49 Patience Quotes About Life and Love

Patience is a virtue, and it’s one that can be difficult to practice in this ever-changing world. But having patience can lead to many rewards, such as improved relationships, better career opportunities, and inner peace. In this article, we’ve collected 43 of the best and most inspiring quotes about patience from some of the greatest minds throughout history.

From talented authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Paulo Coelho, and Margaret Atwood to great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Benjamin Franklin, these quotes remind us that no matter how impatient we may feel from time to time, taking the time to be patient will always yield beautiful results in the end. Let’s take a look at these words of wisdom now. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these quotes about patience…

"Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson." - Elon Musk

1) “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk

2) “Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself.”  – Francis de Sales

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

4) “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

5) “Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.” – Plautus

6) “Beware the fury of a patient man.” – John Dryden

7) “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

8) “When it comes to patience, we don’t have to change old habits; we can build better ones.” – Sue Bender

9) “Patience is a conquering virtue.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

10) “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

11) “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 take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung

Patience Quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke

"Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything." - Rainer Maria Rilke

12) “Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

13) “Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 123 Pages – 08/01/1993 (Publication Date) – W. W. Norton & Company (Publisher)

Patience Quotes by Paulo Coelho

"Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention." - Paulo Coelho

14) “Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention.” – Paulo Coelho

15) “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” – Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages – 08/03/2021 (Publication Date) – HarperOne (Publisher)

16) “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Saadi Shirazi

17) “He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin

18) “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

19) “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” – Unknown

Quotes about patience from some of the greatest leaders of all time.

"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

20) “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

21) “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow

22) “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” – Hal Borland

23) “Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered, you will find life is easier.” – Catherine Pulsifer

24) “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” – Greek proverb

25) “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

26) “Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward… just patience and faith.” – Cristina Marrero

27) “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

28) “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

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29) “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

Inspirational quotes for a better life…

"One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life." - Chinese Proverb
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30) “One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” – Chinese Proverb

31) “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

32) “Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.” – Swahili Proverb

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

34) “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

35) “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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  • Milne, A.A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 175 Pages – 09/03/2009 (Publication Date) – Dutton Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

36) “Patience is the road to wisdom.” – Kao Kalia Yang

37) “To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.” – Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Venus in Arms
  • Jami, Criss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 62 Pages – 01/23/2012 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

38) “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

39) “There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” – Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

"To lose patience is to lose the battle." - Mahatma Gandhi

Great quotes to live by…

40) “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” – Mahatma Gandhi

41) “Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The Light in the Heart: Inspirational Thoughts for Living Your Best Life
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  • Bennett, Roy T. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 252 Pages – 02/25/2016 (Publication Date) – Roy Bennett (Publisher)

42) “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Molière

43) “Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – George Bernard Shaw

44) “It is very strange…that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” – Elizabeth Taylor, A Wreath of Roses

45) “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” – Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

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  • Atwood, Margaret (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 216 Pages – 10/11/2005 (Publication Date) – Knopf Canada (Publisher)

46) “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller

47) “Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand.” – Unknown

48) “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda

49) “Be worthy, love, and love will come.” – Louisa May Alcott

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