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God delays but doesn't forget.

Spanish proverb

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

Patience when teased is often transformed into rage.


Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

William Faulkner (1897-1962) American novelist and short-story writer.


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

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor and architect.

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) British novelist, short story writer, and poet.