Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Patience is a nobler motion than any deed.
C. A. Bartol.—Radical Problems: Materialism.

Patience; accomplish thy labor; accomplish thy work of affection!
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
Therefore accomplish thy labor of love, till the heart is made godlike,
Purified, strengthened, perfected, and rendered more worthy of heaven.
Longfellow.—Evangeline, Part II. i. Line 58.

Patience and abnegation of self, and devotion to others,
This was the lesson a life of trial and sorrow had taught her.
Longfellow.—Evangeline, Part II. v. Line 31.

Patience is powerful.
Longfellow.—Tales of a Wayside Inn: The Nun of Nidaros, Stanza 6.

Patience all the passion of great hearts.