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I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Observer (London) (1989)
The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.

Patience and time conquer all things
Patience serves us against insults precisely as clothes do against the cold. For if you multiply your garments as the cold increases, that cold cannot hurt you; in the same way increase your patience under great offences, and they cannot hurt your feelings
There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue
Our patience will achieve more than our force
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself
Patience and time do more than strength or passion
Patience is a minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue
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