Impatient Patient: Quotes

Collected by Alysa Cummings
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: October 4, 2009

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Impatient Patient Quotations
Collected by Alysa Cummings

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

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man.
-Shana Alexander

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.
-William Shakespeare

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.
-Author Unknown

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

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

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
-Robert H. Schuller

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

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

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it.
-James T. O'Brien

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
-Thomas Holcroft

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.
-Anonymous

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
-Chinese Proverb

Impatient Patient Quotations collected by Alysa Cummings

Hope is patience with the light lit.
-Tertullian

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.
- Susan Sontag

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