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Patience and Wisdom

Two of the greatest virtues in life

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I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. - Albert Einstein

A thankful heart is the parent of all virtues. - Cicero

Patience is a vital trait of the great athlete. - Unknown

A good bone does not always come to a good dog. - French Proverb

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

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No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. - Bertrand Russell

Of all the virtues, cheerfulness is the most profitable. - Orison Swett Marden

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. - Chinese Proverb

When was public virtue to be found when private was not? - William Cowper

Like the Good Book says, "Patience is a virgin." - Archie Bunker

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. - Lawrence J. Peter

The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two. - Maurice Maeterlinck

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. - Napoleon Hill

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it. - William Faulkner

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. - Jeff Valdez

And what is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. - Geoffrey Chaucer

True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing. - Edward Humphrey

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime. - Imre Lakatos

It's not the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Mark Twain

Let praise be given equally to women as well as men who have been distinguished in virtue. - Plato

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Ellen Glasgow

Fame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold. - Vanna Bonta

You might be a redneck if your favorite hunting dog has a bigger tombstone than your grandfather. - Jeff Foxworthy

Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. - Unknown

For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass! - Rodney Dangerfield

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next. - John S Mill

I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person. - Unknown

It's easy to get a reputation for wisdom. It's only necessary to live long, speak little and do less. - P.D. James

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland

I still play hockey every now and then, and I still golf. But my biggest exercise is walking my big dog in the park every day. - Michael J. Fox

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. - Mahatma Gandhi

The first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. - Cato The Elder

The trout enjoys the river,
The whale enjoys the sea,
And dogs love most an old lamp-post,
But you're my cup of tea. - W H Auden

Each one must learn for himself the highest wisdom. It cannot be taught in words. Men who work cannot dream, and wisdom comes to us in dreams. - Smohalla

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. - Solomon Ibn Gabriol

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. - Pele


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