Quotes about patience

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„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 Roman politician and general -100 - -44 BC
Disputed, (la) Qui se ultro morti offerant facilius reperiuntur quam qui dolorem patienter ferant. Quoted in many works without citation

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„It might be said to the agitator, "However convinced you were of the justice of your cause and the truth of your convictions, you ought not to have made a public attack upon any man's character until you had examined the evidence on both sides with the utmost patience and care."“

—  William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher 1845 - 1879
The Ethics of Belief (1877), The Duty of Inquiry, Context: It might be said to the agitator, "However convinced you were of the justice of your cause and the truth of your convictions, you ought not to have made a public attack upon any man's character until you had examined the evidence on both sides with the utmost patience and care." In the first place, let us admit that, so far as it goes, this view of the case is right and necessary; right, because even when a man's belief is so fixed that he cannot think otherwise, he still has a choice in the action suggested by it, and so cannot escape the duty of investigating on the ground of the strength of his convictions; and necessary, because those who are not yet capable of controlling their feelings and thoughts must have a plain rule dealing with overt acts.

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„Genius is nothing else than a great aptitude for patience.“

—  Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon French natural historian 1707 - 1788
La génie n'est utre chose qu'une grande aptitude à la patience. Narrated by Herault de Séchelles ( La visite à Buffon, ou Voyage à Montbard http://www.atramenta.net/lire/voyage-a-montbard/3508, 1790), when speaking of a talk with Buffon in 1785. (Not in Buffon's works.) Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.“

—  Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon French natural historian 1707 - 1788
As quoted in New Cyclopædia of Illustrations (1870) by Elon Foster, p. 492

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„Time is still the best critic, and patience the best teacher.“

—  Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils. Source: Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils (1986) by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Roy Howat, Naomi Shohet, and Krysia Osostowicz, p. 23

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„Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.“

—  Albert Camus, book A Happy Death
A Happy Death (1971), Seulement, il faut du temps pour être heureux. Beaucoup de temps. Le bonheur lui aussi est une longue patience.

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