The 85 Best Quotes On Patience

80+ Inspiring Quotes About Patience

Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. Patience is the level of endurance one can have before disrespect.

Patience may involve perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in disrespect/anger; or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties, or being able to wait for a long amount of time without getting irritated or bored.

Here is a selection of some of the most inspiring quotes about patience. Short quotes on patience, faith and perseverance. The power of patience quotes. Inspirational quotes can lift your spirits and provide crucial life lessons. Quotes about patience, success & understanding.

Best Patience Quotes and Sayings

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.


We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

一Helen Keller

Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

一Napoleon Hill

To lose patience is to lose the battle.

一Mahatma Gandhi

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

一A.A. Milne

Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered, you will find life is easier.

一Catherine Pulsifer

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

一Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Endurance is patience concentrated.

一Thomas Carlyle

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

一Arnold H. Glasow

Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.

一Saint Francis de Sales

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.


A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.


Patience is a key element of success.

一Bill Gates

One minute of patience, ten years of peace.

一Greek proverb

Who is the great man? He who is strongest in patience. He who patiently endures injury, and maintains a blameless life--he is a man indeed!

一H. P. Blavatsky

He that can have patience can have what he will.

一Benjamin Franklin

A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.

一Ali ibn Abi Talib

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

一Daisaku Ikeda

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.

一George L. Jackson

Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love.

一Swami Vivekananda

Patience is also a form of action.

一Auguste Rodin

Patience is a conquering virtue.

一Geoffrey Chaucer

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

一John Quincy Adams

Be patient. Everything is coming together.


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.

一Victor Hugo

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.


I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

一Lao Tzu

Genius is eternal patience.


Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.

一Roy T. Bennett

Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.

一Swahili Proverb

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

一Franz Kafka

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

一Phillips Brooks

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.


I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.

一Louise Hay

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


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

一Leo Tolstoy

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.

一George Savile

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.

一Chinese Proverb

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.

一Fulton J. Sheen

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.


Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

一George Bernard Shaw

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

一Rainer Maria Rilke

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

一Hal Borland

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

一Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

一Paulo Coelho

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

一Cristina Marrero

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

一Saint Augustine

Patience is the road to wisdom.

一Kao Kalia Yang

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

一Margaret Thatcher

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.


Stay patient and trust the journey.


With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

一Daisaku Ikeda

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

一Lao Tzu

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

一Elizabeth Taylor.

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

一David G. Allen

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait... there is nothing stronger than these two: patience and time, they will do it all.

一Leo Tolstoy

When it comes to patience, we don't have to change old habits; we can build better ones.

一Sue Bender

When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They're opportunities to learn patience.

一Scott Curran

We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.

一Michelle Obama

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

All great achievements require time.

一Maya Angelou

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness, they are signs of strength.

一Dalai Lama

Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.

一Jon Kabat-Zinn

Beware the fury of a patient man.

一John Dryden

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

一Leo Tolstoy

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.

一Simon Cowell

Be patient. Do the best with what you know. When you know more, adjust the trajectory.

一Jen Hatmaker

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

一Edmund Burke

Some of your greatest blessings come with patience.

一Warren W. Wiersbe

An alternative to love is not hate but patience.

一Santosh Kalwar

The people who test your patience are a blessing.. Without them, you can't practice patience.

一Nouman Ali Khan

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

一Franz Kafka

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.

一Joyce Meyer

Patience is when you're supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand.


Perfect love is perfectly patient.

一Neal A. Maxwell

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

一Jean de La Fontaine

The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.

一Croft M. Pentz

Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.

一Franklin D. Roosevelt

Be patient, good things take time.


He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed.

一Swami Vivekananda

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

一William Penn

Patience will benefit you in every hour, every time and every opportunity. It helps you to overcome your opponent, howsoever strong he may be. It will help you in times of distress and hardships, in battles and in war and peace.

一Abd al-Karim Qasim

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.

一Leo Tolstoy

Every misfortune is to be subdued by patience.


The conclusion is, not that hardships are desirable, but that virtue is desirable, which enables us patiently to endure hardships.

一Seneca the Younger

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