"Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul."
"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."Francis Bacon 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."Francis Bacon on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Francis Bacon on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Francis Bacon on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Francis Bacon on William Shakespeare
"Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."
"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green."
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