100 Inspirational Quotes About Patience That Will Help You Tide Over Tough Times

Patience is a virtue everyone wished they possessed! But at times when you get very excited about something, it is hard to remain patient. Maybe that is why it is such a revered virtue as it is not a simple thing to practice! Simply put, patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Don’t you wish you could be more patient in situations where you end up feeling anxious and stressed in no time?

Being steadfast and confident even during times of stress, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties is not a simple task. Yet, the more one consciously practices being patient, the more peaceful one actually feels. Patience as a virtue to be admired is often referred to in different religions and cultures across the world. In Judaism, patience is referred to in several proverbs in the Hebrew Torah, and in the Christian religion, patience is one of the most valuable virtues of life. In Buddhism, patience refers to not returning harm, rather than merely enduring a difficult situation. We have compiled a list of quotes on patience to help you maintain peace during anxious times.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

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.

- Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

- Molière

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.

- Horseradish, Lemony Snicket

Patience is a conquering virtue.

- Geoffrey Chaucer

No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll

He that can have patience can have what he will.

- Benjamin Franklin

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

- Aristotle

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

Why is patience so important?" "Because it makes us pay attention.

- Paulo Coelho

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

- War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.

- Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

- Margaret Thatcher

There's no advantage to hurrying through life." -Shikamaru Nara

- Masashi Kishimoto

She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte.

- Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence

It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

- A Wreath of Roses, Elizabeth Taylor

Be worthy love, and love will come.

- Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Time has no meaning, Love will endure..

- Jude Deveraux

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

- John Milton

It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you.

- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you've already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.

- Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Jenny Nimmo

Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.

- Words to inspire the winner in YOU, Roopleen

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

- Hal Borland

A stumble may prevent a fall.

- Thomas Fuller

Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.

- Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

- Edmund Burke

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.

- Shannon L. Alder

Life it too short to deal with crazy people.

- Karen E. Quinones Miller

Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.

- The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, Gail Tsukiyama

Tell me what's the difference between hope and waiting because my heart doesn't know It constantly cuts itself on the glass of waiting It constantly gets lost in the fog of hope

- Anna Kamieńska

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

- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.

- Hubert Van Zeller

Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.

- Ray A. Davis

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace.

- Muchas Vidas, Brian L. Weiss

Patience ensures victory.

- Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

If you're serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience.

- If Life Were Easy, Sheri Dew

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.

- David G. Allen

The common man prays, 'I want a cookie right now!' And God responds, 'If you'd listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

And sure enough, even waiting will end...if you can just wait long enough.

- William Faulkner

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

- Helen Keller

Aura, I'm really patient, but I'm not a bloody saint.

- Shade, Jeri Smith-Ready

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

- Sivananda Saraswati

Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death

- Thomas Bernhard

He who can have patience can have what he will.

- Benjamin Franklin

Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.

- The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration, Vera Nazarian

In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.

- The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs, Friedrich Nietzsche

[She] lost her patience, a thing she was all too prone to misplacing.

- Heartless, Gail Carriger

All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them.

- Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

Your least favorite virtue, or nominee for the most overrated one? Faith. Closely followed—in view of the overall shortage of time—by patience.

- Hitch-22: A Memoir, Christopher Hitchens

Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation.

- Gustave Flaubert

I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.

- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.

- Steve Maraboli

Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows only under trial. It is useless to pray for patience. Well, actually I encourage you to pray for patience, but I'll tell you what you'll get TRIALS!

- Joyce Meyer

An alternative to love is not hate but patience.

- Santosh Kalwar

Maybe that's why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward...just patience and faith.

- Cristina Marrero

I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me.

- Judy Collins

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.

- Barbara Johnson

Well, we must wait for the future to show.

- To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

A life is not a waste of time

- Angels' Blood, Nalini Singh

Everything comes if a man will only wait.

- Tancred, Benjamin Disraeli

All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.

- Franz Kafka

The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.

- Dalai Lama

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

- Arnold H. Glasgow

Patience is the direct antithesis of anger.

- Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living, Allan Lokos

There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence.

- And the Land Lay Still, James Robertson

God schedules a birthday, not man.

- Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth, Robert A. Bradley

Patience is the essence of clicking great Photographs!!

- Abhijeet Sawant

All the reasons you fell in love are still there, but perhaps buried under worries and responsibility. Find them again, then hang in there. Truly, the best is yet to come.

- Laurie Paige

I have seen what comes of being patient," Amanda said with a boding look. "And I have no opinion of it." "What does come of it?" Inquired Sir Gareth. "Nothing!

- Sprig Muslin, Georgette Heyer

So many men treat their wives badly, or indifferently, or with barely contained impatience. Josh doesn't mind-- no that's not right--he insists on openly showing his love and respect for me.

- Shadow of the Mountains, Lynn Morris

The secret code of success is patience, a virtue that can not be replaced. It takes time to build great dreams.

- Bernard Kelvin Clive

God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! If they are not there, God isn't finished yet!

- Shannon L. Alder

Bread – like real love – took time, cultivation, strong loving hands and patience. It lived, rising and growing to fruition only under the most perfect circumstances.

- Something From Tiffany’s, Melissa Hill

Peaceful disputes are maintained when men sincerely believe that they are morally, logically correct about the issues at hand. It is when neither side is really certain that wars are instigated.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Because you don't learn anything unless you can find the patience to read. TV takes that away from you. It robs you from your mind.

- Underdog, Markus Zusak

Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven't you learned that by now?

- The Spiritualist, Megan Chance

A friend is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away.

- Shannon L. Alder

There are three qualities that every individual must have to achieve success: a Monk's patience, a Warrior's courage, a Child's imagination.

- Sharad Vivek Sagar

Success needs vision to see, passion to transcend, patience to withstand and the character to overcome failures.

- Walking the Path of Compassion, Amit Ray

So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting.

- It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis

Knowing trees, I came to realize, understand and appreciate the act of patience.

- Ogwo David Emenike

The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms.

- Walking the Path of Compassion, Amit Ray

Top 15 Things Money Can't Buy Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.

- The Light in the Heart, Roy T. Bennett

We must accept the reality that the causes of impatience travel a two-way street.

- Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living, Allan Lokos

I have patience in all things – as far as the antechamber.

- Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour, Gustave Flaubert

Even the best inborn potentialities for achievement do not render unnecessary patient and persistent practice.

- The Art of Self-Control, Ralph Alfred Habas

The woman gestured to a seat and put on a patient face. An impatient sort of patient face, like an impatient face dressing up as a patient one for Halloween.

- Midnight in Austenland, Shannon Hale

Crushed again!

- Patience, W.S. Gilbert

She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding.

- Emma, Jane Austen

Now i can get them teeth

- William Faulkner

It is important to be Intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step.

- Auliq Ice

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

There is no such a rule that patience leads to salvation! Patience can lead to salvation or it can lead to disaster. Every inaction or every action is open to all the possibilities!

- Mehmet Murat ildan

No rain can't get the rainbow.

- ayumi hamasaki rainbow

The quote above about patience is NOT MERYL STREEP's-- this quote is actually from the pen of Portuguese self-help author/life coach Jos Micard Teixeira. PLEASE REMOVE IT!!!!!

- Meryl Streep

You were patient, but I worried that your very patience tempted Kevin to try it.

- We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver

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