virtue (n) an example of moral goodness or excellence.

patient (adj) bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like; quietly and steadily persevering or diligent.

patience (n) the quality of being patient; an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay; even-tempered care.

Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tse

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew. – St. Francis de Sales

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