It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Cure the disease and kill the patient.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.
You can't treat a car like a patient. A car needs love.
The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
We know the average American physician interrupts their patient in 14 seconds.
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.