Patience Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old patience quotes, patience sayings, and patience proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A weed is a plant we've found no use for yet. Ralph Waldo Emerson
All in good time. Horace
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus
At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. Kanuri (West African) (on patience)
At the gate of patience there is no crowding. Moroccan (on patience)
Bear and forbear. unknown
By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. Benjamin Franklin
Don't cross the bridge til you come to it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don't cry before you are hurt. Scottish Proverb
Don't expect things to go right the first time. unknown
Don't halloo until you're out of the wood. Benjamin Franklin
Don't let anyone get your goat. unknown
Don't put the cart before the horse. John Heywood
Drive gently over the stones. Jonathan Swift
Everything comes to those who wait. unknown
Genius is only a great aptitude for patience. Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon
God did not create hurry. Finnish (on balance and moderation)
Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle. Yugoslavian (on patience)
Haste has no blessing. Swahili (East African) (on patience)
Haste makes waste. John Heywood
Hasty climbers have sudden falls. Robert Greene
Keep your shirt on. American Saying
Never change horses in midstream. Abraham Lincoln
Never cut what can be untied. Portuguese Proverb
One step at a time. unknown
Patience is a virtue. unknown
Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet. French Proverb
Patience is the companion of wisdom. St. Augustine
The continuous drip polishes the stone. Peruvian (on patience)
The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey seems. Maori (on journeys; Ed. Note: Parents everywhere can certainly relate to this saying!)