„Genius is nothing else than a great aptitude for patience.“
Le génie n'est qu'une plus grande aptitude à la patience
— George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections
„Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.“
— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon French natural historian 1707 - 1788
As quoted in New Cyclopædia of Illustrations (1870) by Elon Foster, p. 492
— Abigail Adams, The Quotable Abigail Adams
Context: I feel anxious for the fate of our monarchy, or democracy, or whatever is to take place. I soon get lost in a labyrinth of perplexities; but, whatever occurs, may justice and righteousness be the stability of our times, and order arise out of confusion. Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. Letter to John Adams (27 November 1775)
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
The Two Paths, (1859).
„Jesus wept once; possibly more than once. There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience, and tears.“
— Charles Seymour Robinson American pastor, editor and compiler of hymns 1829 - 1899
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 584.
„Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
As quoted in Sunbeams : A Book of Quotations (1990) by Sy Safransky, p. 42
— Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695
Fables (1668–1679), Patience et longueur de temps Font plus que force ni que rage. Book II (1668), fable 11.
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom