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
A weed is a plant we've found no use for yet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
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.
By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable.
Don't cross the bridge til you come to it.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don't cry before you are hurt.
Don't expect things to go right the first time.
Don't halloo until you're out of the wood.
Don't let anyone get your goat.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
Drive gently over the stones.
Everything comes to those who wait.
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.
Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
Keep your shirt on.
Never change horses in midstream.
Never cut what can be untied.
One step at a time.
Patience is a virtue.
Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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!)