Patience is perhaps one of the most underrated qualities a person can have.
Because if you are patient and keep moving forward towards your dream or goal – day after day and week after week despite the inevitable setbacks – you will most likely reach it.
While whatever competition you had will in most cases have given up some time ago.
In this post I'd like to share the best quotes about patience that I've found.
The timeless thoughts that have inspired me to keep going even when I wanted to give up. And the ones that have helped me to reach my own small and bigger dreams.
I hope you'll find something helpful and inspiring here.
And if you want more motivation check out this post with quotes about how to power through the hump day slump and this one with quotes about inner peace.
Inspiring and Motivational Quotes about Patience
“God bestows upon one man genius without patience and upon another man patience without genius. The relative achievements of the two are often surprising.”
Walter C. Klein
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.”
St. Francis de Sales
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
“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
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.”
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.”
David G. Allen
“The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper.”
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.”
Croft M. Pentz
“If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.”
Sir Isaac Newton
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.”
“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
“How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?”
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
John Quincy Adams
“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.”
“Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered, you will find life is easier.”
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
“Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.”
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.“
“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.”
“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
Fulton J. Sheen
“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.”
“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”
“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.”
“Patience is the key to paradise.”
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
Arnold H. Glasow
“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.”
“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.”
“He that can have patience, can have what he will.”
“Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.”
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
“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. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.”
“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.”
“Patience and fortitude conquer all things”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
“Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.”
Michel de Montaigne
“Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.”
“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.”
“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.”
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
“When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience.”
“I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.”
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”
“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”
“To lose patience is to lose the battle.”
“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.”
George-Louis de Buffon
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
“I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.”
“The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.”
Quotes that Will Help You to Be Patient When You Face a Setback
“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
Robert H. Schuller
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“The best way out is always through.”
“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”
“A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”
“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!”
“Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.”
“There is no such thing as failure, only results.”
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
“The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.”
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”
Charles F. Kettering
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
Edgar A. Guest
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Amazing quotes Hendrik.Whenever ,I fail in life after working very hard toward any goal .I read this type of patience quotes and calm myself so that I can easily analyze my mistakes and improve that .Thanks for posting it
Hello Henrick, I just want to tell you that you are doing an excellent job. In today’s era, there is very lack of Patience among peoples. They forget that patience is one of the pillars of success. Most of the peoples need this to know what great peoples think about patience. However, my favourite one is “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.“ by Albert Einstein.
Great set of quotes Henrik.
Good things come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle.
Patience is important, but we must keep moving forward.
That’s really nice post absolutely fabulous I really liked it and thanks for sharing this post.
I read your post now. My thinking for positive changes
Thank you So Much For these precious quotes on manging patience level in life. Helped me a lot.