67 Patience Quotes That’ll Stop You from Giving up

Which is your favorite patience quote? 

Patience is crucial for success;

Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

In other words, being patient allows you to go through and overcome your problems, on the path to achieving a goal, and not get discouraged if results don’t come quickly enough.

We’ve put together an amazing collection of patience quotes, to help you persist when you are starting to become frustrated along the path to success.


67 Patience Quotes

1. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “Don’t cross the bridge ’til you come to it.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3. “Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” – Unknown

4. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Saadi

5. “If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” – Hal Borland

6. “Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” – Brian Adams


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7. “One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” – Chinese Proverb


8. “Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers.” – Jarod Kintz

9. “Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” – Soren Kierkegaard


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10. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine


11. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

12. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow

13. “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” – Lemony Snicket

14. “Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.” – Randy Johnson

15. “All good things come to he who waits.” – Proverb

16. “Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.” – John Ruskin

17. “Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” – George-Louis de Buffon

18. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin


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19. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius


20. “Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing:God alone suffices.” – St. Teresa of Avila

21. “Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” – James J. Corbett

22. “Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran

23. “Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

24. “Patience is the key to paradise.” – Turkish Proverb

25. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami

26. “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

27. “There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.” – Jean de la Bruyere

28. “You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston


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29. “All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas Père


30. “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 take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung

31. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” – Victor Hugo

32. “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – William Shakespeare

33. “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” – Louis Sachar


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34. “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


35. “Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” – Joseph Addison

36. “Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson

37. “Patience is poultice for all wounds.” – Irish Proverb

38. “Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” – Unknown

39. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A. Milne


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40. “The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.” ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol


41. “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Molière

42. “Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brooks

43. “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

44. “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” – Frances de Sales

45. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” Abraham Lincoln


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46. “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” – Julius Caesar


47. “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 your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” – Robert H. Schuller

48. “Patience and fortitude conquer all things” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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49. “Patience is a virtue, Virtue is a grace; Both put together make a very pretty face.” – Unknown


50. “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

51. “Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.” – Elliot Paul

52. “Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” – Mary Pierce

53. “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” Paulo Coelho

54. “Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.” – Francis Bacon

55. “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” – Virgil

56. “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.” – Corazon Aquino

57. “Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day! You wear yourself out for nothing In many and many a way! Why are you nervous and fretty When things do not move along fast; Why let yourself get excited Over things that will soon be past?” – Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

58. “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


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59. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” Marilyn Monroe


60. “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek proverb

61. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

62. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle

63. “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” – Plautus

64. “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they.” – Leonardo da Vinci

65. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

66. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Leo Tolstoy

67. “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda



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