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Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. (Bryan Adams)

I don't have the patience for the painstaking work of photorealism. If I tried, I would end up playing with my fingers and mumbling incoherently in the corner. (Gaye Adams)

Everything comes to those who wait... except a cat. (Mario Andretti)

Patience has to be cultivated. Perhaps the entire creative process can be viewed as a patience builder. (Jil Ashton-Leigh)

Patience is the companion of wisdom. (Saint Augustine)

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

A classic is like a hidden treasure. Its core is buried under so many layers of varnish that it can be reached only by patience and infiltration. (Jean-Louis Barrault)

Never let the state of waiting be in your mind. Just do something else and do it by intention. (Toba Beta)

The greatest art is to sit, and wait, and let it come. (Yogi Bhajan)

-The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. (Ambrose Bierce)

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

Patience pays huge dividends when painting with oils. In order to paint with clean, fresh colour you need to stop from time to time and clean the brush…and don't think that a painting has to be finished in one go. (Stephen Brown)

No road is too 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. (Jean de La Bruyere)

Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Our patience will achieve more than our force. (Edmund Burke)

Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity. (Robert Burton)

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. (George Carlin)

Great patience is called for on the hard path that I have entered on. (Edgar Degas)

Possess your soul with patience. (John Dryden)

He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

All things come to he who waits. (Violet Fane)

You get more by waiting than you do by moving. You wait for the light to come and it will change the world in front of you. (Peter Fiore)

Instant gratification takes too long. (Carrie Fisher)

Talent is long patience. (Gustave Flaubert)

Patience and time do more than strength or passion. (Jean de La Fontaine)

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

He that can have patience can have what he will. (Benjamin Franklin)

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

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

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself. (Baltasar Gracian)

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. (Thomas Hardy)

Patience may be a virtue, but quitting is an art. (Evan Harris)

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

Let this be an example for the acquisition of all knowledge, virtue, and riches. By the fall of drops of water, by degrees, a pot is filled. (The Hitopadesa)

Patience is simply endurance. (Dorothy Hood)

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

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. (Daisaku Ikeda)

If good things come to those who wait, I figure I ought to be in for a big payoff someday soon! (Brian Lee Jones)

Impatience is the unformed energy of fear looking for a place to manifest. (Dennis Merritt Jones)

When a painting problem crops up, don't rush to fix it. You probably already know one way to fix it, but wait for something else to show up... invite the muses to bring you a new solution. (Carole Katchen)

Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. (Guy Kawasaki)

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Good art is nothing more than infinite patience. (William Wallace Kimball)

I'm patient – because forcing it causes a lot of bad work in the need or rush to get to the finished product. (Mary Lapos)

All things come round to him who will but wait. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The patience of the Japanese! The solitary craftsmen never looked at a clock. If you want to make something fine or beautiful, you shouldn't have a clock in the room. Whatever it takes to make it right, that's what you do... (Jack Madson)

If you create you will also wait, and while you're waiting you will want to be patient but not idle... responses from the world often take a long time. (Eric Maisel)

Waiting makes me restless. When I'm ready, I'm ready. (Reba McEntire)

Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness. (Pablo Neruda)

Bear patiently with a rival. (Ovid)

Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you. (Randy Pausch)

Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains. (William Penn)

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. (Plautus)

We must not run after it, but we must fit ourselves for the vision and then wait tranquilly for it, as the eye waits on the rising of the Sun which in its own time appears above the horizon and gives itself to our sight. (Plotinus)

-The War of Art
The professional arms himself with patience, not only to give the stars time to align in his career, but to keep himself from flaming out in each individual work. (Steven Pressfield)

But still our place is kept, and it will wait, / Ready for us to fill it, soon or late. (Adelaide Proctor)

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. (Chinese proverb)

Everything comes in time to those who can wait. (Francois Rabelais)

I don't have any patience when I paint. I want results. (Todd Reifers)

I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything! (Rainer Maria Rilke)

If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy. (Rumi)

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience nobler than beauty. (John Ruskin)

We can do anything, or almost, but how balanced, magnanimous, and modest one has to be to do anything! And also how patient. It is as true in the arts as anywhere else. (May Sarton)

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

-Queen Gertrude to Hamlet...
O gentle son, / Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, sprinkle cool patience. (William Shakespeare)

Sometimes you have the feeling that some little imp is standing behind you and dictating to you, but he gives it to you slowly, drop by drop. (Isaac Bashevis Singer)

I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient. (Gertrude Stein)

Impatience makes us get ahead of ourselves, reaching out for something in the future and not really being content with where we are, here and now. (David Steindl-Rast)

He sows hurry and reaps indigestion. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas. (Abe Tannenbaum)

Patience attains all that it strives for. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. (Leo Tolstoy)

When angry, count to four, when very angry, swear. (Mark Twain)

Who is there who can make muddy waters clear? But if allowed to remain still, it will gradually clear itself. (Lao Tzu)

Patience is the art of hoping. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

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 will then be powerless to vex your mind. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Painting itself is my teacher of patience. (Anne West)

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. (Mae West)

Your passion must be tempered with patience. Maybe long-suffering patience would be a better word. (Jack White)

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. (Oscar Wilde)

Time can but make it easier to be wise / Though now it seems impossible, and so / All that you need is patience. (William Butler Yeats)