A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on endurance, friendship, impatience, and jobs

Job endured everything - until his friends came to comfort him, then he grew impatient.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Robert Hugh Benson on faults, impatience, and responsibility

It seems to me probable that anyone who has a series of intolerable positions to put up with must have been responsible for them in some extent; not that it was simply "their fault" - I don't mean that - but that they have contributed to it by impatience, or intolerance, or brusqueness - or some provocation.

Robert Hugh Benson

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on age, company, etiquette, friendship, immortality, impatience, libraries, men, thought, and words

Consider what you have in the smallest well-chosen library-a company of the wisest and wittiest men which can be plucked out of all civilized countries in a thousand years. The men themselves were then hidden and inaccessible. They were solitary, impatient of interruption, and fenced by etiquette. But now they are immortal, and the thought they did not reveal, even to their bosom friends, is here written out in transparent words of light to us, who are strangers of another age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on failure, impatience, patience, people, success, and weakness

On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by James Keller on adversity, impatience, and sentimentality

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: "It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Henry Eyring on babies, errors, impatience, religion, support, and truth

Perhaps the believer never does more disservice to religion than to support the truth with bad arguments. The impatient listener, perceiving the obvious errors, often "throws out the baby with the bath" and turns away, even from true religion.

Henry Eyring (1901 - 19)

Source: Science and Your Faith in God

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A Quote by George Horne on adversity, borrowing, and impatience

The sharpest sting of adversity it borrows from our own impatience.

George Horne

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A Quote by George Crabbe on anger, blindness, errors, impatience, losing, and strength

Anger makes us strong, Blind and impatient, And it leads us wrong; The strength is quickly lost; We feel the error long.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on curiosity, impatience, listening, patience, people, and thought

The patient. The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: - they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Wanderer and His Shadow, # 176.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on contentment, conversation, impatience, listening, people, persuasion, reflection, and wishes

One thing which makes us find so few people who appear reasonable and agreeable in conversation is, that there is scarcely anyone who does not think more of what he is about to say than of answering precisely what is said to him. The cleverest and most complaisant people content themselves with merely showing an attentive countenance, while we can see in their eyes and minds a wandering from what is said to them, and an impatience to return to what they wish to say; instead of reflecting that it is a bad method of pleasing or persuading others to be so studious of pleasing oneself; and that listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be attained in conversation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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