Tuesday, July 17, 2007

On patience

Since we're on the topic of patience, thanks to abg's comment (his blog Harmless Tremors makes interesting very reading as well) on my last post, I thought it's time to reflect a bit deeply on the subject. So off I went to my favorite quotation site, Quoteland.com to get inspired.

“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.”
-Danish proverb

"Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue."
-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

"Patience makes lighter
What sorrow may not heal."
-Horace, Odes, 15

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Patience is also a form of action.
-Auguste Rodin

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