50 Radical Quotes About Patience That Teach Us How To Be Patient In Love & In Life

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Peace of mind is something many of us aspire to attain. We crave peace in a world full of chaos.

There are moments in our lives where a test of patience arrives too many times to account for. And it is not a pretty sight for those of us who are just learning how to walk side by side with our new friend, patience.

The quote “patience is a virtue” has been a well-known phrase that is often thrown at those who don’t necessarily understand what it means to sit back and chill before attacking their opponent.

Throughout different times in our lives, some situations deserve longevity. However, we should not expect things to quickly resolve themselves, nor should we expect a result two seconds after completing a task.

This is a “we want it now” generation and it has caused a number of people, myself included, to not understand the rewarding gift of waiting for something good to happen. How do we learn when to relax and let any problems or positive expectations run their natural course?

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Well, the first step should be to openly admit we are an impatient human race. If we continually allow ourselves to demand something to happen right now, we will never truly value what it is we desire. Life does not wait for anyone, just like there is no specific time when things need to be done.

Maybe the reason you are not getting your dream job is that you’re simply not ready for the role. Trust me, when the time comes for that special moment, you will be ready.

If you need some guidance for maintaining your patience through difficult moments, this article was meant for you. These radical patience quotes remind us why it's important to be patient in all aspects of our lives — and especially so with our relationships and our partners.

So look to our collection of the best quotes about patience to read when you’re learning how to calm yourself down.

1. One minute of patience...

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

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2. Rome wasn't built in a day!

“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, “Patience”

3. Misfortunes have their limits.

“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. Grow in patience.

“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.”— Leonardo da Vinci

5. Impatience breeds anxiety.

“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. What's your secret?

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

7. Get your magic on!

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

8. Best friends for life!

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”— St. Augustine

9. You're beautiful no matter what.

“Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.”— Elliot Paul

10. Patience is bitter.

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

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11. One moment of patience...

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

12. Keep your attitude in check.

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

13. Patience=intelligence

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

14. Happy lives cannot be without a measure of darkness...

“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 to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”— Carl Jung

15. Shakespeare, am I right?

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

16. The spring will come.

“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. Are you willing?

“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. Exercise the art of patience.

“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. Unlock your piece of paradise.

“Patience is the key to paradise.”— Turkish Proverb

20. Be patient with yourself.

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

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21. Wait to see what happens in your life.

“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. Life is too short.

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

23. The key to everything is patience.

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

24. Real blessings shape us through patience.

“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. Be patient with bad times.

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

26. Nothing is impossible.

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

27. Have patience.

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

28. Conquer all with endurance!

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

29. Only those who have patience...

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

30. Do you have a hold on your soul?

“Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.”— Francis Bacon

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31. Prepare yourself with patience.

“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!

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

33. Patience is stronger than beauty.

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

34. Allow your mind to adapt.

"When it comes to increasing motivation and self-control, you have to remain patient and allow your mind to adapt to the new changes."— Jill Hesson

35. Listen to our king!

"Patience you must have, my young Padawan."— Yoda

36. Two things define you...

"Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything."— George Bernard Shaw

37. Self-love and patience, the perfect duo.

"What kind of inner monologue starts up when the negativity comes from the outside? Start practicing grace, patience, and self-love."— Joseph Taylor, The Prepper Mindset

38. Be full of joy no matter what.

"When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They're opportunities to learn patience."— Scott Curran, From God to You

39. We don't like math, but we do love this quote!

"Our impatience of miles, when we are in a hurry; but it is still best that a mile should have seventeen hundred and sixty yards."— Ralph Waldo Emerson

40. Don't give up.

"But 'not giving up' requires a certain level of patience, of hours and hours, and sometimes days or weeks, months or years of trying and perfecting."— V. Noot, Don't Give Up

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41. You don't need an audience!

"Doing interesting work when nobody notices take patience and belief."— Brian Knapp, Creative Pursuit

42. Wait for the answers you are searching for.

"If something is left up in the air and you've done the best you can to get some answers, stop at that point and be patient."— Zak Frazer, Mastering Motivation

43. Are you a teacher or student?

"If you lack patience and are not comfortable around groups of people, you are unlikely to make a great teacher."— Rachel Robins, Feel Good About Yourself

44. It takes time and patience...

"It takes time and patience, but if you develop the habit of using forceful, positive Self-Talk rebuttals to your negative Mind Chatter you will soon see a shift in your Mind Chatter, how you feel and what you do."— Mark Snyder, Developing Good Habits

45. Stay on top of your reactions.

"By staying on top of your reactions you will be able to develop patience and tolerance; two distinct traits required for achieving long-term success."— Annabelle Higgins, Self Discipline

46. You get better at manifesting the more you practice.

"One of the paradoxes of life is that being impatient often makes it harder to achieve something. As with any skill, you get better at manifesting the more you practice."— Simon Foster, Manifesting Change

47. Stressors are everywhere.

"Stressors are everywhere. Each and every day, we run into situations that constantly test us, rob us of our patience, strip us of our sanity, impact our focus, and cause us to lose control of our days."— Colleen Archer, The Power of the Positive

48. All things are worth the wait.

"Counting down the days for something special can be difficult, but most of us would agree there are things well worth waiting for."— Susan B Townsend, A Cup of Comfort

49. The benefits of a simple life...

"The benefits of living a simple life are not immediate so be sure to have the patience to wait for the fruits of your efforts."— Ryan Cooper, Simplicity: The Art Of Simplicity Guide!

50. Build better habits.

"When it comes to patience, we don't have to change old habits; we can build better ones."— Sue Bender

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Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and spirituality.