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Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

THOMAS HARDY, Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.

LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

Cleverness is good, patience is better.


Patience is a conquering virtue.
The learned say that, if it not desert you,
It vanquishes what force can never reach;
Why answer back at every angry speech?
No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what,
You will be taught it, whether you will or not.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER, The Canterbury Tales

The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.

LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

Patience! Patience! The world is a vast and ghastly intricacy of mechanism, and one has to be very wary, not to get mangled by it.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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