Patient Quotes

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.

Lana Turner

Expensive medicines are always good: if not for the patient, at least for the druggist

Russian Proverb

There's some ill planet reigns: I must be patient till the heavens look With an aspect more favourable.

William Shakespeare

This life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.

Charles Baudelaire

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.

Linda Hogan

Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.

William Shakespeare

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


Care more for the individual patient than for the special features of the disease. . . . Put yourself in his place . . . The kindly word, the cheerful greeting, the sympathetic look -- these the patient understands.

William Osler

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


Patient endurance attaineth to all things; who God possesseth in nothing is wanting; alone God sufficeth.

St. Teresa of Avila

Tidy fees are the most effective remedy, both for the doctor and the patient.


Who has learned to garden who did not at the same time learn to be patient

H.L.V. Fletcher

"By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result?"

C.S. Lewis

“Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal. Remember the reply of the righteous slave to Moses when he said to him: 'May I follow you so that you can teach me what you know about what is right?' He replied: 'Surely you will not be able to be patient with me. How can you be patient about something which you do not understand?'

Ali ibn Abi Talib
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