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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A moment’s patience is a ten-year’s comfort.  Modern Greek.  1
An hour’s patience will procure a long period of rest.  Arabian.  2
An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.  Dutch.  3
Abused patience turns to fury.  4
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.  5
At the bottom of patience is Heaven.  Bornou.  6
Be patient and you shall have patient children.  7
Be patient toward all men.  New Testament.  8
Bear patiently what thou sufferest by thine own fault.  Dutch.  9
Beware of the fury of a patient man.  Dryden.  10
Every misfortune is to be subdued by patience.  11
Every thing which is out of our power to amend becomes more supportable by patience.  Horace.  12
Have patience, Cossack, thou wilt come to be a hetman.  Russian.  13
He that can be patient finds his foe at his feet.  Dutch.  14
He who endures with patience is a conqueror.  Latin.  15
How poor are they that have not patience.  Shakespeare.  16
Job was not so miserable in his sufferings as happy in his patience.  17
No remedy but patience.  18
None patient but the wise.  19
Patience abused becomes fury.  Latin.  20
Patience and application will carry us through.  21
Patience and pusillanimity are two things.  22
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.  Chinese.  23
Patience and time accomplish more than force and violence.  La Fontaine.  24
Patience devours the devil.  German.  25
Patience is a bitter plant but it has sweet fruit.  German.  26
Patience is a flower that grows not in every garden.  27
“Patience is a good plant, but it don’t grow in my garden,” said the hangman.  German.  28
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.  Benjamin Disraeli.  29
Patience is a plaister for all sores.  30
Patience is good preaching.  German.  31
Patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.  Shakespeare.  32
Patience is so like fortitude, that she seems either her sister or her daughter.  Aristotle.  33
Patience is sorrow’s salve.  Churchill.  34
Patience is the armor and conquest of the godly.  Charlotte Young.  35
Patience is the beggar’s virtue.  Massinger.  36
Patience is the best buckler against affronts.  37
Patience is the door of joy.  German.  38
Patience is the key of Paradise.  Turkish.  39
Patience is the strongest of strong drinks, for it kills the giant Despair.  Douglas Jerrold.  40
Patience is the virtue of asses.  French.  41
Patience, money and time, bring all things to pass.  42
Patience must suffer pain.  Dr. Johnson.  43
Patience opens all doors.  44
“Patience,” said the wolf to the ass.  Italian.  45
Patience surpasses learning.  Dutch.  46
Patience, time, and money overcome everything.  Italian.  47
Patience under injuries invites new ones.  Publius Syrus.  48
Patience with poverty is all a poor man’s remedy.  49
The herb patience does not grow in every man’s garden.  50
The patient man is always at home.  51
The remedy for hard times is to have patience.  Arabian.  52
The world is for him who has patience.  Italian.  53
Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod.  Shakespeare.  54
To wait and be patient soothes many a pang.  Danish.  55
Verjuice with patience becomes wine, and the mulberry leaf becomes satin.  Turkish.  56
What cannot be removed becomes lighter by patience.  Horace.  57
Who has patience may get fat thrushes at a farthing apiece.  Italian.  58
Who has patience sees his revenge.  Italian.  59
With patience and time, the mulberry becomes a silk gown.  Spanish.  60

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