Sometimes we take credit for being patient when we are simply putting off doing something unpleasant . . . sometimes we think we are being patient when in reality, we are being 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

Patience is a virtue few of us possess all of the time, but all of us need. It’s too bad that many times it takes such hard work to acquire it! . . .