Barbara Reinhold

Quotations 2 Barbara Reinhold

 “Change is not a process for the impatient.”


Barbara Reinhold (American ad internationally known career and executive coach)


Rodney Collin

Quotations 3 Rodney Collin


“One has to wait without impatience for what should come, and yet at the same time do everything within one's power as though one were impatient and as though one were solely responsible.”


Rodney Collin (British writer in the area of spiritual development)



Samuel Johnson

Quotations 4 Samuel Johnson


“In all evils which admit a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.”


Samuel Johnson (English poet, critic and writer)



Jean Toomer

Quotations 5 Jean Toomer

 “Thank everyone who calls out your faults, your anger, your impatience, your egotism; do this consciously, voluntarily.”


Jean Toomer (American poet and novelist)


Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Quotations 6 Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, and choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.”



Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American aviator, author and wife of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh)



Nelson Mandela

Quotations 2 N“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

Nelson Mandela (South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist)


Quotations 3 Malala

“There was a time when women asked men to stand up for women’s' rights. This time we will do it for ourselves.”

Malala (Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient)

Gautama Buddha

Quotations 4 Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

Gautama Buddha (sage on which teachings Buddhism was founded)


Rabindranath Tagore

Quotations 5 Tagore


I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”

Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music)



Maya Angelou

Quotations 6 Maya Angelou

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Maya Angelou (African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer) 

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