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Patience Quotes And Sayings About Perseverance

Patience Quotes - 66 Sayings About Perseverance, Endurance And Impatience

Looking for effective patience quotes and the best sayings about perseverance, time, impatience, steadfastness and persistence? Then stay tuned, because you are absolutely right here! If we want to change the world positively in the long term and Environmental problems of our time impatience is an unnecessarily massive stone that we have to roll aside. So it's best not to let it arise in the first place.

Therefore, I would like to give you some rousing sayings about perseverance, endurance and patience so that you can continue on the right path. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about patience have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

Best 66 Quotes And Sayings About Patience And Perseverance

In the dictionary, patience is described as "calm and controlled endurance of something that is unpleasant or takes a very long time". So it's no wonder that time and again we stray from our actual goals. The path of least resistance magically attracts us creatures of habit.

Keep calm, stay patient and wait for the time to come and let actions speak for themselves. Use the following quotes as a small source of inspiration for eternal perseverance.

Patience Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Perseverance is rewarded sooner or later - but usually later." (Wilhelm Busch)
  2. "He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  3. "A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project." (Confucius)
  4. "Not the starting out is rewarded but solely the perseverance." (Catherine of Siena)
  5. "Patience, reason and time makes possible the impossibility." (Simon Dach)
  6. "Never give up on what's important to you, just because it’s not easy." (Albert Einstein)
  7. "Every creation in nature, in man, in love must wait, be patient, until its time to bloom." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  8. "Future: the time you talk about when you can't cope with a problem in the present." (Walter Hesselbach)
  9. "Anything that takes too long before it becomes anything visible at all loses interest." (Wilhelm von Humboldt)
  10. "You have to spoon up successes slowly or you'll choke on them." (Erika Pluhar)

Patience Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." (Thomas Alva Edison)
  2. "The truth is an indestructible plant. You can bury it under a rock, but it still pushes through when it's time." (Frank Thiess)
  3. "You can build something beautiful from stones that are put in your way." (Erich Kästner)
  4. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." (Thomas Alva Edison)
  5. "Never run after a bus or a stock. Just be patient – the next one will come along for sure." (André Kostolany)
  6. "Time we take is time that gives us something." (Ernst Ferstl)
  7. "In most cases the waiting time you spend with doctors would be enough to go to medical school yourself." (Dieter Hallervorden)
  8. "Falling is neither dangerous nor a shame. Staying down is both." (Konrad Adenauer)
  9. "Impatience either drives away the desired or at least delays its coming." (Prentice Mulford)
  10. "The misery with mankind is that the wise are cowardly, the brave are stupid, and the able are impatient. The ideal would be the brave wise with the necessary patience." (Truman Capote)

Patience Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Genuine patience demonstrates great resiliency." (Novalis)
  2. "Success is standing up once more than you are knocked down." (Oliver Goldsmith)
  3. "Beware the fury of a patient man." (John Dryden)
  4. "True friendship is a plant of slow growth." (George Washington)
  5. "Anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred are the real troublemakers, with them problems cannot be solved." (Dalai Lama)
  6. "Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." (Ovid)
  7. "Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it." (John Henry Newman)
  8. "Patience is passion tamed." (Lyman Abbott)
  9. "Endurance is a talisman for life." (African Wisdom)
  10. "If you take a standpoint for too long, you get crooked heels." (Gustav Knuth)

Patience Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long." (George Bernard Shaw)
  2. "Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it." (Leonardo da Vinci)
  3. "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." (Robert Frost)
  4. "Time does not change us. It just unfolds us." (Max Frisch)
  5. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (Thomas Alva Edison)
  6. "The aimless man suffers his fate, the purposeful man shapes it." (Immanuel Kant)
  7. "Endurance is the foundation of all virtues." (Honore de Balzac)
  8. "God, let my soul come to maturity before being harvested." (Selma Lagerlöf)
  9. "Good things come to those who wait." (Ovid)
  10. "Endurance is patience concentrated." (Thomas Carlyle)

Patience Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "Two things are needed to make progress: tireless perseverance and the willingness to throw away something you have invested a lot of time and effort in." (Albert Einstein)
  2. "Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty." (John Ruskin)
  3. "Those who are ahead of their time often have to wait for it in uncomfortable quarters." (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
  4. "Once you have missed the first buttonhole, you’ll never manage to button up." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  5. "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." (Leo Tolstoy)
  6. "It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required." (Winston Churchill)
  7. "Time heals all wounds." (Voltaire)
  8. "He that has patience may compass anything." (François Rabelais)
  9. "Courage is good, but perseverance is better." (Theodor Fontane)
  10. "Patience is two things: calm endurance of lack and calm endurance of excess." (Novalis)

Patience Quotes 51 - 60

  1. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." (Thomas Alva Edison)
  2. "Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." (Mark Twain)
  3. "If you're brave enough to start, you're strong enough to finish." (Unknown)
  4. "How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" (William Shakespeare)
  5. "Those who are best at waiting are best at acting." (Samuel Smiles)
  6. "See, a lot of the people don't realise that boxing is survival of the fittest. That means that you have to be able to survive a cut, have good endurance, not get knocked out. All these factors are involved to make you a great boxer." (Lennox Lewis)
  7. "I know of no such unquestionable badge and ensign of a sovereign mind as that of tenacity of purpose..." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  8. "For those who are right and patient, the time will come." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  9. "You have to be patient with our weakness." (Friedrich von Schiller)
  10. "Too much mental impatience lifts up against what we want to see." (Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

Patience Quotes 61 - 66

  1. "Genius is impatience in ideas and patience with the facts." (Léo Errera)
  2. "Success always has the same principle: diligence, perseverance, talent and luck." (Heiner Lauterbach)
  3. "You have to wait for the future and enjoy or endure the present." (Wilhelm von Humboldt)
  4. "Iron endurance and uncomplaining renunciation are the two extreme poles of human strength." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  5. "The dumb run, the clever wait, the wise go into the garden." (Rabindranath Thakur)
  6. It's the will that makes men – success takes perseverance." (Bruce Lee)

Can you think of any other quotes about patience, perseverance, and persistence? Then always come up with your favorite sayings in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about patience

What is meant by patience?

Patience is the ability to bear or wait for something indulgently, in a calm, controlled mood. It is also often described as perseverance, endurance or persistence.

Why is it important to be patient?

Those who are well prepared but can wait for something without stress and pressure already hold the key to happiness and success in their hands. Patient people are more satisfied, less often stressed and therefore healthier. They are also characterized by higher endurance, self-control and frustration tolerance.

How can I learn to be more patient?

You can practice patience. Be sure to write down the moments when you lose your patience. Also, learn to let go, use waiting time wisely, and find inner peace. Be aware of your progress, set realistic standards, be prepared for setbacks and think in steps.

Quotes about using patience and perseverance for change!

Patience sayings perseverance

By nature, we humans tend to think in the short term. If something is unjust, we want to change it immediately. Be it the destructive Factory farming or the World hunger. But especially when an injustice affects an entire society and is firmly anchored in habits, it takes staying power and a good dose of patience while you do something about it yourself. In the end, however, no injustice remains forever. That makes the wait much more pleasant, don't you think?

Here are some further articlesthat can positively change your life directly and the lives of others with a little patience:

Do you have questions, suggestions or more effective sayings about perseverance and patience? Then just write me a comment below this collection of quotes.

Stay tuned,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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  1. Hello Cristoph

    I'm Denise and I want to compliment you on your blog. I find many texts very inspiring. I especially liked Albert Einstein's statement: "Don't give up what's important to you just because it's not.
    is simple." I also find your commitment to environmental issues very valuable and inspiring.

    Indeed, many things in life require patience. On this subject, I came across the following interesting reference in the magazine "Erwachet": "Instead of letting circumstances over which you have no control try your patience, it would be better to start elsewhere. Consider what you can influence and focus on that. Learning patience is not easy when you're constantly under the gun because you have too much to do, too many places to be at once, and too many people to connect with. Dr. Hartstein sums it up, "We often react so impatiently primarily because we're under stress." (Awake article: Patience - a discontinued model?, retrieved from / 30.10.21)

    I think we all long for a just, non-violent and joyful future. The following promise from the Bible gives me personal confidence: "Only a short time and the wicked will be no more. You will look where they were, but they are no longer there. But people with a gentle nature will possess the earth, and they will feel the greatest joy of abundant peace." (Psalm 37:10,11)

    To hastily dismiss this statement as utopian would be a shame. It is true that convincing oneself of the truthfulness of the message in the Bible requires effort and patience, but it is worth the effort. God promises in His Word that His vision will be fulfilled at the time He has determined. "Even if it is delayed, wait patiently for it! For it will definitely be fulfilled." (Habakkuk 2:3) There we go again.

    The above website offers a wealth of free articles and videos on various biblical topics and provides logical answers to the big questions of life such as: why is there so much suffering or why are we here and what is the real meaning of life?

    I am convinced that it helps everyone to deal with such questions.

    With best wishes greets you


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