One of the lessons that I have learned in life is the power of patience. I feel that I can out-patient just about anyone.. but I have not always been this way.. I have learned through many mistakes - don't ask me about my Volkswagen Rabbit :)

Patience will cause you to wait until something goes on sale.. it will reign in your impulse to act.. it will help you in the raising of your children and it will bring success to you at work and in other parts of your life.

Here is a bit of wisdom on the topic from some notable folks:

He that can have patience can have what he will. -Benjamin Franklin

Patience and fortitude conquer all things. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. -Barbara Johnson

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. -Arnold H. Glasgow

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead. -Bill McGlashen

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. -St. Francis de Sales


  1. oh man, some of those gave me a good smile. so true.

    i can see why it is one of the fruit of the Spirit.

  2. Thx Nancy.. patience is certainly something that is difficult to do in the flesh.

  3. Patience is best learned standing in lines or in rush hour traffic. Frustrating, yes, but both teachers in learning to how to wait it out. Course it helps to have some good music or radio program to listen to!


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