To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.
Every great artist has the sense of provocation. - Arthur Cravan
A woman that is patient has the ability to endure provocation, pain, annoyance etc, with much calm and strength. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward P. Morgan