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John Wooden was arguably known as much for his motivational words and wisdom off the court as he was for his ability to win championships on it.

Related:Timeless Lessons From John Wooden, the Greatest Coach of All Time

The legendary UCLA men’s basketball coach and six-time national coach of the year won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years—including an unprecedented seven in a row. He preached simplicity, patience and character building, and his pyramid of success has been used in board rooms and locker rooms alike. He inspired former players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton, but his motivational words reached beyond the stands, too, influencing the lives of many more.

As one of the only people inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player and a coach, Wooden’s motivation and mentorship lives on as a testament to his greatness. Get inspired to be better with these 27 motivational “Woodenisms”:


1. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

2. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

3. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

4. “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”

5. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you capable of becoming.”

6. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendships a fine art, drink deeply from good books—especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”

7. “Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

8. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

9. “The most important thing in the world is family and love.”

10. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

11. “I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.”

12. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

13. “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”

14. “Never lie, never cheat, never steal.”

15. “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”

16. “Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

17. “Young people need models, not critics.”

18. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

19. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

20. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

21. “I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.”

22. “Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.”

23. “Never mistake activity for achievement.”

24. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

25. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

26. “If you’re true to yourself, you’re going to be true to everyone else.”

27. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

Related: Words of Wisdom: UCLA Legend John Wooden

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Craig Impelman

As Coach Wooden’s grandson-in-law, Craig Impelman had the opportunity to learn Coach’s teachings firsthand and wrote about those lessons for his site, He is a motivational speaker and the author of Wooden’s Wisdom, a weekly “e-coaching module” that is distributed to companies nationally.

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Involvement & Low Attachment

"Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character." -- Heraclitus

A martial arts student went to his master teacher and said earnestly, "I am devoted to learning your art form. How long will it take me to obtain the highest degree black belt?" The teacher's reply was casual, "Ten years." Impatiently, the student answered, "But I want to master it faster than that. I will work very hard. I will practice with great effort every day, 10 or more hours a day, everyday, if I have to. How long will it take then?" The teacher thought for a moment and says, "In that case, it will take 20 years."

Because impatience has been my longtime nemesis, the above ancient parable quickly came to mind as I sat behind the potters wheel for my first ceramics class at the Clay Studio & Gallery in Thousand Oaks, California. I have reached a point in my life where it has become apparent it's time to find a few new creative outlets that continue to stimulate my growth and feeds me with a sense of accomplishment. What I learned instantly from my ceramics teacher, Esther, is there is no such thing as instant gratification in making a bowl on the pottery wheel. The first words out of her mouth were just what I did NOT want to hear: "Now this is going to require some patience." While my inner mindfulness-meditation teacher took a deep breath and smiled, silently affirming, "But of course it will," that 10-year-old boy trapped in this man's body was clamoring to get his hands into the sticky, muddy clay and go for it ASAP with abandon. With Esther's calm guidance, as the wheel started spinning I centered my clay and opened it in the middle. So far so good. Then as I started to quickly lift the edge of the bowl, applying equal pressure from both the inside and outside with two fingers, the thin wall of the bowl started wobbling and Esther again calmly admonished me to slow down and have patience because if I went too fast the fragile clay would fly apart. The good news is, slow and steady won the race and my first bowl was born.

Admittedly, I was very impressed with myself until Esther said, "Nice work! Next week you can do step two." Next week... step two? You mean I have to wait until NEXT week to get to step two? OMG! Was she saying I had more to learn, more time to wait before I could take "my" bowl home and put some chips and guacamole in it? No doubt patience was a lesson that had my name all over it so I took a deep breath and went home empty handed.

Fast forward to the second week when I was taught to trim the bowl and sign my name on the bottom preparing it for its first firing. Then, more waiting. Now fast forward to week three when the bowl was painted, glazed and prepared for its final firing in the kiln. Lastly, jump ahead to week four when I FINALLY had the pleasure of munching on some chips directly from my newly finished creation. Whew! Delayed gratification is such a high price to pay for the privilege of learning and creating something new.

Can you relate? Where in your life might more patience be needed? While there is always room for improvement when it comes to having patience with other people, I am referring to the patience we have with ourselves. The first step is knowing that regardless of what we are endeavoring to learn, create, or achieve, patience is the connective tissue that unifies the beginning, middle, and the end of the process. I use the example of making pottery because, clearly, a raw hunk of clay doesn't become a finished bowl on its own in one day, nor does a novice student become a master of anything worth creating in one day. Metaphorically, we could say that we are all students on the potter's wheel of life learning how to shape our lives. The key is to remember there is a timeline involved in any creative process that needs to be honored. Becoming a master of anything worth doing requires the wisdom of patience and it begins with our next breath... and then the next...and then the next, creating the spaciousness between breaths for the unfolding of our true passion, genius, and soul.

How do we best implement the wisdom of patience? Over time I have learned the mindfulness practice of "high involvement and low attachment." This means being highly involved in the moment with little or no attachment to the results which may take time to unfold. This practice invites the mind and the body to be in the present moment at the same time which is where and when the bliss of "being and doing" joyfully intersect and commingles as our experience. That is what patience does: It invites us to embrace the moment and get our hands in that sticky, muddy clay called life and mindfully shape it in a manner that expresses who we authentically are. The good news is you don't have to be a 10-year-old kid to do that... and that really is a beautiful thing.

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Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid Click to tweet

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Søren Kierkegaard Click to tweet

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda Click to tweet

Just keep going when it’s tough. Just keep going when it’s long. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. George Savile Click to tweet

Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength. Bruce Lee Click to tweet

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. Craig Bruce Click to tweet

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Click to tweet

All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein

Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. A. Milne (Winnie The Pooh)

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. Molière

Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop Click to tweet

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee Click to tweet

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. Virgil

Patience is the key to contentment. The Prophet Muhammad

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. May Sarton

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. Chinese proverb

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Molière Click to tweet

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. Robert H. Schuller

There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. Sivananda Saraswati

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. Peter Marshall

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. Sheri L. Dew

Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience. Robert Greene

Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward… just patience and faith. Cristina Marrero

Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke

Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. Francis Bacon

Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself. Frances de Sales (This is one of my favorite patience quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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Patience means self-suffering. Mahatma Gandhi

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Patience is the only true foundation on which to make one’s dreams come true. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

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No great thing is created suddenly. Epictetus Click to tweet

To lose patience is to lose the battle. Mahatma Gandhi

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. Mahatma Gandhi

Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury. Jean de La Fontaine

Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Plautus

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas Edison

All we need is just a little patience. Gun’s And Roses

Never put passion before principle, even if you win, you’ll lose. Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid)

Patience you must have, my young padawan. Yoda (Star Wars)

The very important thing you should have is patience. Jack Ma (

Patience is the companion of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo

All good things come to he who waits. Proverb

Have patience, God isn’t finished yet. Philippians 1:6

Don’t put the cart before the horse. John Heywood

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin FranklinClick to tweet

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. Margaret Thatcher

Patience is a key element of success. Bill Gates (Microsoft)

How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu

Everything comes if a man will only wait. Benjamin Disraeli

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

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Nothing else is necessary but these – love, sincerity, and patience. Swami Vivekananda Click to tweet

One minute of patience, ten years of peace. Greek proverb

Patience is the key to paradise. Turkish proverb

Patience is poultice for all wounds. Irish proverb

Slow is every foot on an unknown path. Irish proverb

Haste has no blessing. Swahili saying

Be impatient with actions but patient with results. Naval Ravikant

Haste makes waste. John Heywood

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience. Rita Mae Brown

Time is the wisest of all counselors. Plutarch

The greatest power is often simple patience. E. Joseph Cossman

All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou

Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows only under trial. Joyce Meyer

Patience is the best medicine. John Florio

Genius is patience. Isaac Newton

Be patient. Good things will come. Unknown

Be patient the best things happen unexpectedly. Unknown

You can’t rush something you want to last forever. Unknown

What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy. Unknown

A man who masters patience masters everything else. Unknown

Patience is power. Unknown

Good things take time. Unknown

Bear and forbear. Unknown

Patience in all things is your crucial shield. Robert Greene Click to tweet

Patience is a conquering virtue. Geoffrey Chaucer

Patience isn’t a virtue; it’s a necessity. Lou Holtz

Endurance is patience concentrated. Thomas Carlyle

Patience is the art of hoping. Luc de Clapiers

While we wait for life, life passes. Seneca

Time discovers truth. Seneca

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Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. Saadi Click to tweet

Misfortune is the test of a person’s merit. Seneca

Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. George-Louis de Buffon

It will be your toughest battle. It will be the only one worth it. Maxime Lagacé

Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. Swami Vivekananda

Almost everything is outside of your control. You may take all the right actions and fail. You may take no action and win. All you can do is put yourself is positions to win. Be consistent. Patience will eventually get luck on your side. Crypto Seneca

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. Buddha

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. Jean de la Bruyere

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. Joseph Addison

Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. Mary Pierce

Your mastery depends on focus, patience and practice. Not on luck. Robin Sharma

Part 1. This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Sivananda Saraswati

Part 2. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero! Sivananda Saraswati

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they. Leonardo da Vinci

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. Harriet Tubman

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. John Burroughs

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. Barack Obama

Part 1. Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Margaret Atwood

Part 2. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Margaret Atwood

Part 3. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. Margaret Atwood

If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto. Steve Maraboli

Because you are alive, everything is possible. Thich Nhat Hanh Click to tweet

Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves. Tony Gaskins

If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big. Hesiod

Don’t chase, don’t beg, don’t stress, don’t be desperate, just relax. When you relax, it will come to you. Make your wants, want you. Unknown

You will get there when you are meant to get there and not moment sooner. So relax, breathe, and be patient. Unknown

It’s not imagination on my part when I say that to look up at the sky, the clouds, the moon, and the stars make me calm and patient. Anne Frank

It doesn’t matter how many setbacks you come across, it’s the comeback that makes your story stand the test of time. So, be the comeback. Defy the odds. Tofe Evans

Take pleasure in the laborious research process — enjoy the slow cooking of the idea, the organic growth that naturally takes shape over time. Robert Greene

The secret engine fueling success is patience. It will actually get you to most goals much quicker and smoother than the alternative. Neil Strauss

My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. Josh Billings

Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle. Yugoslavian saying

The continuous drip polishes the stone. Peruvian saying

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All good things arrive unto them that wait – and don’t die in the meantime. Mark Twain Click to tweet

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery – drive fast and join the scenery. Douglas Horton

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

The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies’. Criss Jami

The more you ask how much longer it will take, the longer the journey seems. Maori saying

At the gate of patience there is no crowding. Moroccan saying

Impatience may be a virtue if you have to write for today’s generation. Haresh Sippy

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. Barbara Johnson

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. Sammy Davis Jr

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. Guy Kawasaki Click to tweet

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Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin Click to tweet

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

All men are made one for another: either then teach them better or bear with them. Marcus Aurelius

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. Charles Caleb Colton

Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent. B.C. Forbes

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. Laurence J. Peter

All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. Thomas Fuller

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. Hal Borland

The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity. Seneca

A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Successful people know the difference between patience and procrastination. Unknown

Patience, a willingness to completely surrender to the process, and the importance of listening. Unknown

Patience is the master key to every situation. One must have sympathy for everything, surrender to everything, but at the same time remain patient and forbearing. Franz Kafka

Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement. Vera Nazarian Click to tweet

The salt of patience seasons everything. Italian saying

We suffer more in imagination than in reality. Seneca

What may not be altered is made lighter by patience. Horace

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In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. W.B. Prescott Click to tweet

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. Søren Kierkegaard

And sure enough, even waiting will end… if you can just wait long enough. William Faulkner

Mastery requires both impatience and patience. The impatience to have a bias toward action, to not waste time, and to work with a sense of urgency each day. The patience to delay gratification, to wait for your actions to accumulate, and to trust the process. James Clear

It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself, than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all connected with you. Charlotte Brontë

Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers. Jarod Kintz

Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice. George Jackson

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing”. It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. Fulton J. Sheen

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. Paulo Coelho

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. David G. Allen

All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. Woodrow Wilson

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Unknown

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. Orson F. Whitney

All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable. Orson F. Whitney

What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember. Seneca Click to tweet

We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth. Seneca

Time heals what reason cannot. Seneca

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly. Epictetus

Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually. Robert Greene

Once you learn patience, your options suddenly expand. Robert Greene

Haste is productive of injury, and so is too much hesitation. He is the wisest man who does everything at the proper time. Ovid

They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton

Keep doing your Karm (work). Don’t start expecting the results. Bhagavad Gita

Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. Euripides

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The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. Plutarch Click to tweet

Without labor nothing prospers. Sophocles

Who seeks shall find. Sophocles

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. Ovid

Time is generally the best doctor. Ovid

Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. Robert Greene

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill

There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself. Lemony Snicket

Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise. Unknown

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams

A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. Eknath Easwaran

Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts. James Russell Lowell

Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. Gustave Flaubert

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? Elbert Hubbard

To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success. Joseph de Maistre

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami Click to tweet

You don’t get the things you dream of, you get the things that you work for. Ursula Callistis

I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. Louise Hay

No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. Epictetus

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing. Epictetus

You cannot have everything in the present. The road to mastery requires patience and sacrifice. Robert Greene

Sometimes it is best to lie low, to do nothing but let the winter pass. Robert Greene

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. Thomas Huxley

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Quotes About Being Patient With Others, Tolerance

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The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller Click to tweet

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. Epictetus

The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. Dalai Lama

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. Phillips Brooks

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver

It’s an universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. Erik Erikson

There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence. James Robertson

Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries. Shannon L. Alder

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Albert Einstein

Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness. Lama Surya Das

It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone. Hermann Hesse

Patience is when you’re supposed to be mad but you choose to understand. Unknown

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. Joseph Fort Newton

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. Robert Green Ingersoll

Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life. Wilbert E. Scheer Click to tweet

Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle. Lao Tzu

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. Marcus Aurelius

The only thing that isn’t worthless: to live this life out truthfully and rightly. And be patient with those who don’t. Marcus Aurelius

A boxer derives the greatest advantage from his sparring partner – and my accuser is my sparring partner. He trains me in patience, civility and even temper. Marcus Aurelius

Learn to see – accustoming the eye to calm, to patience, to letting-things-come-to-it; learning to defer judgment, to encircle and encompass the question on all sides. Friedrich Nietzsche

In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange. Friedrich Nietzsche

The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart. Criss Jami

Tolerance can lead to learning something. Jakob Dylan

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

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Patience Quotes About Inner Peace, Zen, Having A Strong Mind

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What’s coming will come and we’ll meet it when it does. J.K. Rowling Click to tweet

To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden. Seneca

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. Marcus Aurelius

Even a snail will eventually reach its destination. Gail Tsukiyama

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. Corazon Aquino

One who is patient glows with an inner radiance. Allan Lokos

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Unknown

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace. Brian L. Weiss

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. Rainer Maria Rilke

When you encounter various trials, big or small, be full of joy. They’re opportunities to learn patience. Scott Curran

Take a rest: a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop. Ovid Click to tweet

Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. Ovid

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. Joyce Meyer

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Patience Quotes About Love, Waiting For Someone, Relationships

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Be worthy love, and love will come. Louisa May Alcott Click to tweet

An alternative to love is not hate but patience. Santosh Kalwar

Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait. Martin Luther King Jr

Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person. Thich Nhat Hanh

Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you’ve already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it. Jenny Nimmo

I hate waiting. But if it’s waiting for you I’ll wait. Unknown

Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together. Unknown

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho

Patience is supported and nurtured by a quality of forgiveness. Allan Lokos

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Corinthians 13:4-5

The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you’re out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form. A.J. Darkholme

God will bring the right person into your life at the right time. Always believe that! If they are not there, God isn’t finished yet! Shannon L. Alder

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. Criss Jami

Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. John Wesley Click to tweet

If you’re not too long, I will wait for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

Perfect love is perfectly patient. Neal A. Maxwell

Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

Patience Quotes About Life, Time, Destiny, Being Mature, Good Manners

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All human power is a compound of time and patience. Honore de Balzac Click to tweet

Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. Swahili proverb

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act. Paulo Coelho

Learn what can, and cannot, be asked from destiny. Janet Morris

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Rumi

Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. Michel de Montaigne

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. Heraclitus

Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait – not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavors, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. Unknown

Part 1. The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly – we only think it does. Joseph Bruchac

Part 2. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. Joseph Bruchac

Part 3. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. Joseph Bruchac

There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them. Joseph Roux

Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. Mother Teresa

Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting. Roy T. Bennett

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one’s presence would be healing. Hazrat Inayat Khan

Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life. Steve Maraboli

Learning patience can be a difficult experience, but once conquered you will find life is easier. Catherine Pulsifer

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. Stephen Covey Click to tweet

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. Billy Graham

It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs 14:29

Learn to stand back when the time is not yet ripe and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition. Robert Greene

Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. Ambrose Bierce

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Quotes About Impatience, Anger, Haste

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A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce LeeClick to tweet

The best cure for anger is delay. Seneca

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward. Helen Keller

Patience is the direct antithesis of anger. Allan Lokos

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8

Haste is of the Devil. St. Jerome

Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. Marianne Moore

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Franklin

The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. Bono

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Henry David Thoreau

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine. I’d rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made, no knowledge gained. I’d rather have a no, then nothing. Laurell K. Hamilton

Alas, impatience is but another form of unhappiness. It is true, it is true. I have never met a happy impatient person. Richelle E. Goodrich

Impatience only makes you look weak. It is a principal impediment to power. Robert Greene

This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time. Haruki Murakami

You can tell the greatness of someone by what makes them angry. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. Lewis Carroll

Time, the devourer of all time. Ovid

Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden

Vengeance is disappointing, always. Janet Morris

Impatience is the cardinal sin of youth. M.T. Bass

To be impatient is to be hooked on the future. Gerald Jampolsky

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty. Tacitus

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. Sophocles

I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. Rosa Parks

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill Click to tweet

Patience Quotes About Faith, Hope, The Bible, Spirituality

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve Click to tweet

Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged. Bruce Lee

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. Seneca

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. Shannon L. Alder

A man of courage is also full of faith. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. Ralph Marston

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:25

You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain. Tom Hiddleston

God answers when you least expect it. Unknown

Patience with others is love. Patience with self is hope. Patience with God is faith. Unknown

Be patient because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever. Unknown

Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope. Unknown

The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time. Dante Alighieri Click to tweet

If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh

Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. Teresa Of Avila

The work that God does in us when we wait is usually more important than the thing for which we wait! Erwin W. Lutzer

At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. Kanuri saying

It will happen but it will take time. John Bowlby

Work and wait, work and wait is what God says to us in creation. Josiah Gilbert Holland

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Tertullian

My hopes are not always realized but I always hope. Ovid

But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13

Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything. Euripides Click to tweet

Part 4. Poem About Patience And Time

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For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Part 5. Conclusion

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Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 Click to tweet

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