Patience Quotes (36) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.


Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~ John Quincy Adams

“He that can have patience can have what he will.” 
~ Benjamin Franklin

“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, Veronika Decides to Die

“Why is patience so important?"
"Because it makes us pay attention.” 
~ Paulo Coelho

“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

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” 
~ Elizabeth Taylor, A Wreath of Roses

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” 
~ Hal Borland

“Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto” 
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“We need to learn and embrace patience. Patience is a holy key that will unlock the door to a more fulfilling life. Behind the blessed door of patience are found better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, wise masters, and a more compassionate world.” 
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” 
~ Edmund Burke

“Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace.” 
~ Brian L. Weiss, Muchas Vidas, Muchos Maestros

“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.” 
~ Ray Davis

“The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.” 
~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries.” 
~ Shannon L. Alder

“Life is all about timing...the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable...attainable. Have the patience, wait it out.” 
― Stacey Charter

The greatest prayer is patience.
~ Buddha

Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable…attainable. Have the patience, wait it out. It’s all about timing.
~ Stacey Charter

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let if first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
~ Epictetus

At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance--that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be--curious--to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got it or not.
~ William Faulkner

To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful ‘magic skills’ that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Who can wait quietly until the mud settles? Who can remain still until the moment of action?
~ Lao Tzu

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea.
~ Anne Morrow Lindberg

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
~ A. A. Milne

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than any other talent.
~ Isaac Newton

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Patience is also a form of action.
~ Auguste Rodin

Patience is the key to joy.
~ Rumi

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~ Saint Augustine

Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process.
~ Alexandra Stoddard

Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.
~ Mother Teresa

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
~ Leo Tolstoy

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.
~ Harriet Tubman

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