Patience is the ability to suffer a long time under the mistreatment of others without growing resentful or bitter.   Jerry Bridges

God’s delays are not God’s denials.   Robert H. Schuller

Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.  C.S. Lewis

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

Christ bears with the saints’ imperfections; well may the saints one with another.  William Gurnall

Patience is like good motor oil. It doesn’t remove all the contaminants. It just puts them into suspension so they don’t get into your works and seize them up. Patient people have, so too speak, a large crankcase. They can put a lot of irritants into suspension.   Cornelius Plantinga

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.   Henry Ward Beecher

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.   Thomas a Kempis

Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.   Robert H. Schuller

I thank God for my handicaps for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God. Helen Keller

It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers. E.M. Bounds

There are three indispensable requirements for a missionary: 1. Patience 2. Patience 3. Patience.    Hudson Taylor

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.   Sadhu Sundar Singh

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.  Peter Marshall

The times we find ourselves having to wait on others may be the perfect opportunities to train ourselves to wait on the Lord.   Joni Eareckson Tada

The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.   Elisabeth Elliot

It takes two wings for an eagle to fly. If an eagle were to try to fly with just one wing he would only spin around in circles on the ground. The same is true with many people who are trying to soar spiritually on their faith, but have not added patience. These just keep going around in circles, getting more and more frustrated and kicking up a lot of dust. Any truth that we teach without this counter balancing truth will lead us to frustration, not fulfillment.   Rick Joyner

Quite honestly, most people are quick to “write someone off.” But our God is a God of the second chance. Learn from One who is patient with you, and you’ll learn to be patient with others.   Woodrow Kroll

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others.   Francois Fenelon

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.  Helen Keller

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.   Thomas Fuller

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. Phillips Brooks