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.

The remedy against bad times is to have patience with them. Arabic (on patience)
The salt of patience seasons everything. Italian (on patience)
What may not be altered is made lighter by patience. Horace
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. (Winnie the Pooh) A.A. Milne
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 Lemony Snicket
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. Roy T. Bennett
Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Rainer Maria Rilke
Patience is all. Rainer Maria Rilke
It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. Elizabeth Taylor
This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. Haruki Murakami
Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. Stephen Kendrick
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. Jenny Nimmo
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. Gary Paulsen
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
If there is anything that gives kingliness to the soul, it is patience. What was the secret of the masters who have accomplished great things, who have inspired many and who have helped many souls? Their secret was patience. M.J. Ryan
Patience plants us firmly in the ground of our being, content with who and where we are. M.J. Ryan
Patience makes us happier, it leads us to success, and it gives us greater peace of mind every day. Who could resists that invitation? M.J. Ryan
Impatience is a habit; so is patience. M.J. Ryan
Patience helps us waste less time, energy and money. M.J. Ryan
Patience gets us more of what we want. M.J. Ryan
Patience guards the door to anger. M.J. Ryan
Patience gives us greater tolerance and empathy. M.J. Ryan
Patience helps us have happier love relationships. M.J. Ryan
Patience makes us better parents. M.J. Ryan
Patience teaches us the power of receptivity. M.J. Ryan
Patience is the heart of civility. M.J. Ryan
Patience grows our souls. M.J. Ryan
Patience is a decision. M.J. Ryan
To practice patience, you need a real rascal to help you. It’s no use practicing on gentle and kind creatures, for they require no patience. M.J. Ryan
When we see those who challenge us as teachers rather than burdens, our patience instantly grows. M.J. Ryan