Top 100 Patience Quotes And Sayings

Patience Quotes-I once read that patience is a virtue. While growing up, I had this disdain for quiet people because they appeared too sluggish and I equated that with being patient. Now I understand that patience is not a function of how calm or boisterous a person looks outwardly but how one responds to triggers and issues.

Patience quotes by Benjamin Franklin:

He that can have patience can have what he will.”


The world is replete with people always in a hurry. From Wall street to Broad street, from JFK International to Heathrow Airport, millions are up in hand, racing against time.

Besides this, have you ever wanted something so badly you feel like going crazy if you don’t get it now? Ever wished that your crush should just take notice of you and return that feeling? Ever felt like waking up to the sudden realisation of that great business plan or dream? Well, such expectations occur with a lot of persons.

Top 100 Patience Quotes

“Only those who are patient shall receive their rewards in full, without Hisaab (without limit, calculation, and estimation).”(Quran, 39:10).

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

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

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

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” – George Savile

“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.” – William Penn

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Unknown

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

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

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

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

“Patience is the art of hoping.” – Luc de Clapiers

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

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

“I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.” – Greg Behrendt

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


“Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” – Tony Gaskins

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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.” – Unknown

“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

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


“You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

“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

“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” – Thomas a Kempis

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – Unknown

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Patience is also a form of action.” – Unknown

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” – Lao Tzu

“The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience.” – Brett Eldredge

“I’ve been called Mr. Patient Money because I have the patience to work through challenging circumstances.” – N. Murray Edwards

“An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person.” – Vladimir Kramnik

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” – Margaret Thatcher

“The principle part of faith is patience.” – George MacDonald

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll

“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

“Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.” – Hrithik Roshan


“There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.” – Chuck Tanner

“When it comes to work, I have a lot of patience, but otherwise, I am quite impatient.” – Kratika Sengar

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

“The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience.” – Kevin Hart

“The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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

“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 support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.” – Herman Hesse

“I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it.” – David Duchovny


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

“Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment – that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.” – Sasha Banks

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

“Patience is the best medicine.” – John Florio

“There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.” – Cesar Chavez

“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

“Find patience in the breath of life.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“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

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

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

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller

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

“The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma

“There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.” – Swami Sivananda

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

“Bear patiently with a rival.” – Ovid

“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk

“The greatest power is often simple patience.” – E. Joseph Cossman

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

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Everything is out there if you know how to find it, and have the patience. I don’t and haven’t, but that’s my problem.” – Tom Holt

“Genius is patience.” – Isaac Newton

“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

“Learning patience was not an easy lesson.” – Michael Douglas


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

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.” – Heraclitus

“Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden

“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

“Have patience with all things. But first of all with yourself.” – Saint Francis de Sales

“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

“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

“The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“People are stubborn about what they perceive to be the right thing or the wrong thing, and it takes a long time to filter this human condition. There’s a waiting period until people catch up. But if you have patience – which it takes when someone thinks differently from you – everybody always catches up. That patience is a wonderful virtue.” – Johnny Mathis

“I have learned that I really do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it’s up to me to choose to develop them.” – Joyce Meyer

“To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.” – Henri Nouwen

“Kids teach you a lot of patience.” – Mona Singh

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


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

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

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

Dealing with rejections – Patience Quotes

One thing that’s difficult to accept for a lot of individuals is a no or a wait response. People, a lot of times want to have their wishes granted now! Impatience tends to bring out the worse in people until they learn to deal with it. People become agitated, angry, frustrated and more when they have to wait or denied.

Humans have dreams and aspirations in life. It is the point between dreaming and making it a reality that creates most of the conflict in human existence, leading to loss of life, and resources even crimes.

Understanding the need for patience – Patience Quotes

Another patience quote by Aristotle states;

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

Patience is not you taking a casual walk in the park while waiting; it is the attitude you put up when in the waiting. Patience is an attitude, not an event or occurrence. The way you perceive things would determine how you react when you are told to wait.

A lot of times, one person’s desires run counter to that of another. It, however, takes a process to weave each need such that it perfectly complements another’s rather than create a conflict for everyone. If each person could learn to give a little slack, a little thought for the other person, then conflicts will run thin, and patience will grow fat, while the world would become a more peaceful place to live.

The last patience quote by Moliere says;

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