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Top 50 Quotes About Patience – Remarkable & Wise Words

Who has not heard of the saying “Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day!”?

Nevertheless, this is not the only wise saying about patience. We have even omitted it from our quote collection as there are so many other, even more significant, and noteworthy words about persistence.

Let these quotes remind you that patience is the ability of humans to live and thrive through challenges.

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit – Molière

The following collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes we could find, arranged by birth year of the author. Enjoy!

Wise to resolve,
and patient to perform.


(7th or 8th century BC,
greatest of ancient Greek epic poets)

Patience is bitter,
but its fruit is sweet.


(384 – 322 BC, Greek philosopher and scientist)

Patience is a flower which doesnt grow in everybodys garden

Patience is the best remedy
for every trouble.


(c. 254 – 184 BC, Roman playwright of the Old Latin period)

It is easier
to find men
who will volunteer to die,
than to find those
who are willing
to endure pain
with patience.

Gaius Julius Caesar

(100 BC – 44 BC, Roman statesman, general
and notable author of Latin prose)

Bear patiently with a rival.
Publius Ovidius Naso,
known as Ovid

(43 BC – AD 17/18, Roman poet)

Everyone ought
to bear patiently
the results
of his own conduct.


(first century Roman fabulist,
Latin author and versifier of Aesop’s fables)

Patience is
the companion of wisdom.

Augustine of Hippo,
also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin

(354 – 430, Algerian Christian theologian and philosopher)

The test of good manners
is to be patient
with the bad ones.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
alt. Solomon ben Judah

(11th-century Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher)

Have patience.
All things
are difficult before
they become easy.

Saadi of Shiraz

(1210 – 1292, one of the major Persian poets
and literary men of the medieval period)

All men commend patience,
although few are willing
to practice it.

Thomas à Kempis

(c. 1380 – 1471, German born who became a canon regular
of the late medieval period in the Netherlands,
and the author of The Imitation of Christ)

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