Patience & Fortitude

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tzu

“Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.”
~ William Penn

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
~ Napoleon Hill

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
~ Arnold H. Glasow

“Patience never helped the rooster lay an egg”
~ Unknown, courtesy of N.O. Combelic

“Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.”
~ Henri Alain

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.”
~ Edmund Burke

“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.”
~ Heraclitus

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”
~ Julius Caesar

“Genius is eternal patience.”
~ Michelangelo

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.”
~ Moliere

“The greatest power is often simple patience.”
~ E. Joseph Cossman

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”
~ William Shakespeare

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”
~ Saadi

“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.”
~ Saint Francis de Sales

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
~ Helen Keller

“Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.”
~ Homer

“Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players.”
~ from The Conduct of Life (1860)

The Secret Is Practice

“It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.”
~ Arnold Palmer

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
~ Dalai Lama

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
~ Yogi Berra

“Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.”
~ Rembrandt

“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”
~ Jack Kerouac

“Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
~ Martha Graham

“My secret is practice.”
~ David Beckham

“Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there’s feedback.”
~ Malcolm Gladwell

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”
~ Anton Chekhov

“If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.”
~ Andre Agassi

“Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.”
~ Hosea Ballou

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”
~ Confucius

“Each person needs different limits to set him or her free. Finding yours is what practice is all about.”
~ W.A. Mathieu

The Practice of Tolerance

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”
~ Dalai Lama

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”
~ John F. Kennedy

“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.”
~ Joshua Liebman

“Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”
~ Ralph W. Sockman

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”
~ Thomas Mann

“Sometimes true tolerance requires an extraordinary strength, which we are often too weak to exercise.”
~ Fausto Cercignani

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”
~ Tenzin Gyatso

“Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.”
~ E. M. Forster

“Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.”
~ John Cogley Commonweal

“Tolerance is another word for indifference.”
~ W. Somerset Maugham

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
~ Helen Keller

“Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one’s own.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“We tend to idealize tolerance, then wonder why we find ourselves infested with losers and nut cases.”
~ Patrick Nielsen Hayden

“Tolerance can lead to learning something.”
~ Jakob Dylan

“Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.”
~ Helen Keller

“Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.”
~ James Goldsmith

“Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.”
~ Arthur Keith

Will Soon Be Planting Time

“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.”
~ George Orwell

“Like people, plants respond to extra attention.”
~ H. Peter Loewer

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”
~ Meister Eckhart

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
~ Earl Nightingale

“This wonderful plant has so many uses and yet is often neglected in our society. The primary use of the dandelion plant is for its superior liver cleansing qualities. The plant is a powerhouse of nutrients!”
~ Valerie Hoffman

“Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower. Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.”
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“One day is not enough to green our earth. Planting caring and love is also expecting our earth from us. Do it, It will heal not only the land but also your body and mind.”
~ Karthikeyan V

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”
~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.”
~ Alexander Smith

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“A good farmer never plants all his seeds in a single piece of land.”
~ Habeeb Akande

“He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.”
~ Thomas Fuller

“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
~ Jorge Luis Borges

“Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.”
~ Lucy Larcom

“Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.”
~ Kuan Chung

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.”
~ Dorothy Day

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“God plants no yearning in the human soul that he does not intend to satisfy.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

“We are made for loving. If we don?t love, we will be like plants without water.”
~ Desmond Tutu

“Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.”
~ Ken Kesey

Diligence Is Due

Diligence: “constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.”
~ dictionary.com

“Building our homes as fortresses of righteousness for protection from the world takes constant labor and diligence.”
~ Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”
~ Samuel Johnsonv

“Persevere in virtue and diligence.”
~ Plautus

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
~ Confucius

“Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.”
~ William Penn

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”
~ Buddha

“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
~ Menander

“Everything yields to diligence.”
~ Antiphanes