Quotation Explorer - 'Impatience'

There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - Franz Kafka
Beneath her self-control, though he did not guess it, was the impatience of the keen brain watching a slower brain laboriously cover the ground it had already traversed in a flash. - Agatha Christie
All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue. - Franz Kafka
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. - Brian Adams
Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands. - Elisabeth Elliot
Now I understand that this passion for pain, even in the torture of martyrdom, represents the haste and impatience to no longer be interrupted and disturbed by the evil that can come from this side (meaning this life). - Lou Andreas-Salomé
A certain amount of impatience can be good to do the good works excessive patience delays to do, but sometimes, it is good to have a little amount of patience, for a little amount of patience can be a big antidote to a big woe of impatience - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation. - Steve Maraboli
To stand on thebrink of what is coming, feeling eager, optimistic anticipation—with no feeling of impatience, doubt, orunworthiness hindering the receiving of it—that is the Science of Deliberate Creation at its best. - Ask and It is Given
Impatience is the thief of success. - Rebekah L. Pierce
A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you. - Joseph Rickaby
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good. - Samuel Johnson
LOVE is made up of a strong affection and patience whiles LUST is made up of a strong affection and impatience. Affection is common to them, but patience is not common. - Israelmore Ayivor
Impatience can teach us the lessons of patience better - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (including intellectual egoism), our sense of injury, our lack of love and forbearance. I regard every other attempt to change the world, even if it springs from the best intentions, as futile. - Hermann Hesse
Impatience is the cardinal sin of youth. - M.T. Bass
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. - Michel de Montaigne
Never allow impatience to rob you of what you truly deserved. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Patience is sottish, and impatience does become a dog that's mad. - William Shakespeare
On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur. - Evelyn Underhill
Impatience is a form of fear: fear of running out of time. - Russell Eric Dobda
His impatience for sleep often frightened that very sleep away. - Hugh Howey
For the first time in a very many years, he felt the old vexation, the mingled impatience and pleasure at the world's beautiful refusal to yield up its mysteries without a fight. - Michael Chabon
Something draws you... An impatience with your own ignorance. - Richard Ford
Impatience kills quickly. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. - Samuel Johnson
Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted. - Martin Luther
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