A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.
Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
~John Dryden, Absolam and Achitophel, 1680
Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
~Franklin P. Jones
Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.
~George-Louis de Buffon
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~John Quincy Adams
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Patience is also a form of action.
How poor are they that have not patience!What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
~William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
~Michel de Montaigne