Patience

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  • “A weed is a plant we’ve found no use for yet. “ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
  • “All in good time. “ ~ Horace (65-8 BC)
  • “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. “ ~ Publilius Syrus (c.42 B.C.)
  • “At the bottom of patience one finds heaven.” ~ Kanuri (West African) (on patience)
  • “At the gate of patience there is no crowding.” ~ Moroccan (on patience)
  • “Bear and forbear. “ ~ unknown
  • “By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. “ ~ Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
  • “Don’t cross the bridge til you come to it. “ ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
  • “Don’t cry before you are hurt. “ ~ Scottish Proverb
  • “Don’t expect things to go right the first time. “ ~ unknown
  • “Don’t halloo until you’re out of the wood. “ ~ Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
  • “Don’t let anyone get your goat. “ ~ unknown
  • “Don’t put the cart before the horse. “ ~ John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
  • “Drive gently over the stones. “ ~ Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
  • “Everything comes to those who wait. “ ~ unknown
  • “Genius is only a great aptitude for patience. “ ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707-1788)
  • “God did not create hurry. “ ~ Finnish (on balance and moderation)
  • “Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle. “ ~ Yugoslavian (on patience)
  • “Haste has no blessing.” ~ Swahili (East African) (on patience)
  • “Haste makes waste. “ ~ John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
  • “Hasty climbers have sudden falls. “ ~ Robert Greene (c.1560-1592)
  • “Keep your shirt on. “ ~ American Saying
  • “Never change horses in midstream. “ ~ Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
  • “Never cut what can be untied. “ ~ Portuguese Proverb
  • “One step at a time. “ ~ unknown
  • “Patience is a virtue. “ ~ unknown
  • “Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet. “ ~ French Proverb
  • “Patience is the companion of wisdom. “ ~ St. Augustine (354-430)
  • “The continuous drip polishes the stone.” ~ Peruvian (on patience)
  • “The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey seems.” ~ Maori (on journeys; Ed. Note: Parents everywhere can certainly relate to this saying!)

This post was last modified on October 11, 2019 5:37 am