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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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Saadi

Whosoever hath not patience, neither doth he possess philosophy.

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Howard Nemerov

The View From An Attic Window

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Among the high-branching, leafless boughs
Above the roof-peaks of the town,
Snowflakes unnumberably come down.

I watched out of the attic window
The laced sway of family trees,
Intricate genealogies

Whose strict, reserved gentility,
Trembling, impossible to bow,
Received the appalling fall of snow.

All during Sunday afternoon,
Not storming, but befittingly,
Out of a still, grey, devout sky,

The snowflakes fell, until all shapes
Went under, and thickening, drunken lines
Cobwebbed the sleep of solemn pines.

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Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

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Sorry for the disaster. And thanks for your patience!

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The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience.

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A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

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Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

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The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

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Patience is often merely the guise of Cowardice.

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