patience

A Quote by David Lynch on desire, ideas, fish, and patience

Desire for an idea is like bait. When you're fishing, you have to have patience. You bait your hook, and then you wait. The desire is the bait that pulls those fish in--those ideas.

David Lynch

Source: Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, Pages: 25

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on rich, riches, students, sacrifice, and patience

Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Essential Rumi

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, simplicity, patience, compassion, action, and thoughts

Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on genius and patience

Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Harriet Tubman on vision, dream, patience, tenacity, visionary, freedom, and passion

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman (1820? - 1913)

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on patience, patient, time, car, traffic, light, stoplight, green, red, horn, and honk

Americans are incredibly inpatient. Someone once said that the shortest period of time in America is the time between when the light turns green and when you hear the first horn honk.

Jim Rohn

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature, labyrinth, movement, pace, patience, and focus

Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you loose your way.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: unknown

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on questions, answers, life, patience, and unsolved

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, angel, dance, god, heart, mind, style, waltz, crush, sweet, kiss, charm, patience, gamble, divine, and music

You have
not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to hold hands with the Beautiful One.

You have waltzed with great style, my sweet, crushed angel,
to have ever neared God's heart at all.

Our Partner is notoriously difficult to follow, and even His
best musicians are not always easy to hear.

So what if the music has stopped for a while.
So what if the price of admission to the Divine is out of reach tonight.

So what, my sweetheart, if you lack the ante to gamble for real love.

The mind and the body are famous for holding the heart ransom,
but Hafiz knows the Beloved's eternal habits. Have patience,
for He will not be able to resist your longings
and charms for long.

You have not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to kiss the Magnificent
One.

You have actually waltzed with tremendous style,
my sweet, O my sweet,
crushed
angel.

Hafiz

Source: Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on patience, questions, and answers

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love
the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are
written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which
cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And
the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps
you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some
distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Contributed by: MP

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