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Eliot, G. (1908).  The complete works of George Eliot....
"Perhaps here lay the secret of the hardness he had accused himself of; he had too little fellow-feeling with the weakness that errs in spite of foreseen consequences. Without this fellow-feeling, how are we to get enough patience and charity towards our stumbling, falling companions in the long and changeful journey? And there is but one way in which a strong, determined soul can learn it—by getting his heart-strings bound round the weak and erring, so that he must share not only the outward consequence of their error, but their inward suffering." (p. 309)
Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990).  Full catastrophe living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness.
"Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. A child may try to help a butterfly emerge by breaking open its chrysalis. Usually the butterfly doesn't benefit from this. Any adult knows that the butterfly can only emerge in its own time, that the process cannot be hurried." (p. 34)
Lauer, C. (2008).  The Management Gurus: lessons from the best management books of all time. (John C. Maxwell, Ed.).
"Prioritize Patience as a Virtue Worthy of Developing. Oft-quoted Arnold Glasgow stated, 'You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.' In the long run, you will find that patience with people is beneficial to you. But you may not see a return right away." (p. 18)
Covey, S. R. (1992).  Principle Centered Leadership.
"Exercise patience with others. In times of stress, our impatience surfaces. We may say things we don't really mean or intend to say—all out of proportion to reality. Or we may become sullen, communicating through emotion and attitude rather than words, eloquent messages of criticism, judgment, and rejection. We then harvest hurt feelings and strained relationships. Patience is the practical expression of faith, hope, wisdom, and love. lt is a very active emotion. It is not indifference, sullen endurance, or resignation. Patience is emotional diligence. It accepts the reality of step-by-step processes and natural growth cycles. Life provides abundant chances to practice patience—to stretch the emotional fiber—from waiting for a late person or plane to listening quietly to your child's feelings and experiences when other things are pressing." (p. 121)

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  • Concept: patience
    • preferred: patience
    • definition: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
    • related: trust
    • related: understanding
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      • sense: forbearance
      • sense: longanimity
      • sense: patience
      • patience
      • in scheme:
      • gloss: good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
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      • synset id: 104640538
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