Patience is a virtue that is often neglected in our fast paced society. Everything in nature is part of a process that unfolds over time. Rushing that process skips essential pieces and builds on a shaky foundation.
A diet of fast food and microwaved dinners are great in the moment, but over time a diet poor in nutrition will wreak havoc on our bodies. The same is true of building a successful business, stable wealth, and wisdom.
I think a police officer said it best while handing out a speeding ticket - "Sometimes slowing down can get you there faster."
Work for what you want, keep moving toward your goals, and let them unfold naturally.
Life is not a destination. The only place we're all headed is death. So slow down and enjoy the journey.
Enjoy this page of Patience Quotes and remember sometimes good things are worth the wait.
All we need is just a little patience. -Guns N Roses
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow, that is patience. -unknown
Patience is the companion of wisdom. -Saint Augustine
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
He that can have Patience, can have what he will. -Benjamin Franklin
Patience and fortitude conquer all things. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. -Barbara Johnson
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. -Arnold H. Glasgow
Patience is passion tamed. -Lyman Abbott
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. -Buddhist Proverb
One minute of patience, ten years of peace. -Greek proverb
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
More Patience Quotes
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. -St. Francis de Sales
Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
All things come to him who waits, provided he knows what he is waiting for. -Woodrow T. Wilson
Everything commeth to he who waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth! -unknown
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. -Carl Jung
Genius is eternal patience. -Michelangelo
He that can have patience can have what he will. -Benjamin Franklin
If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much. -Hesiod
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. -George Savile
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. -May Sarton
Find patience in the breath of life. -Ryunosuke Satoro
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. -Saadi
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. -John Quincy Adams
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. -Johann Friedrich von Schiller
Our patience will achieve more than our force. -Edmund Burke
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. -Isaac Newton