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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Patient
 
  Patient as rocks.
            —Anonymous
  1
  A poor man without patience is like a lamp without oil.
            —Arabian Proverb
  2
  Patient, like a marble man.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3
  Patient as a stone.
            —Charles G. Duffy
  4
  Patient as a god.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  5
  Patient as death.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  6
  As patient under injury as any Christian saint of old.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  7
  Patient as destiny.
            —Robert G. Ingersoll
  8
  Patient as an ant.
            —John Keats
  9
  Patient as a hen-bird.
            —John Keats
  10
Gazing patient at the sky;
Like some marble carven nun,
With folded hands when work is done,
Who mute upon her tomb doth pray,
Till resurrection day.
            —Charles Kingsley
  11
  Patient as sheep.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  12
  Patient as earth.
            —Ramayana
  13
  Patient as a gentle stream.
            —William Shakespeare
  14
  Patient as the female dove.
            —William Shakespeare
  15
As pacient and as styll.
And as ful of good wil
As fayre Isiphill.
            —John Skelton
  16
  Patient as the hours.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  17
  Patient as the lamb is she.
            —George Wither
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