MONSON_medium“Oh, precious youth, please give life a chance. Apply the virtue of patience. In sickness, with its attendant pain, patience is required. If the only perfect man who ever lived—even Jesus of Nazareth—was called upon to endure great suffering, how can we, who are less than perfect, expect to be free of such challenges? Who can count the vast throngs of the lonely, the aged, the helpless—those who feel abandoned by the caravan of life as it moves relentlessly onward and then disappears beyond the sight of those who ponder, who wonder, and who sometimes question as they are left alone with their thoughts. Patience can be a helpful companion during such stressful times.”
– Thomas S. Monson



“Perfect love is perfectly patient.”
– Neal A. Maxwell





david-a-bednar-large“For most of us, conversion does not occur quickly or all at once; it is an ongoing process and not a one time event that results from a dramatic or overpowering experience. Line upon line and precept upon precept, gradually and almost imperceptibly, our motives, our thoughts, our words, and our deeds become aligned with the will of God. Continuing conversion unto the Lord requires both persistence and patience.”
– David A. Bednar


josephfsmith“Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come.”
– Joseph F. Smith




Neal-A-Maxwell-Mormon“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best – better than God does. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God’s purpose and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.”
– Neal A. Maxwell



robertdhales“Even with the shining examples of Job, the prophets, and the Savior, we will still find it challenging to wait upon the Lord, especially when we cannot fully understand His plan and purposes for us. That understanding is most often given ‘line upon line, [and] precept upon precept.’ In my life I have learned that sometimes I do not receive an answer to a prayer because the Lord knows I am not ready. When He does answer, it is after ‘here a little and there a little’ because that is all I can bear or all I am willing to do. Too often we pray to have patience, but we want it right now!”
– Robert D. Hales