Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.
George-Louis de Buffon
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success.
Joseph De Maistre
All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Patience is also a form of action.
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 be powerless to vex your mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle.
Patience is the key to contentment.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
All fruits do not ripen in one season.
In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.
W. B. Prescott
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Patience serves us against insults precisely as clothes do against the cold. For if you multiply your garments as the cold increases, that cold cannot hurt you; in the same way increase your patience under great offences, and they cannot hurt your feelings.
Leonardo da Vinci
Slow but steady wins the race.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble.
Consider the hour-glass; there is nothing to be accomplished by rattling or shaking; you have to wait patiently until the sand, grain by grain, has run from one funnel into the other.
John Christian Morgenstern
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh