"We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own."
"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."Francois de La Rochefoucauld 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."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Francois de La Rochefoucauld on William Shakespeare
"It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures."
"Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth."
"The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age."
"It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone."
"Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected."