“There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.”
“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
“Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.”
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”
“The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things…Things must happen when it is time for them to happen.”
-Peter S. Beagle
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”
“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”
—Fulton J. Sheen
“Be patient. Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.”
“He that can have patience, can have what he will.”
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is Patience.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg – not by smashing it.”
“The two most powerful warriors are Patience and time.”
“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.”
—Saint Francis de Sales
“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”
“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”
“It is easy finding reasons why other people should be patient.”
“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”
“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
“Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.”
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.