Dragan Todorović on Patience

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.

~ Dragan Todorović

Jean Miller on Patience

My biggest lesson is to be more patient. I used to worry about things but now I don’t. I’ve realised there’s a rhyme and reason for everything.

~ Jean Miller, 94 year-old / Guardian, 23rd February 2017

Jennifer Doudna on Perspective

“When I get frustrated I try to take the long view,” she says. “I try to imagine how I would feel 50 or 100 years from now, if I came back and I was looking at this whole story.”

~ Jennifer Doudna / Financial Times, January 31st 2020

Paul Theroux on Patience

“There’s always a way if you’re not in a hurry.”

~ Paul Theroux

Julius Caesar on Pain and Patience

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

Lao Tzu on Patience

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

~ Lao Tzu

John Quincy Adams on Patience

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

~ John Quincy Adams

John Milton on Liars

“I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.”

~ John Milton

Elizabeth Taylor on Patience

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”

~ Elizabeth Taylor

Mother Teresa on Patience

“Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.”

~ Mother Teresa

J.R.R Tolkien on Patience

“Fear both the heat and the cold of your heart, and try to have patience, if you can.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Saint Teresa of Avila on Patience

“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”

~ Saint Teresa of Avila

The Dalai Lama on Enemies

“If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.”

~ Dalai Lama XIV

Lao Tzu on Patience

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”

~ Lao Tzu

Leo Tolstoy on Patience

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

~ Leo Tolstoy

Aristotle on Patience

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

~ Aristotle

A. A. Milne on Patience

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

~ A. A. Milne / Winnie-the-Pooh

Buddha on Truth

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

~ Buddha

Dalai Lama on Patience

“There is no fortitude like patience, just as there is no destructive emotion worse than hatred. Therefore, practice patience and tolerance.”

~ Dalai Lama

Buddha on Patience

“One who is able to practice patience can be called a great person who has strength.”

~ Buddha

Carl Jung on Patience

“The greatest, most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.”

~ Carl Jung

Anton Chekhov on Patience

“Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.”

~ Anton Chekhov

David Niven on Patience

“Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don’t take anything too seriously, it’ll all work out in the end.”

~ David Niven