In the intricate paths of life when difficulties and hardships confront a man, and the darkness of difficulty and suffering becomes long, it is patience only that acts like a light for a Muslim, that keeps him safe from wandering here and there, and saves him from the muddy marsh of disappointment, desperation and frustration.— Al-Ghazali
Reckoning Long Patience quotations
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
American men are allotted just as many tears as American women.
But because we are forbidden to shed them, we die long before women do, with our hearts exploding or our blood pressure rising or our livers eaten away by alcohol because that lake of grief inside us has no outlet. We, men, die because our faces were not watered enough.
The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience.
Patience is when you're supposed to be mad but you choose to understand.
No road is to long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it
Love opens all doors, no matter how tightly closed they may be, no matter how rusty from lack of use. Your work is to bring unity and harmony, to open all those doors which have been closed for a long time. Have patience and tolerance. Open your heart all the time.
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.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
God's chief way of acting is by persuasion and patience and long-suffering, not by coercion and stark confrontation. He acts by gentle solicitation and by sweet enticement. He always acts with unfailing respect for the freedom and independence that we possess.
We have seen too much defeatism, too much pessimism, too much of a negative approach. The answer is simple: if you want something very badly, you can achieve it. It may take patience, very hard work, a real struggle, and a long time; but it can be done. That much faith is a prerequisite of any undertaking.
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
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.
Sometimes one waits too long for the perfect moment before snapping the picture.
You never realize that you needed was to change perspective.
It takes patience to become the best runner you can be.
Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success.
I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.
Long patience and application saturated with your heart's blood-you will either write or you will not-and the only way to find out whether you will or not is to try.
When history is written as it ought to be written, it is the moderation and long patience of the masses at which men will wonder, not their ferocity.
Don't get impatient when it takes too long.
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.
We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike.
God's patience is infinite. Men, like small kettles, boil quickly with wrath at the least wrong. Not so God. If God were as wrathful, the world would have been a heap of ruins long ago.
It takes a long time to make a painter - even with a good artist's education - but without one it tries the patience of Job; it is a great thing if one does not go backward.
Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time.
Hope has a thick skin and will endure many a blow;
it will put on patience as a vestment and will endure all things (if they be of the right kind) for the joy that is set before it. Hence patience is called patience of hope,' because it is hope that makes the soul exercise long-suffering under the cross until the time comes to enjoy the crown!
To hope and trust in the Lord requires faith, patience, humility, meekness, long-suffering, keeping the commandments and enduring to the end.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience.
Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient - wait, wait - patience is bound to give success. . . .
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
What merit there is in my thinking is derived from two peculiarities: (1) My inability to be familiar with anything. I simply can't take things for granted. (2) My endless patience. I assume that the only way to find an answer is to hang on long enough and keep groping.
Suffering can make saints of people as they learn patience, long-suffering and self-mastery.
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.
Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment.
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.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
Only bad things happen quickly, . . . Virtually all the happiness-produ cing processes in our lives take time, usually a long time: learning new things, changing old behaviors, building satisfying relationships, raising children. This is why patience and determination are among life's primary virtues.
God's guidance will require patience on our part.
His leading is not usually a direct assurance, a revelation, but His sovereign controlling of the circumstances of our lives, with the Word of God as our rule. It is therefore, inevitable that the unfolding of His purposes will take time - sometimes a very long time.
Love is not all that is required in a relationship.
It needs understanding, openness, kidness, patience, long-suffering
We should not bear it with bad grace if the answer to our prayer is long delayed. Rather, let us, because of this, show great patience and resignation. For He delays for this reason: that we may offer Him a fitting occasion of honoring us through His divine providence.
loneliness is not a longing for company, it is a longing for kind.
And kind means people who can see you who you are, and that means they have enough intelligence and sensitivity and patience to do that.