Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
Wystan Hugh Auden
God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it - but God is building this thing.
American actor, film and television director
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
English poet, playwright, and actor (1564–1616)
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
William Edgar Borah
American politician (1865–1940)
Our way of living together in America is a strong but delicate fabric. It is made up of many threads. It has been woven over many centuries by the patience and sacrifice of countless liberty-loving men and women. It serves as a cloak for the protection of poor and rich, of black and white, of Jew and Gentile, of foreign and native born. Let us not tear it asunder. For no man knows, once it is destroyed, where or when man will find its protective warmth again.
Wendell Lewis Willkie
American lawyer and corporate executive (1892–1944)
But patience, cousin, and shuffle the cards Till our hand is a stronger one.
Scottish novelist, poet and playwright (1771–1832)
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.
To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language.
president of the United States from 1801 to 1809
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
English novelist, poet and writer