Sometimes we take credit for being patient when we are simply putting off doing something unpleasant. And many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent. . .

“Patience is a two-sided coin. If patience is to be a virtue it must be employed in the willingness to obtain all the facts, to deduce from the facts what should be done, if anything, and to act in time and not too early or too late. If patience is merely to be used as an excuse for inaction, and if you don’t do anything but wait–and you wait too long and the opportunity is past–or if you convert it into lethargy or inaction, then that is the other side of the coin.” -David Sarnoff

A very wise man once said: “Endeavor to be patient in bearing the defects and infirmities of others, of what sort so ever they be; for you yourself, also have many failings which must be endured by others.”