43 Quotes About Being Impatient

1999

We are raised hearing that patience is a virtue. For many, it is a huge challenge embracing the ability to be patient. Here are some great quotes about being impatient that capture the forces that go against us achieving this ultimate peace.

“A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.”

“A lot of times I wish I would have learned to read music, but I’m very impatient.”

“A value strategy is of little use to the impatient investor since it usually takes time to pay off.”

“About my career I was serious and earnest, sometimes impatient.”

“Advise for anybody – enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don’t be impatient.”

“Although there’s a lot of focus on the Lib Dems, we need to keep our eyes on the far right of the Tories, who I suspect will become increasingly impatient in their appetite for tax cuts, deregulation and shrinking the state even further.”

“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”

“Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth.”

“Everybody knows I’m impatient. I don’t have to apologize for it. I’m too old for that.”

“God is never late, we’re just impatient.”

“Great writers arrive among us like new diseases – threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.”

“I am a very impatient director.”

“I am rather impatient to know the fate of my best gown.”

“I get pretty impatient with people who are able-bodied but are somehow paralyzed for other reasons.”

“I get sort of short with people and start grumbling and clearing my throat – in honor of my father – when I’m impatient. It’s very charming.”

“I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient.”

“I was as impatient about finding my dream man as I was about everything else I wanted.”

“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.”

“I’m impatient sometimes.”

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

“I’m very impatient, so I was like, ‘I want to be able to do whatever I want now.’ But even the biggest stars – you look back and they weren’t overnight.”

“Impatient men are generous ones. Or haven’t you learned that by now?”

“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.”

“Modern man is too impatient and wants to master the art of meditation immediately.”

“Now, I’m the most impatient person that ever walked the planet. However: for the best, you always wait.”

“One has to wait without impatience for what should come, and yet at the same time do everything within one’s power as though one were impatient and as though one were solely responsible.”

“One must never be either content with, or impatient with, oneself.”

“One of the first things to learn if you want to be a contemplative is to mind your own business. Nothing is more suspicious, in a man who seems holy, than an impatient desire to reform other men.”

“Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness.”

“Our human tendency is to be impatient with the person who cannot see the truth that is so plain to us. We must be careful that our impatience is not interpreted as condemnation or rejection.”

“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.”

“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we
are asserting that our timetable is better than His. ”

“The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.”

“The impatient man is his own enemy; he slams the door on his own progress.”

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.”

“The shy man will not learn; the impatient man should not teach.”

“There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.”

“There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.”

“This idea that you can’t be an honest man and a Washington politician is a myth, a crock made up by sellouts and careerist hacks who don’t stand for anything and are impatient with people who do. It’s possible to do this job with honor and dignity.”

“We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.”

“What makes people so impatient is what I can’t figure; all the guy had to do was wait.”

“When someone is impatient and says, ‘I haven’t got all day,’ I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?”

“Women tell stories; men want answers. Guys get impatient when we drone on forever; we get frustrated when they tune out.”

Being patient can be one of the most difficult tasks people are faced with. There are many ways you can deal with feelings of impatience. Start practicing some of these effective strategies today.

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