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Mindful Monday: Quotes On Patience

“The art of medicine consists of keeping the patient amused, while nature heals the disease.” –Voltaire

“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” –Chinese Proverb

“Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’” –The Talmud

“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” –Luke 11:9

“We shall never cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” –T.S. Eliot


“When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’” —Author Unknown

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” —Buddhist Saying

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” —Author Unknown

“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” –Josh Billings

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” —Albert Einstein

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” —Thomas Foxwell Buxton

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” ?–John Quincy Adams

Artwork by the talented Anya Getter.

  • Rose Byrd

    The miracle indeed is to “walk on the earth”. See my website for posts on “white hair walking” and “poetry sleeping”, etc. Putting one foot in front of the other gets the potion in the motion! See in the Gospel according to St. Matthew how Peter started to sink below the waves WHEN HE STOPPED WALKING!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cb

    Therese, I appreciate your posts…most of the time. This one with quotes leaves something to be desired, however. I do like the Thomas Foxwell Buxton quote, but generally speaking the type of “encouragement” offered by well-worn quotes comes off like the inane “It Is What It Is” nonsense. Neither helpful nor constructive. Platitudes mean zero to me when I’m in the depths of destructive thinking brought on by a manic episode gone awry.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kate/deepwithin

    good list – thanks!

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