down before you take off.”
- “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in the worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
- “Patience is more than simply learning to wait. It is having learned what is worth your time.”
- “Patience is a key element of success.” – Bill Gates
- “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die. Than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” – Julius Ceaser
- “Love is patient.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4
- “You have the patience, the strength and the passion to achieve your ambitions, your goals and your dreams. All you need to do now is try.”
- “Learning patience takes a lot of patience.” – Tim Hansel
- “Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience. I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.” – Cee Lo Green
- “You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.” – Stanislaw J Lec
- “Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks
- “One minute of patience, tens years of peace.” – Greek Proverb
- “Be patient and tough, someday the pain will be useful.” – Ovid
- “Patience is a flower which doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.”
- “The solution to every problem. Strength and forgiveness.”
- “When giving advice, do so kindly. Do it sincerely with patience. Don’t do it to show that you are more intelligent or better than others.” – Multi Menek
- “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”
- “Patience is necessary and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” Soren Kierkegaard
- “If a man’s patience is stronger than his whims and desires, then he is like an angel, but if his whims and desires are stronger than his patience, then he is like a devil.” – Ibn Qayylm
- “Beware the fury of patient men.” – John Dryden
- “Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the watter is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself.” – Lao Tzu
- “No one rises suddenly in the world, not even the sun.”
- “Patience is the key to paradise.” – Proverbs
- “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” – Barbara Johnson
- “We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller
- “Nothing protects the heart like patience. Don’t get your hopes up to fast. Don’t let your fears speak too loud. Don’t give your doubts too much time. Not everybody is build to handle the rough times. Can’t be surprises when you fall of with certain people. Few people understand what it means to really be there for somebody. And that’s the roughest part about being on a journey. You realize the main ones that said they’ll ride, are the first to fall off. People make promises when the sun is shining and make excuses when the storm comes. That’s why I’m always thankful for the rain, it washes away the unnecessary. The reality is, you could be amazing, genuine, and sincere but still be overlooked. Because honestly, people don’t want something real anymore, they just want reasons to complain and excuses to avoid. Having a good thing is so hard because meeting a stronger person is so rare. So I’ve leaned to respect people that run from me. I realize my kind of love ain’t for everybody. I am at peace with that.” – Rob Hill Sr.
- “What true patience is is knowing that you want it and knowing thati it’s coming and actually enjoying the unfolding along the way.” – Abraham Hicks
- “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen, but it’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.”
- “Patience is not simply enduring, it is enduring well.” – Dieter F Uchtdorf
- “I have learned that the greatest power of is hidden in patience. I see that patience always leads to victory although not immediately, but that victory will become manifest after many years. Patience is linked to meekness.” – St. Faustina
- “Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.” – Roy T. Bennett\
- “Even miracles take a little time.”
18 Patience Is A Virtue Quotes
- “Patience is a virtue and the best hings in life are worth waiting for.” – Julie Spira
- “Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not.” – George Granille
- “Patience – the ability to put our desires on hold for a time, is a precious and rare virtue,” – President Dieter F. Urchtdorf
- “The secret code of success is patience, a virtue that can not be replaced. It takes time to build great dreams.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive
- “Patience is a conquering virtue.” – Geoffrey Chaucer
- “Patience is a great virtue. We should learn from the Sun and Moon. Both patiently wait for their turn and each on gets it’s chance to shine!”
- “Patience is a virtue.” – Marquita Fancher
- “Hope is practiced through the virtue of patience, which continues to do good even in the face of apparent failure, and through the virtue of humility, which accept’s God’s mystery and trusts him even at times of darkness.” – Pope Benedict XVI
- “Patience: a minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.”
- “Patience is that virtue which edureth debonairly all manner of adversity every wicked word.” – Chaucer
- “Patience is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for.” – Lauren W
- “The time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in a manner of virtue.” – Edgar Rice Burroughs
- “They say patience is a virtue, but patience doesn’t have to have an expiration date, a due date or an estimate.” – The Infamous One
- “Patience is a virtue, but progress is a necessity.”
- “Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back, fine. I’d rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made. No knowledge gained. I’d rather have a no, then nothing. I’d forgotten that about myself.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
- “Patience is not my dominant virtue.” – D’Argagnan Alexandre Dumas
- “Patience is not a virtue It is an achievement.” – Vera Nazarian
- “Patience is a virtue, Savanah, to tolerate delay. It implies self control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about.” – Catherine Weaver
23 Quotes About Impatience
- “Be patience with our impatience.” – Roy Masters
- “Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.” – Janette Oke
- “I get impatient too, but I also don’t walk on water.” – Jim Padilla
- “My worst quality is impatience.” – Emma Thompson
- “Impatience is the mark of independence, not bondage.” – Marianne Moore
- “Impatience is no wanting to understand that you don’t understand.” – James Richardson
- “What is destructive is impatience, haste, expecting too much, too fast.” – May Sarton
- “Patience is the support of weakness. Impatience is the ruin of strength.”
- “One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.”
- “Patience is the art of conquering your impatience.” – Guy Kawasaki
- “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy.” – Elisabeth Elliot
- “Intuition is the suspension of logic due to impatience.” – Rita Mae Brown
- “The shy man will not learn, the impatient man should not teach.” – Hillel The Elder
- “Impatience is the root of all your problems, you cannot force life to give you answers, you must let them unfold before you.”
- “Don’t go back to less, just because you’re too impatient to wait for more.”
- “What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.” – Steve Maraboli
- “Impatience is not a virtue but an annoyance.” – Kayden
- “Impatient never commanded success.” – Edwin H. Chapin
- “The lack of understanding brings impatience.”
- “being impatient is half a mistake that lead to a full mistake that eventually ends in regret.”
- “Patience and self-restraint strengthen you. Impatience and self-indulgence weaken you.” – Dr. T.P. Chia
- “Impatience for victory guarantees defeat.” – Louis XIV
- “Nature thrives on patience, man on impatience.” – Paul Boese
Conclusion To How To Develop Patience
So there it is my friend. A post about what is patience, a good amount of quotes about patience. And why patience is a virtue. I hope you enjoyed the article and it helped you with where you are at in this life. Reach out to me in the comment section below to share with me what you thought about the article as well as if you have anything to add!
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