Patience, when too often outraged, is converted into madness.
When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed.
Extreme patience of long-sufferance, if it once come to be dissolved, produceth most bitter and excessive revenges.
Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.
That which in mean men we entitle patience, is pale, cold cowardice in noble breasts.
It is best to bear what can’t be altered.
What can’t be cured must be endured.
For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.