is to calmly endure a trying situation.


“Patience will achieve more than force. ”

Edmund Burke (1729-1797); statesman, author, philosopher

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”

Ray Bradbury (born 1920); author

“Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there. ”

A. A. Milne (1882-1956); English author, best known for his books about Winnie-the-Pooh

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”

Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695); author, fabulist

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“Patience - the gift of being able to see past the emotion. ”

Rodney Williams (born 1959);

“When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life.”

Stedman Graham (born 1951); Speaker, author, businessman

“There is no never... just long periods of not yet.”

Solenn Heussaff (born 1985); Filipina Actress

“A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day. ”

Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961); Swedish political leader, Secretary-General of the United Nations

“Nature, by example, shows us anything worthwhile comes over time. Anything worthwhile grows methodically, building on a strong foundation. Develop a willingness to carry on despite roadblocks.”

Jaren L. Davis

“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”

Chinese Proverb

“A handfull of patience is worth a bushel of brains.”

Dutch Proverb

“He who knows patience knows peace.”

Chinese Proverb

“A moment of patience in a moment of anger can help us avoid a thousand moments of sorrow.”

Imam Ali (A.S.)

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ”

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973); Writer, Poet, Philologist, University Professor

“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.”

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda educator, Buddhist philosopher

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“ 'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. ”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888); novelist

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

Hal Borland (1900-1978); memoirist, author

“He that has patience may compass anything.”

François Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680); writer, moralist

“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 (1802-1885); poet, novelist, playwright

“Patience: To wait with certainity; the art of allowing life to carry you.”

Chinese Proverb

“Lack of patience in small matters can create havoc in great ones.”

Chinese Proverb

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

Saint Augustine (354-430); Roman Catholic saint

“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”

Abigail Adams (1744-1818); U.S. First Lady (1797-1801)

“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 (1515-1582); nun, mystic, writer

“Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

John Steinbeck (1902-1968); American writer

“Patience is a remedy for every sorrow.”

Publius Syrus Latin moralist

“Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

“He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances. ”

David Hume (1711-1776); Philosopher

“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 (1672-1719); English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.

“Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience.”

Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon (1707-1788); Naturalist, mathematician

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

William Shakespeare (1564-1616); dramatist, poet

“It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.”

George Santayana (1863-1952); philosopher, poet, essayist, novelist

“Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.”

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895); biologist

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My husband and I love this commercial. I would replay it a hundred times. Love watching it!
Tina over 1 year ago from Leesburg,Ga.

Patience is not just about waiting, it's the ability to have the right attitude while waiting.
Jan Vernix over 1 year ago from Philippines

I love this!
Sarah Nichols over 2 years ago from Paducah, KY

I really wish they would put out more commercials & billboards. I had no values until I saw them.
Mike G. over 2 years ago from Tucson

Just saw the "Patience" commercial with the little boy walking in the concrete. Reminds me of how I need to be when working with my students. haha Loved it!
Janet over 2 years ago from Missouri

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