who is master of patience
is master of everything else.
real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains,
losses, and disappointments; but let us have patience,
and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
people enjoy the pleasure of saying to whoever is feeling
anxious about delays--restaurant servers, clerks waiting on
the telephone to get your credit card verified, dry cleaners
who were sure your sweater would be ready--"It's okay.
These things happen." Patience, in a rushed world, is a
shared relief. Witnesses to patient transactions,
as well as participants, all get to calm down.
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--every day begin the tasks anew.
I have made any valuable discoveries,
it is owing more to patient attention
than to any other talent.
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
and tenacity of purpose are assets of infinitely greater
value than cleverness. There is great strength in patiently
The sun, having set, comes up. The tide ebbs, but always
flows in again. -Fred van
great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes
or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer
that there must be
time. Let the tree first blossom, then bear fruit, then
|When the hard times of life come, we know that no
matter how tragic
the circumstances seem, no matter how long the spiritual drought,
no matter how long and dark the days, the sun is sure to break
the dawn will come. The
warmth of His assurance will hold us in an embrace
once again, and we will know that our God has been there all
We will hear him say, through it all, “Hold on, my child, joy
comes in the morning!”
who can have patience can have what they will.
greater our hurry, the longer the way;
the greater our patience, the sooner we reach the goal.
We use odd expressions to talk about patience that
make it sound like a quantifiable,
storable commodity like olive
oil, gasoline, or money in the bank: "I'm getting low
on patience." "My patience is coming to an end." "I am about to run out of patience."
. . I don't think we have an internal reservoir in which we store
up Patience for a
time when we'll need it. I think it's more
like the energy-saving water heater I have
at my house.
There is no holding tank of hot water. The heater clicks on when I turn
the hot water tap on, and the cold water flowing
through it gets heated en route to
the shower. It keeps on
heating water as long as I'm using it, and then it clicks off
again. I don't need hot water in the middle of the night
while I'm sleeping,
and I don't need Patience then, either.
is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the
we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention
to the story. -Linda
patience is an opportunity to let go and let God, and to transmute
negative emotions into positive virtues. With patience, you
and centered; you have energy and attention that you can readily
on; and you can proceed with the assurance that things are in
place, even though you may not necessarily like them.
Patience is absolutely
essential if you wish to keep treading the spiritual path. . . .
Patience will keep
you centered, surrendered, detached, and content to just continue
the assurance that, "Yes, everything in its good time."
with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God
is Faith. -Adel
have just three things to teach:
Simplicity, patience, and compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thought,
You return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,,
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
You reconcile all beings in the world.
the Tao Te Ching
Beware the fury of a patient
person! -John Dryden
Infinite patience brings immediate results.
Patience is the foundation of discovering
simplicity. Patience is a gesture
of profound kindness. . . . Patience teaches us to seek an inner
of simplicity, balance, and sensitivity even in the most turbulent
It is about learning to be a good friend to ourselves. . . .
Patience is one
of life's great arts, a lesson we learn not just once, but over
and over. -Christina
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
key to everything is patience. You get the chicken
by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
-Arnold H. Glasgow
great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes
or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you
that there must
be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
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It is not necessary for all
people to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest
power is often simple patience. -Horace
When you are
patient, you take the time to immerse yourself in the joy of the
moment which is denied to those who hurry.
A man watches his
pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit.
Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit
and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe fruit at
length falls into his lap. -Abraham
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