Just Above Sunset
Volume 5, Number 10
March 11, 2007

Quotes for the week...

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."

Quotes for the week of March 11, 2007 - Patience Please

"I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end." - Margaret Thatcher

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Jean Jacques Rousseau

"The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance." - Thomas Huxley, A Liberal Education (1868)

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

"Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury." - Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

"If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear." - Alan Alexander Milne, Pooh's Little Instruction Book

"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience." - Stanislaw J. Lec

"Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue." - Franklin P. Jones

"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it." - Dame Edith Sitwell

PATIENCE, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.

MEEKNESS, n. Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.

- Ambrose Bierce

"Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better." - Hermann Hesse

"Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering." - Paulo Coelho

"Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired." - Mae West

"I took a course in speed waiting. Now I can wait an hour in only ten minutes." -  Steven Wright

"Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead." - Bill McGlashen

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." - Thomas Jefferson

"It is hard! But what cannot be removed, becomes lighter through patience." - [Durum! sed levius fir patientia Quicquid corrigere est nefas.] - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina (I, 24, 19)

"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity." - Thomas Hardy

"Patience is the art of caring slowly." - John Ciardi

"What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action." - Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

"The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing." - Henry S. Haskins

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