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  CHURCH FATHERS: On Patience (St. Augustine)
The patience of man, which is right and laudable and worthy of the name of virtue, is understood to be that by which we tolerate evil things with an even mind, that we may not with a mind uneven desert good things, through which we may arrive at better.
Patience is companion of wisdom, not handmaid of concupiscence: patience is the friend of a good conscience, not the foe of innocence.
In itself it exercises patience, when, the body remaining unhurt and untouched, the mind is goaded by any adversities or filthinesses of things or words, to do or to say something that is not expedient or not becoming, and patiently bears all evils that it may not itself commit any evil in work or word.
www.newadvent.org /fathers/1315.htm   (5960 words)

 - Patience
Patience is the quality of a person to wait for justice, without showing any resolve for revenge.
Patience is not confined to adversity alone, but also to the joy, and prosperity of a person.
Patience cries, Ps.27:14, "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the LORD." God is, "the God of patience." Rom.15:5.
www.ourchurch.com /view/?pageID=172181   (1431 words)

 Patience - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patience is the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties.
Patience is described as a virtue in religion or spiritual practices.
While acknowledged in Christianity, patience is not one of the traditional Biblical three theological virtues nor one of the four cardinal virtues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patience   (288 words)

 Virtue of Patience
To the contrary, patience is a vibrant and virile Christian virtue, which is deeply rooted in the Christian’s absolute confidence in the sovereignty of God and God’s promise to bring all things to completion in a way that most fully demonstrates His glory.
Patience presents the Christian with a critical test of character, rooted in the simple acknowledgement that we might be wrong.
Patience must be one of the hallmarks of the Christian home, as each member of the family shows patience in dealing with others.
www.seegod.org /virtue_of_patience.htm   (1223 words)

 17. Of Patience.
The exercise of patience lies in bearing reproach and persecution for the sake of Christ and his gospel; they that will live godly in Christ must expect these things; they are not to be thought new and strange, as if they were never before known or heard of; nor should saints he impatient under them.
Patience is exercised by divine desertions, and lies in quietly waiting for the Lord’s gracious manifestations of himself unto his people again.
Patience is exercised when answers of prayer are deferred, and it lies in a quiet waiting for them.
www.pbministries.org /books/gill/Practical_Divinity/Book_1/book1_17.htm   (1010 words)

 What does the Bible say about patience?
The true test of patience comes when your rights are violated; when the sports car cuts you off in traffic; when a group of teenage boys are hogging the tennis courts; when your coworker derides your faith – again.
Although most people consider patience to be a passive waiting or gentle tolerance, most of the Greek words translated “patience” in the New Testament (KJV) are active, robust words.
In the Bible, patience is persevering towards a goal, enduring trials, or expectantly waiting for a promise to be fulfilled.
www.gotquestions.org /Bible-patience.html   (670 words)

 Patience (opera) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patience was the sixth operatic collaboration of fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan.
Patience herself appears, and, when asked about Bunthorne, confesses that she has never loved him – or anyone else – and is thankful that love has not turned her miserable as it has them ("I cannot tell what this love may be").
Patience goes forth, only to encounter Bunthorne in the act of raffling himself off among his lady followers ("Let the merry cymbal sound"), and proposes to unselfishly sacrifice herself by loving him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patience_(operetta)   (1943 words)

Yet, I have always felt that though we "know" patience is important, it remains one of life's greatest lessons.
For example, when a child is learning to talk, even though we may not understand a sound they're saying, at first, we have patience (faith) that someday, soon, they will be able to speak clearly and be understood.
And the more love we have, the more patience, the more acceptance of "what is" in the moment, the less resistance we will encounter.
www.innerself.com /Reflections/patience.htm   (1445 words)

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Patience in refraining from begging (For this one: Ahmad said it is haram and Shafaii said in life and death instances, it is a must).
Patience in abstaining from physical appetites to the extent one is hurt by it, and
The patience in avoiding the natural fitrah, the patience in avoiding worshipping and loving, and fearing Allah, the patience in being kafir - or even in being a sinful Muslim, is an extreme patience, a difficulty beyond measure.
www.weneedtounite.com /patience.htm   (2284 words)

 Vital Godliness
Charnock says, "In regard of God, patience is a submission to his sovereignty." "To endure a trial, simply because we cannot avoid or resist it, is not Christian patience.
A third mode of representing this patience is by the duties and habits of a SERVANT.
Patience is one link in the golden chain which holds us safe on earth in the midst of enemies and perils.
www.gracegems.org /24/vital_godliness22.htm   (5638 words)

 Tertullian (Roberts-Donaldson)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Further, if we set down in order the higher and happier grades of bodily patience, (we find that)it is she who is entrusted by holiness with the care of continence of the flesh: she keeps the widow, and sets on the virgin the seal and raises the self-made eunuch to the realms of heaven.
For Patience sits on the throne of that calmest and gentlest Spirit, who is not found in the roll of the whirlwind, nor in the leaden hue of the cloud but is of soft serenity, open and simple, whom Elias saw at his third essay.
Such pursuits of patience the Gentiles are acquainted with; and they eagerly seize a name of so great goodness to apply it to foul practises: patient they live of rivals, and of the rich, and of such as give them invitations; impatient of God alone.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /text/tertullian25.html   (5477 words)

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Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act.
It is better to be patient than powerful; it is better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God's will.
www.cbn.com /spirituallife/cbnteachingSheets/promises_patience.aspx   (516 words)

Patience opened April 23, 1881 at the Opera Comique and ran for 578 performances, first at the Opera Comique and transferring to the new Savoy Theatre on October 10, 1881.
Patience opened on April 23, 1881 at the Opera Comique and ran for 578 performances, moving on October 10, 1881 to D'Oyly Carte's new theatre, the Savoy, the first theatre in the world to be lit entirely by electric lights.
Patience satirizes the "aesthetic craze" of the 1870's and '80s, when the output of poets, composers, painters and designers of all kinds was indeed prolific--but, some argued, empty and self-indulgent.
math.boisestate.edu /gas/patience/html/index.html   (533 words)

 128: Patience : Daily Meditation from "Divine Intimacy": Catholic-Pages.com
Patience is the virtue which makes us accept for love of God, generously and peacefully, everything that is displeasing to our nature, without allowing ourselves to be depressed by the sadness which easily comes over us when we meet with disagreeable things.
Patience is a special aspect of the virtue of fortitude which prevents our deviating from the right road when we encounter obstacles.
In order to be begin to practise patience, we must try to bear daily annoyances and sufferings resignedly, without complaint, knowing that divine Providence does not permit any trial that will not be a source of good for us.
www.catholic-pages.com /prayers/128.asp   (1071 words)

 (GCRDYE) Patience by Job
Patience is the ability to sit back and wait for an expected outcome without experiencing anxiety, tension, or frustration.
Patience is the ability to let go of your need for immediate gratification.
Patience is the ability and willingness to endure a task that takes a long time, especially one that is boring.
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 The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience
But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love.
Patience is not merely a fixed determination to hold our place in the teeth of the wind, but to make actual progress in spite of it.
Patience is a vital part of the process that enables God to work over a long span of time, if needed, to produce in us other important aspects of His image so that we "may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." God is the Source, and His Spirit the means of this very valuable fruit.
cgg.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/PERSONAL/k/266/The-Fruit-of-Spirit-Patience.htm   (4541 words)

 Patience Quotes - The Quotations Page
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/patience   (401 words)

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Allah is with the patient.” (Verse 153) Surat Al-Baqarah.
Patience controls you during conditions of fear and prevents you from committing wrong verbal or physical acts.
Patience prepares you to withstand physical or psychological hardship when it is required.
www.islam1.org /khutub/Patience.doc   (1493 words)

 AskMen.com - Be patient
I learned that patience is a virtue, but waiting too long for something is commonly referred to as laziness.
The wise man readily exercises patience because he realizes its benefits, and knows that he will be rewarded for his fortitude and criticized if he panics.
He is aware that if he doesn't have patience, panicking and impatience will not help him regain missed opportunities, and will not take away things he dislikes.
www.askmen.com /fashion/body_and_mind/20_better_living.html   (540 words)

 Patience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Patience has been explained as the ability to: endure hardship, difficulty, or
Patience, however, does not mean just to keep on enduring hardship,
Patience is one of those behavioral attributes which, according to the Qur’an,
www.clearvisionpk.com /Values_3.html   (1324 words)

 Quoteland :: Quotations by Topic
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity, was now no longer a minor feature in Mrs Angel Clare; and it sustained her.
Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches.
www.quoteland.com /topic.asp?CATEGORY_ID=187   (600 words)

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PATIENCE by Tertullian CHAPTER 1 Confess to the Lord my God that I certainly have courage, not to say presumption, to have dared to write on patience, a virtue which I am utterly unfit to practice, being, as I am, a man of no account.
For, those who undertake to set forth and recommend any virtue should first give some evidence of practicing this virtue, and they should give proper direction to their constant admonition by the example of their own conduct, lest they be put to the blush at the discrepancy between their words and deeds.
But let their patience and the patience of their chief take care: there is fire beneath the earth awaiting this kind of patience.
www.ewtn.com /library/SOURCES/PATIENCE.TXT   (6752 words)

to be patient in not having relatives and friends, to be patient at the loss of wealth, deterioration of health, some parts of our body not functioning, lack of eye-sight, poverty and hunger.
To be patient in hunger gets you the sawab of jehad (fighting in the way of Allah) and it is more than sixty years of Ibabat.
Patience at the time of worldly loss and calamities is called “wusat-e-Sakr.” Patience during war is called “Shujaat” (bravery).
www.al-islam.org /short/wasiyatnama/7.htm   (1263 words)

 Patience Quotes | Patience Quotations | Patience Sayings | Wisdom Quotes
There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
www.wisdomquotes.com /cat_patience.html   (458 words)

 The Power of Patience - Marriage
Patience means learning not to give up when it looks as though your spouse is never going to change, or when it seems as if the things that bother you are never going to be any different.
Patience means working on growing deeper in your relationship with God, especially when it appears that the only thing growing deeper in your life is the divide between you and your mate.
Patience means remembering that it could be worse, and deliberately looking for the good in the other person.
www.christianitytoday.com /mp/2005/003/1.42.html   (1485 words)

 Patience (Islaam.Com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This is why Allah ta`ala said to His Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, "Therefore be patient; surely the promise of Allah is true, and let not those who have no certainty hold you in light estimation." (Surat al-Rum:60) And, "...
Being hasty in picking the fruit of dawa is not conformable to patience which must be a characteristic of the daai`ya.
The daai'ya may be in a certain place, a school or institute, he is forbidding the forbidden, spreading the dawa and speaking to many people, but he won't notice the change himself because it is coming gradually.
www.islaam.com /Article.aspx?id=225   (809 words)

The Qur'an defines patience as one of the paths that lead people from darkness to light and as an attribute of morality that is superior to, wide-ranging, and very different from the daily behavior of many people.
Inaccurate understandings of patience will be explained along with the kind of patience Allah requires, how Allah may test people so that they can acquire a more perfect patience, and the great return Allah promises to those who exhibit great patience.
Examples of how the Prophets showed patience in every area until the end of their lives will be presented in the hope that people will "be steadfast for our Lord" until the end of their own lives.
www.harunyahya.com /patience.php   (602 words)

 Benefits of Patience
Patience means we learn to develop equanimity and to not be influenced by the ups and downs of life.
Patience means that we can work with out expecting a certain outcome.
Patience enables us to develop faith; this is a faith in ourselves.
ezinearticles.com /?Benefits-of-Patience&id=496228   (624 words)

 Amazon.com: Patience: Music: George Michael   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Patience is only his fourth studio effort in the 18 years since Wham!
The reprise of the song that closes the British version of PATIENCE was left off of America's one probably for the sake of redundancy.
Sure, PATIENCE may be George Michael's last album, but given the amount of years that he has put between his albums, I tend to think that George will just begin to take his time with subsequent records.
www.amazon.com /Patience-George-Michael/dp/B00020SHH6   (2422 words)

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