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20 Wise And Life-Changing Quotes For Patience And Perseverance

Why You Need Patience

Going on this ‘happy ever after’ journey is not an easy process, Success doesn’t happen overnight.

It takes;

  • Days of no progress
  • Days with very little process.
  • Ups followed by downs.
  • Loss of relationships.
  • Hate and love comments.
  • Days you don’t feel like waking up.
  • Days when it feels like there are forces working against you.
  • Times when you feel like giving up.
  • Days when you are too sick to wake up.
  • Happy and sad times, when you feel like it will never happen for you.

In order to get to success, we need to keep on going through these times.

We need to be patient no matter the challenges along the way because the only way is the hard way.

The way which takes lots of time and effort.

Mindful of that, let’s look at some quotes for patience.

Quotes which remind us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, only if we are patient.

Quotes For Patience

quotes for patience

1. Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.

This is a quote for patience by Billy Graham.

He was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s.

Everyone you look up to today has had moments when they wished they could take something they said or did back.

They couldn’t so they learned from it and knew to do better next time.

Days when they had to wait for results but kept acting.

They failed and learned one more way not to go.

They improved their strategies, persisted and after several years of patience, they reached their goals.

2. Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

The next on our list of quotes for patience is a quote from Jean- Jacques Rousseau.

He was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer.

Waking up every day to perform tasks which take you closer to your goals.

But then it seems like you are stagnant.

It seems like all the effort is not leading to any significant advancement towards your goals.

Sometimes it even feels like you have taken some steps back.

Yet you still have to stay patient and keep going.

You can quit but in order to harvest some awesome fruits, you need to be patient.

3. You can’t jump from little things to big things. It just takes time and patience.

This is a quote by Nadia Comaneci.

She is a Romanian retired gymnast and a five-time Olympic gold medalist, all in individual events.

You need to master the little things.

You need to take it one step at a time.

Not just jump to the big things without knowing the bases.

4. Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.

This is a quote by Joyce Meyer.

She is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries.

Are we sad and unmotivated as we work towards success?

Do we spend our days obsessing about results and not the process?

You can be patient but if we don’t have the attitude which attracts the right results we might be waiting for the wrong thing.

5. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

This is a quote by John Quincy Adams.

He was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. 

Problems go with time.

Time has that power to heal all wounds.

When we develop patience and perseverance we get to master our path in a way which makes the things which seemed unattainable in the beginning very doable.

6. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

The next quote on our list of quotes for patience is from Lao Tzu.

He was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. 

Being simple comes with humility which is an awesome asset to learn and grow.
Patience helps you get there.

Wherever you want to get to, takes time.

Compassion helps you build strong bonds.

7. Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.

This is a quote by Mary Pierce.

She is a retired tennis professional who represented France internationally in team competitions and the Olympics.

Sometimes opportunities come which don’t make sense to the destination we long to get to.

Opportunities which are not linked to each other.

Doors which look parallel open but when we walk through them with time, we get to meet a point where they all intersect.

8. I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.

This is a quote by Anthony Hamilton.

He is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin’ from Where I’m From, which featured the title track single “Comin’ from Where I’m From” and the follow-up “Charlene”

To know yourself you need to spend time getting to know yourself.

Time spent in meditation.

Time trying out things and seeing what you actually like and what you don’t.

To get to a high level of knowledge, you first pass through the frustrating point of unlearning,  acceptance of ignorance.

To get knowledge you need to be patient and persevere.

You need this to do the work needed.

9. Patience is the companion of wisdom.

quotes for patience

Next on our list of quotes for patience is a quote from Saint Augustine.

He was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy

Wise men wait for good days.

They don’t give up too soon.

They know good things take time.

Wisdom comes from experience and experience comes with time.

With patience, we get to wisdom, with wisdom you see the importance of patience.

10. I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.

This is a quote by Greg Behrendt.

He is an American comedian and author.

Things which happen quickly most times go quickly.

This is because it takes a long time to build a strong foundation which can hold your building up through thick and thin.

It takes time to build the habits which help keep us grounded no matter how high we go.

Habits which don’t just get us to the top but helps us stay there.

11. There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. Swami Sivananda

This is a quote by Swami Sivananda.

He was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta.

I know when we get people say, failures a good we find that hard to believe especially when we are experiencing terrible repercussions due to our failure.

When you are feeling really down because you were hopeful, and now it seems you were wrong to be.

Trust that with time you will meet better that might not have been possible without that failure.

12. Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.

The next on our list of quotes for patience is one from Heraclitus.

He was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus, then part of the Persian Empire.

Like everything worth having, good habit takes time.

It takes dedication.

Commitment to acquiring these habits through the ups and downs.

You keep this habit for a month then fall back to the bad habit, be ready to rise back and try again.

With time the number of times you fall rounds down to zero.

13. Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you’re going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.

This is a quote by Randy Johnson.

He is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1988 to 2009, for six teams.

All great people have stories of lows on their road to success.

They all tell us of moments when they were fired or rejected.

Moments when they didn’t get the job or project.

They stayed patient and work hard through this, that is why we know them today.

14. The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.

This is a quote by Erik Erikson.

He was a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings

We are all the same within.

We all have similar emotions.

That is the basis behind the common advice ‘put yourself in their shoes’.

How will you feel if same happened to you?

Know that and you know how they feel.

So going by that logic, we can say if we know ourselves then we get to know others.

When we know people we get to understand them better.

We get to be more compassionate, more patient and create stronger bonds

15. Be patient. Patience is the mother of all virtues.

quotes for patience

The next on our list of quotes for patience is from Hrithik Roshan.

 He is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films.

To get any good habit we need patience because good habits take time.

We can’t change a habit we took years creating in a day.

We need to be willing to stick to the gradual steps that lead to the change no matter how much time it takes.

We need to gradually adopt healthy routines.

We need to take little steps towards change in order to create lasting change.

16. Like anything worth doing in life, happiness takes time and patience and consistency.

quotes for patience

This is a quote by Mark Manson.

He is an American self-help author, blogger, and entrepreneur. He is the author of the website MarkManson.net and three books, Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope, The Subtle Art of Not Giving an F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, and Models: Attract Women Through Honesty.

If it is worth doing, meaning it has potentials of producing great results, the best results will only be produced if we do it with patience and consistency.

Patience to go through the difficult part.

Patience to stay consistent through the failures.

17. When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause.

Next on our list of quotes for patience is from Douglas Rushkoff.

He is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian.

There are times when you can do nothing but wait for the storm to pass.

Times when you have done all you can.

When it seems like the more you do the worst it gets.

18. The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

quotes for patience

This is a quote by Arnold H. Glasow.

He was a famous Businessman from the USA.

When we rush we break things.

We can’t build what last by rushing.

When we try to go too fast we break, physically, emotionally.

To build a balanced life takes time.

19. Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.

This is a quote from Hyman Rickover.

He was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office.

Most successful inventors have stories of terrible first ideas.

Though they now say it was terrible, at the time they thought it was great, so they worked on it.

Their years of working on not so great ideas led them to great ones.

20. Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

Let’s conclude with our quotes for patience with a quote from James J. Corbett.

He was an American professional boxer and a World Heavyweight Champion, best known as the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan.

We need to start from the basics.

Know the basics well then move a step further.

skipping the basic limits your understanding of the advance.

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