In a calm, unperturbed way, to wait for what cannot be well-rushed or through what must be endured.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • boredom?
  • impatience

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

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Inspirational quotes

  • Levius fit patientia, Quicquid corrigere est nefas “What cannot be quite cured, is made easier by patience” (Horace, Odes).
  • “What signifies your Patience, if you can’t find it when you want it?” — Poor Richard’s Almanac