198 Patience Quotes That Will Show You The Power Of Waiting

Patience

Just like the age-old saying, patience pays. And most times, the reward comes a long while later. And that is why it's called patience. It's a virtue that not everyone has.

Being patient means that you can wait longer than others. When you have patience, you are able to tolerate pain, disappointments, or suffering for longer without becoming easily annoyed.

You can quietly take in what most people are unable to. In many instances, you are the last man standing. Patience is a significant show of maturity. The more mature you become and open your eyes to how life is, the more patient you become.

In this generation however, young people do not want to wait. No one is ready to wait for 10 years for a promotion or toil for 5 years to build a company. They all want everything happening now.

They want to finish school and head a multi-million empire immediately after graduation. They want to see results right away without having to put in the tireless work required. They just want everything now without putting in any effort or giving it any time.

But we all have to remember that you cannot plant a seedling today and expect to find a fully grown tree the next day. All good things take time and time requires patience. When you give something enough time to grow, you get better results at the end.

And with that in mind, we rounded up patience quotes to motivate you to be more patient in life. It doesn't matter what you are doing, where you are coming from, what you want, or how fast you want everything to fall into place.

Impatience only leads to unnecessary frustrations, more stress, and longer delays in getting what you desire. Give everything time and time will prove to be worth it.

Patience Quotes

The best thing you can learn from the worst times of your life is that it always gets better. It may take a month, a year, a decade, but it will get better if you leave yourself open to it.

The best thing you can learn from the worst times of your life is that it always gets better. It may take a month, a year, a decade, but it will get better if you leave yourself open to it.

Take one step at a time. A complex problem can be overwhelming, even when you’ve got your plan mapped out, but remember: the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Just focus on one small goal at a time.

Take one step at a time. A complex problem can be overwhelming, even when you’ve got your plan mapped out, but remember: the journey of

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Persistence is a unique mental strength; a strength that is essential to combat the fierce power of the repeated rejections and numerous other obstacles that sit in waiting and are all part of winning in a fast-moving, ever-changing world.

Persistence is a unique mental strength; a strength that is essential to combat the fierce power of the repeated rejections and numerous other obstacles that

To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.

To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

You’re stronger. Smarter. More confident than you were last month. And just wait until next month! Because it’s only going to get better…

You’re stronger. Smarter. More confident than you were last month. And just wait until next month! Because it’s only going to get better…

God is making things happen for you. Even when you don’t see it. Even when you can’t feel it. Even if it’s not evident. God is working on your prayers.

God is making things happen for you. Even when you don’t see it. Even when you can’t feel it. Even if it’s not evident. God is working on your prayers.

You are not alone in your troubles since God sees and hears everything. God has prepared a way for you to be delivered, so hold fast and be steady.

You are not alone in your troubles since God sees and hears everything. God has prepared a way for you to be delivered, so hold fast and be steady.

When we pray, God hears more than we say, answers more than we ask, gives more than we imagine, but in His own time and in His own way. So keep faith.

When we pray, God hears more than we say, answers more than we ask, gives more than we imagine, but in His own time and in His own way. So keep faith.

I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.

I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That’s how it often is. God’s voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.

The next time you’re disappointed, don’t panic. Don’t give up. Just be patient and let God remind you He’s still in control.

The next time you’re disappointed, don’t panic. Don’t give up. Just be patient and let God remind you He’s still in control.

You’re about to overcome something you’ve been dealing with. Your mind and heart will soon be at peace again. Be patient. Everything will be okay.

You’re about to overcome something you’ve been dealing with. Your mind and heart will soon be at peace again. Be patient. Everything will be okay.

Your life may have taken a detour, but God is still on the throne. He has brought you this far, and sooner or later, your peace will be restored.

Your life may have taken a detour, but God is still on the throne. He has brought you this far, and sooner or later, your

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer,

Tell yourself: Everything will work out. Things will get better. Your are important. You are worthy of great things. You are loveable. The time is now. This too, shall pass. You can be who you really are. The best is yet to come. You are strong. You can do this. We believe what we tell ourselves.

Tell yourself: Everything will work out. Things will get better. You are important. You are worthy of great things. You are loveable. The time is

Don't let your present problems defeat you. The Chinese have a saying that if you live with a disaster for three years it will turn into a blessing. Look back in your own life at what appeared to be a devastating situation five or ten years ago. Many of those situations were the turning point that caused a number of great things to happen in your future. Regardless of what happens today, realize it is the beginning of something good.

Don’t let your present problems defeat you. The Chinese have a saying that if you live with a disaster for three years it will turn

If you persisted long enough, the good luck usually came. Most people couldn't wait on the luck, though, so they quit.

If you persisted long enough, the good luck usually came. Most people couldn’t wait on the luck, though, so they quit.

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the

I know I’ll be okay and that eventually everything will work out. I know that what’s meant for me will happen, I know. But I just need a minute or two to pull myself together; because sometimes the shit life throws at me gets heavy, that’s all.

I know I’ll be okay and that eventually everything will work out. I know that what’s meant for me will happen, I know. But I

Pause and remember - Everyone gets discouraged and feels lost at times. Don't worry - life will get better. A new way is being made for you. Keep moving forward even if it's just baby steps.

Pause and remember – Everyone gets discouraged and feels lost at times. Don’t worry – life will get better. A new way is being made

“Tomorrow will be better.” “But what if it’s not?” I asked. “Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.”

“Tomorrow will be better.”
“But what if it’s not?” I asked.
“Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some

Hold on. Stay strong. It gets better.When you're thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Try to stay positive and things will get better.

When you’re thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Try to stay positive and things will get better.

The most inspiring piece of advice I’ve gotten is simply to persevere. My mom taught me to always keep going no matter what from an early age. When it feels too difficult to push forward, I always remind myself, ‘This too shall pass,’ and then I redouble my efforts.

The most inspiring piece of advice I’ve gotten is simply to persevere. My mom taught me to always keep going no matter what from an

Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.

Everybody is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.

The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring.

The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the

Disappointments are just God’s way of saying “I’ve got something better”. So be patient, have faith and live your life.

Disappointments are just God’s way of saying “I’ve got something better”. So be patient, have faith and live your life.

God uses broken things beautifully; broken clouds pour rain, broken soil sets as fields, broken crop yield seeds, broken seeds give life to new plants. So when you feel you are broken, be rest assured that God is planning to utilize you for something great. Good morning.

God uses broken things beautifully; broken clouds pour rain, broken soil sets as fields, broken crop yield seeds, broken seeds give life to new plants.

NATO Commander: We've got four teams on overwatch, sniper spotters in roosts north and south of the target. Hobbs: Just keep all your man out of sight. When they drive that truck in here, I wanna come crashing down on them like the walls of Jericho!

NATlO Commander: We’ve got four teams on overwatch, sniper spotters in roosts north and south of the target.
Hobbs: Just keep all your man out of sight. When they drive that truck in here, I wanna come crashing down on them like the walls of Jericho!

Problems never just go away or take care of themselves, especially when God allows them in order to shape our character. God will patiently wait and allow the circumstances to compel us to do what we should have done at the beginning: surrender all control to God.

Problems never just go away or take care of themselves, especially when God allows them in order to shape our character. God will patiently wait and allow the circumstances to compel us to do what we should have done at the beginning: surrender all control to God.

I know God has amazing plans. I pray for direction to follow them, patience to wait on them, faith to believe on them and knowledge to know when they come.

I know God has amazing plans. I pray for direction to follow them, patience to wait on them, faith to believe on them and knowledge to know when they come.

Yuki's not stupid. He's just... He's still a child. There are still a lot of things... He can't give up. There's no rush.

Yuki’s not stupid. He’s just… He’s still a child. There are still a lot of things… He can’t give up. There’s no rush.

God is always on time even when He seems late. This great truth of life is proven numerous times in the Bible in situations where God’s timing proved to be the absolute right timing.

God is always on time even when He seems late. This great truth of life is proven numerous times in the Bible in situations where God’s timing proved to be the absolute right timing.

God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and a whole lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.

God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and a whole lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.

You never know where life is going to take you. So everything I do, I just take it one day at a time, and it always leads you to the right place.

You never know where life is going to take you. So everything I do, I just take it one day at a time, and it always leads you to the right place.

When people go through something rough in life, they say, ‘I’m taking it one day at a time.’ Yes, so is everybody. Because that’s how time works.

When people go through something rough in life, they say, ‘I’m taking it one day at a time.’ Yes, so is everybody. Because that’s how time works.

It’s one day at a time, that’s all there is to it, and so I don’t have to worry about it. All I do is, okay, I do not have to drink. And if I feel like it, I postpone it for ten minutes, and that way I find something else to do in the meantime.

It’s one day at a time, that’s all there is to it, and so I don’t have to worry about it. All I do is, okay, I do not have to drink. And if I feel like it, I postpone it for ten minutes, and that way I find something else to do in the meantime.

there is a place in the heart that will never be filled a space and even during the best moments and the greatest times times we will know it we will know it more than ever there is a place in the heart that will never be filled and we will wait and wait in that space.

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even during the
best moments
and
the greatest times
times

we will know it

we will know it
more than
ever

there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and

we will wait
and
wait

in that space.

The street to my left was backed up with traffic and I watched the people waiting patiently in the cars. There was almost always a man and a women, staring straight ahead, not talking. It was, finally, for everyone, a matter of waiting. You waited and you waited - for the hospital, the doctor, the plumber, the madhouse, the jail, papa death himself. First the signal red, then the signal was green. The citizens of the world ate food and watched t.v. and worried about their jobs or lack of the same, while they waited.

The street to my left was backed up with traffic and I watched the people waiting patiently in the cars. There was almost always a man and a women, staring straight ahead, not talking. It was, finally, for everyone, a matter of waiting. You waited and you waited – for the hospital, the doctor, the plumber, the madhouse, the jail, papa death himself. First the signal red, then the signal was green. The citizens of the world ate food and watched t.v. and worried about their jobs or lack of the same, while they waited.

In the end, I'm always like this. Whether I get involved with people or not...before I know it, I've done something wrong and made someone upset. I'm even disappointing myself. How many times? How many more times do I have to let myself down for this to stop?

In the end, I’m always like this. Whether I get involved with people or not…before I know it, I’ve done something wrong and made someone upset. I’m even disappointing myself. How many times? How many more times do I have to let myself down for this to stop?

Over the years I've learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.

Over the years I’ve learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.

God's way is much better than ours. So hold on tight, hang in there, strengthen your faith and everything will fall into place with God.

God’s way is much better than ours. So hold on tight, hang in there, strengthen your faith and everything will fall into place with God.

Remember, when we pray God always answers in His perfect timing. Don't get frustrated, just know that He has it everything under control.

Remember, when we pray God always answers in His perfect timing. Don’t get frustrated, just know that He has it everything under control.

It may not be tonight. It may not be tomorrow or on the next day. But I am pretty sure that everything will soon turn out to be okay.

It may not be tonight. It may not be tomorrow or on the next day. But I am pretty sure that everything will soon turn out to be okay.

Sometimes the best you can do is not think, not wonder, just breathe and have faith everything will work out for the best.

Sometimes the best you can do is not think, not wonder, just breathe and have faith everything will work out for the best.

You’ll find more time for yourself and your loved ones, you’ll feel more motivated and less stressed out, and in time, you’ll realize that everything really does work out and turn out exactly as it should.

You’ll find more time for yourself and your loved ones, you’ll feel more motivated and less stressed out, and in time, you’ll realize that everything really does work out and turn out exactly as it should.

I believe that the best way to prepare for a future life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.

I believe that the best way to prepare for a future life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.

When you are on a down swing, do not feel bad. Know the swing will change and things will get better. There are good times coming.

When you are on a down swing, do not feel bad. Know the swing will change and things will get better. There are good times coming.

It may seem impossible to find someone else after you've been hurt so badly, but once you find them, they'll be worth every tear.

It may seem impossible to find someone else after you’ve been hurt so badly, but once you find them, they’ll be worth every tear.

There is hope for me yet Because God won't forget All the plans He's made for me I have to wait and see He's not finished with me yet.

There is hope for me yet
Because God won’t forget
All the plans He’s made for me
I have to wait and see
He’s not finished with me yet.

What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath — prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory — even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath — prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory — even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?

God is bigger than time, dates, and appointments. He wants you to move through this day with a quiet heart, an inward assurance that He is in control, a peaceful certainty that your life is in His hands, a deep trust in His plan and purposes, and a thankful disposition, toward all that He allows. He wants you to put your faith in Him, not in a timetable. He wants you to wait on Him and wait for Him. In His perfect way He will put everything together, see to every detail… arrange every circumstance… and order every step to bring to pass what He has for you.

God is bigger than time, dates, and appointments. He wants you to move through this day with a quiet heart, an inward assurance that He is in control, a peaceful certainty that your life is in His hands, a deep trust in His plan and purposes, and a thankful disposition, toward all that He allows. He wants you to put your faith in Him, not in a timetable. He wants you to wait on Him and wait for Him. In His perfect way He will put everything together, see to every detail… arrange every circumstance… and order every step to bring to pass what He has for you.

There is nothing – no circumstance, no trouble, no testing – that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is – that is the rest of victory!

There is nothing – no circumstance, no trouble, no testing – that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is – that is the rest of victory!

God doesn't work on our timetable. He has a plan that He will execute perfectly and for the highest, greatest good of all, and for His ultimate glory.

God doesn’t work on our timetable. He has a plan that He will execute perfectly and for the highest, greatest good of all, and for His ultimate glory.

Things will get better… Maybe tomorrow, or the tomorrow after that. But know that it will happen. Your tomorrow will come eventually.

Things will get better… Maybe tomorrow, or the tomorrow after that. But know that it will happen. Your tomorrow will come eventually.

The best truck drivers are patient, independent, determined, and hard-working. They love adventure and like thinking quickly.

The best truck drivers are patient, independent, determined, and hard-working. They love adventure and like thinking quickly.

Did someone break your heart, Arisa-san…? […] There are some things that take a long time to acquire, like friends or lovers. So it wasn’t for nothing.

Did someone break your heart, Arisa-san…? […] There are some things that take a long time to acquire, like friends or lovers. So it wasn’t for nothing.

It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first.

It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first.

If you ever find yourself starting over, do it with patience and attention. It’s the beginnings that need to be given proper attention.

If you ever find yourself starting over, do it with patience and attention. It’s the beginnings that need to be given proper attention.

You want to speed things up. You want it to happen now. But the Universe has its divine timing, and you'll be so thankful you were patient.

You want to speed things up. You want it to happen now. But the Universe has its divine timing, and you’ll be so thankful you were patient.

Be with a man with an old truck because if he has the patience to keep it running, he has the patience to deal with your shit.

Be with a man with an old truck because if he has the patience to keep it running, he has the patience to deal with your shit.

Patience takes away lots of stress, regrets, & sleepless nights knowing that all is well at the end of the day if we just wait a little bit.

Patience takes away lots of stress, regrets, & sleepless nights knowing that all is well at the end of the day if we just wait a little bit.

Howl was equally patient and polite with customers from Porthaven, but, as Michael anxiously pointed out, the trouble was that Howl did not charge these people enough. This was after Howl had listened for an hour to the reasons why a seaman’s wife could not pay him a penny yet, and then promised a sea captain a wind spell for almost nothing. Howl eluded Michael’s arguments by giving him a magic lesson.

Howl was equally patient and polite with customers from Porthaven, but, as Michael anxiously pointed out, the trouble was that Howl did not charge these people enough. This was after Howl had listened for an hour to the reasons why a seaman’s wife could not pay him a penny yet, and then promised a sea captain a wind spell for almost nothing. Howl eluded Michael’s arguments by giving him a magic lesson.

An Englishman bears with patience any ridicule which foreigners cast upon him. John Bull never laughs so loudly as when he laughs at himself; but the Americans are nationally sensitive and cannot endure that good-humoured raillery which jests at their weaknesses and foibles.

An Englishman bears with patience any ridicule which foreigners cast upon him. John Bull never laughs so loudly as when he laughs at himself; but the Americans are nationally sensitive and cannot endure that good-humoured raillery which jests at their weaknesses and foibles.

Everyone has their own lane, stay in your own lane, if you follow someone in their lane, you will be taken for a ride. Stay focussed and be patient.

Everyone has their own lane, stay in your own lane, if you follow someone in their lane, you will be taken for a ride. Stay focussed and be patient.

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