|Collected by Alysa Cummings|
|The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania|
Impatient Patient Quotations
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
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.
How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient.
Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it.
Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
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.
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Hope is patience with the light lit.
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.
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