Funny Quotes & Sayings About Patience

When we created the collection of quotes all about patience, it was interesting to see all the funny quotes too.

Because, as we all know, while patience is a virtue and a very successful attribute to have in life – it’s also not always easy!

Therefore, have a read of these funny and entertaining quotes about patience that show, while yes we know it’s important, we can still have a laugh about it too:

Funny Patience Quotes, Jokes & Sayings


Patience, grasshopper,” said Maia. “Good things come to those who wait.” “I always thought that was ‘Good things come to those who do the wave,'” said Simon. “No wonder I’ve been so confused all my life.” Cassandra Clare


“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” Guy Kawasaki


“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” Margaret Thatcher


“I had my patience tested. It’s negative.” Unknown


“Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.” W. H. Auden


“Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don’t drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor’s yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper.” Anne Lamott


“The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.” Larry Wall


“It takes patience to listen… It takes skill to pretend that you are actually listening.” Nikhil Saluja


“I can resist everything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde


“And sure enough, even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough.” William Faulkner


“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.” Laurence J. Peter


“Beware the fury of a patient man.” John Dryden


“Patience: What you have when there are too many witnesses.” Unknown


“Nothing’s going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it.” Zoe Kazan


“I’m patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer.” Brett Hull


“Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience.” Hyman Rickover


“Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.” Rita Mae Brown


“There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.” Larry Hagman


“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” Barbara Johnson


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


“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” Simon Sinek


“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” Eden Phillpotts


“I wish I was as thin as my patience.” Unknown


“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard


“Impatience is a virtue.” Ursula Burns


“Only the mediocre are always at their best.” Jean Giraudoux


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