patience

A Quote by Howard W. Eves on imagination, patience, and problems

An expert problem solver must be endowed with two incompatible qualities, a restless imagination and a patient pertinacity.

Howard W. Eves

Source: Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on doubt, patience, truth, and incentive

Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth the way.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on eternity, idealism, laws, patience, and world

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals-that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on patience, power, and time

All human power is a compound of time and patience.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on cleverness, patience, purpose, tenacity, and worth

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight in cleverness.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: "On Medical Education," address, 1870, University College, London, in Collected Essays, vol.3, 1893

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on chess, ignorance, justice, laws, mistakes, nature, patience, play, rules, universe, and world

The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: A Liberal Education [1868]

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on cleverness, good, patience, thinking, and writing

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on affliction, death, humanity, lies, misery, patience, and suffering

O suffering, sad humanity! O ye afflicted ones, who lie Steeped to the lips in misery, Longing, yet afraid to die, Patient, though sorely tried!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Goblet of Life.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on god and patience

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Retribution. From the Sinngedichte of Friedrich von Logau

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on day, expectation, friendship, good, intention, men, newspapers, patience, respect, spirit, and tact

Had Grant been a Congressman one would have been on one's guard, for one knew the type. One never expected from a Congressman more than good intentions and public spirit. Newspaper-men as a rule had no great respect for the lower House; Senators had less; and Cabinet officers had none at all. Indeed, one day when Adams was pleading with a Cabinet officer for patience and tact in dealing with Representatives, the Secretary impatiently broke out: "You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!" The secretary who made the remark "may well have been Adams's friend, Secretary of the Interior Jacob Dolson Cox," according to note 18 on p. 617.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams, ed. Ernest Samuels, chapter 17, p. 261 (1973). Originally published in 1906.

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