"Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot."
"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."Elihu Root 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."Elihu Root on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Elihu Root on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Elihu Root on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Elihu Root on William Shakespeare
"The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark."
"The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate."
"Men do not fail they give up trying."
"It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct."
"It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war."