Valuable quotes and wisdom on impatience – and what it does to you

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What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.

Steve Maraboli, American author

Impatience can lead smart people to do rash things.

Janette Oke, Canadian author

A warrior of light is never in a hurry.

Time works in his favor; he learns to control his impatience and avoids acting without thinking.

Paul Coelho, Brazilian poet – from “Handbook of the Warrior of Light”

And no matter how eager you are for it, you cannot make the moon set nor rise any faster.

Holly Black, American author – from the book “Elfenkrone”

Even the longest book was written word for word.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana, American aphorist

Impatience makes even the strong weak.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana, American aphorist

And no matter how eager you are for it, you cannot make the moon set nor rise any faster.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana, American aphorist

You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t there. Why don’t you give it a chance to grow?

Richard Adams, American author – from the movie “Down by the River”

The thing about waiting is that the longer you wait, the more impatient you become.

Ashay Abbhi, Indian author

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

M.T. Bass, American writer

Impatience is a fast horse, but a bad rider.

Serbian proverb

Impatience is often to blame.

Wilhelm Busch, German writer

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.

Warren Buffet, American investor

Haste is the opposite of patience: it impatiently seeks to speed up what actually takes time.

Jürgen Dahl, German author

Waiting is the strength of the weak, and usually the wiser ones, because impatience is not the way to reach your goal.

Bernd Hofmann, German poet

Impatience punishes itself tenfold with impatience; one wants to approach the goal and only moves it away.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer

How often does impatience slam the doors that were just about to open.

Louise Hodek
How often does impatience slam the doors that were just about to open. – Luise Hodek

Impatience is a bad gardener.

Chinese proverb

It’s easy to lose patience, but it’s hard to lose impatience.

Volkmar Frank, German aphorist

The impatient lose time.

Anke Maggauer-Kirsche, German poet
No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. Warren Buffett.
Warren Buffet, American entrepreneur

Impatience leads more quickly to the wrong goal.

Andreas Tenzer, German philosopher

Impatience is a shirt made of stinging nettles.

Polish proverb

Things that are broken over the knee usually break.

Detlev Fleischhammel, German aphorist

Impatience often nips in the bud what needs to mature in peace and seclusion!

Gudrun Zydek, German writer

There are two main human sins from which all others are derived: Impatience and laxity.

Franz Kafka, German writer

A certain amount of impatience may be useful to stimulate and motivate us to action. However, I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today. Too often, we are impatient with ourselves, with our family members and friends, and even with the Lord. We seem to demand what we want right now, regardless of whether we have earned it, whether it would be good for us, or whether it is right. Some seek immediate gratification or numbing of every impulse by turning to alcohol and drugs, while others seek instant material wealth by questionable investments or by dishonesty, with little or no regard for the consequences. Perhaps the practice of patience is more difficult, yet more necessary, now than at any previous time.

Joseph B. Wirthlin, American entrepreneur

Intuition is the suppression of logic due to impatience.

Rita Mae Brown, American writer

He who constantly digs up never harvests.

Klaus D. Koch, German aphorist

Impatience for victory guarantees defeat.

Louis XIV, King of France

Many people are becoming impatient with the speed of change.

James Levine, American conductor

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.

Charles Caleb Colton, English aphorist

Impatience is the enemy of wisdom; it propels us to jump conclusions, judge and condemn, rather than understand.

Devdutt Pattanaik, Indian illustrator

Positive quotes about impatience

I would be grateful if someone could invent a pill that would eliminate my impatience, my mood swings and my occasional outbursts of anger. But then I wouldn’t be able to write my novels or paint.

Orhan Pamuk, Turkish writer

Patience is a virtue, but impatience gets things done.

Chelsea Clinton, American writer





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