50 Powerful Quotes on Patience

These quotes on patience will bring peace to your mind and joy to your heart.

I’m at a point in my life where peace of mind has become one of my highest priorities. I want to be at peace, and I want to get better at allowing things to follow their natural course, without desperately trying to force them into completion, because that would only create a lot of unnecessary stress, pain and suffering into my life, and I don’t want that.

There are things in life that require more time than others. Time to blossom, to develop, to grow, to mature… And if we don’t learn the art of patience, by allowing life to follow its natural course, chances are that we will continue to force and resist the natural flow of things, inflicting a lot of unnecessary pain onto ourselves and onto those around us.

50 Inspiring Quotes on Patience

Here are 50 inspiring quotes on patience, quotes that will make you rethink the way you live your life, and hopefully bring a lot more peace into your life. 

Enjoy 🙂

1. “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” ~ Greek proverb

2. “Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day! You wear yourself out for nothing In many and many a way! Why are you nervous and fretty When things do not move along fast; Why let yourself get excited Over things that will soon be past?” ~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

3. “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

4. “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 then be powerless to vex your minds.” ~  Leonardo da Vinci

5. “Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” ~ Brian Adams

6. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

8. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ~ St. Augustine

9. “Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.” ~ Elliot Paul

10. “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” ~ William Shakespeare

11. “One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” ~ Chinese Proverb

12. “Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” ~ Joyce Meyer

13. “Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” ~ George-Louis de Buffon

14. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” ~  Carl Jung

15. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

16. “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

17. “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” ~ Julius Caesar

18. “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.” ~ Paulo Coelho

19. “Patience is the key to paradise.” ~ Turkish Proverb

20. “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales

21. “Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.” ~ Mary Pierce

22. “Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” ~ Phillips Brooks

23. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” ~ Arnold H. Glasow

24. “Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” ~ Joseph Addison

25. “The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.” ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

26. “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

27. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~ Saadi

28. “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” ~ Virgil

29. “Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.” ~ James J. Corbett

30. “Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.” ~ Francis Bacon

31. “There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere

32. “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” ~ Plautus

33. “Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.” ~ John Ruskin

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

35. “Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

36. “If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” ~ Hal Borland

37. “Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” ~ Unknown

38. “All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.” ~ Alexandre Dumas Père

39. “Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” ~ Unknown

40. “Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing:God alone suffices.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila

41. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

42. “Patience and fortitude conquer all things” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.” ~ Corazon Aquino

44. “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.” ~ Ralph Marston

45. “All good things come to he who waits.” ~ Proverb

46. “Patience is poultice for all wounds.” ~ Irish Proverb

47. “Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” ~ Eknath Easwaran

48. “Patience is a virtue, Virtue is a grace; Both put together make a very pretty face.”~ Unknown

49. “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.” ~ Victor Hugo

50. “Don’t cross the bridge ’til you come to it.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

~love, Luminita💫


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of PurposeFairy.com and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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