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Alfred CapusYou have to know how to endure injustices until you are in position to commit them yourself.

—  Alfred Capus, 1858-1922, French writer

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

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

NapoleonImpatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Benjamin FranklinHe who can have patience can have what he will.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Laurence J PeterFortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Ambrose BiercePatience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Abraham LincolnThings may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

Oscar WildeIf you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonAdopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Benjamin DisraeliPatience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Charles Caleb ColtonPatience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

Antonio PorchiaI can wait for you longer. Because you have arrived.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Francis BaconWho ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

VauvenarguesPatience is the art of hoping.

—  Vauvenargues, 1715-1747, French author of maxims

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

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister


Latin Quotes

CiceroTo what length will you abuse our patience, Catiline?

Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

     (in the first of his four Catiline Orations)

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Proverbs

English proverbGood things come to those who wait.

—  English proverb

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Italian proverbHe who is not impatient is not in love.

—  Italian proverb










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