Quotes about patience
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„As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.“
Source: The Cat Who Came for Christmas
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
„Can't is the word that is foe to ambition,
An enemy ambushed to shatter your will;
Its prey is forever the man with a mission
And bows but to courage and patience and skill.
Hate it, with hatred that's deep and undying,
For once it is welcomed 'twill break any man;
Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying
And answer this demon by saying: "I can."“
— Edgar Guest American writer 1881 - 1959
Can't, stanza 4, p. 54.
A Heap o' Livin' (1916)
„Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience toward evil … a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment. Tolerance applies only to persons … never to truth.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
"A Plea For Intolerance" (1931)
„Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
Variant: You are educated when you have the ability to hear almost anything without losing your temper, or your self-confidence.
— Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic 1058 - 1111
„I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.“
— Meryl Streep American actress 1949
Misattributed to Meryl Streep (and widely disseminated on the Internet as of August/September 2014), this quote is allegedly a translation of a text by the author José Micard Teixeira, the original of which begins (in Portuguese): "Já não tenho paciência para algumas coisas, não porque me tenha tornado arrogante..."
Source: Letters to a Young Poet
— Janusz Korczak Polish physician and writer 1878 - 1942
Source: Loving Every Child: Wisdom for Parents
„All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.“
The Soul of a Butterfly, 2004
Variant: All through my life I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.
Source: The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
„David Frost: What would you like people to think about you when you've gone?
Muhammad Ali: I'd like for them to say:
He took a few cups of love.
He took one tablespoon of patience,
One teaspoon of generosity,
One pint of kindness.
He took one quart of laughter,
One pinch of concern.
And then, he mixed willingness with happiness.
He added lots of faith,
And he stirred it up well.
Then he spread it over a span of a lifetime,
And he served it to each and every deserving person he met.“
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
"Recipe of life" video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7iPACdA1HQ
Interview with David Frost (1974)
„More than 120 takes. Those kinds of things… You [say] "Wow, Jackie's good." It's not good. You can do it. Except, do you have the patience or not?“
— Jackie Chan Hong Kong actor and martial artist 1954
Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999)
— 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