Quotes About Patience

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The Virtue of Patience

"Amid the frustrations at having done what is right only to see things go wrong, faith is taxed unless it is augmented by patience. We often need to wait for better perspective than the present provides. Then, as the darkness of disappointment yields to the dawn's light, purposes previously hidden become apparent. However, if in our frustrations we 'rush to judgment' by being upset or angry, we let loose a flood of toxic emotions. The workhorse virtues of faith and patience can prevent, dilute, dissolve, as well as 'mop up' after such toxic floods of feelings."

Neal A. Maxwell, "Lord, Increase Our Faith," p.118


"Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His."

Neal A. Maxwell "Patience," Ensign, Oct. 1980, p. 28