Monday, May 19, 2008

Patience -

Patience is a good servant whom all recommend, but few like to employ.

I am waiting as fast as I can ! I want patience, and I want it NOW !

If you are patient in one day of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.-- Chinese Proverb

Sauri ya haifi nawa? To how many has haste given birth? -- Hausa Proverb, Nigeria.

Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. --Proverbs 16:32 NIV

Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.--Edmund Burke, Observations on Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation. Vol. i. p. 273.

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fortunately, God suffers fools gladly, I think. It's part of His job, and it's the only explanation I can think of for my own survival. -- Mary Fairchild

If they try to rush me, I always say, "I've only got one other speed - and it's slower." Glenn Ford

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

When God ripens apples, he isn't in a hurry and doesn't make a noise. -- D Jackman

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Never cut what you can untie.-- Joseph Joubert

We are working for the future. We are not concerned with the seeming victory of the moment but with the final triumph. With us the question is not what influence we can exert now but what power we can exercise 50 years hence, not how few men we have today but how many will arise out of the younger generation who will be men of our principles. We know how to practice patience. We know that the fruit cannot be plucked before the harvest time has arrived. Yet we also know that the hour of victory will some day come.
Abraham Kuyper 1869, in Abraham Kuyper a Biography, Fank Vanden Berg, Paideia Press, 1978. p 48.

If God has taken away all means of seeking remedy, there is nothing left but patience.-- John Locke

Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him. In Hebrew, "Be silent in God, and let Him mould thee." Keep still, and He will mould thee to the right shape.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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

But patience is more oft the exercise
Of saints, the trial of their fortitude,
Making them each his own deliverer,
And victor over all
That tyranny or fortune can inflict.
John Milton. (1608 -1674). Samson Agonistes
Most things, except agriculture, can wait. - Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 &endash; 1964)

You have need of patience; and if you ask, the Lord will give it: but there can be no settled peace till our will is in a measure subdued. Hide yourself under the shadow of His wings; rely upon His care and power; look upon Him as a physician who has graciously undertaken to heal your soul of the worst of sicknesses, sin. Yield to His prescriptions, and fight against every thought that would represent it as desirable to be permitted to choose for yourself.- JOHN NEWTON

There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears. -- C. S. Robinson

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.... Francois de Sales (1567-1622)

Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod.-- Shakespeare, Henry V

How poor are they that have not patience! --William Shakespeare. Othello. Act ii. Sc. 3.

Mercy hath a heaven, and justice a hell, to display itself to eterity, but long-suffering hath only a short-lived earth. HENRY SMITH

He who waits on God never waits too long. Chuck Wagner

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