"Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Ambrose Bierce on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Ambrose Bierce on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Ambrose Bierce on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Ambrose Bierce on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Ambrose Bierce on William Shakespeare
"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
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