„Genius is nothing else than a great aptitude for patience.“
— Georges Louis Buffon, Narrated by Herault de Séchelles ( La visite à Buffon, ou Voyage à Montbard http://www.atramenta.net/lire/voyage-a-montbard/3508, 1790), when speaking of a talk with Buffon in 1785. (Not in Buffon's works.) Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is "timing"
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils.
— P.T. Barnum American showman and businessman 1810 - 1891
As quoted in Philip B. Kunhardt, et alm P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995), , p. vi
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery
— Arthur Koestler Hungarian-British author and journalist 1905 - 1983
— Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890