„In solitude it is possible to love mankind; in the world, for one who knows the world, there can be nothing but secret or open war.“
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
„It’s a little too early to play curmudgeon and complain that the kids today don’t have the patience to read long web pages.“
— Mark Rosenfelder American language inventor
About the paradigm change http://zompist.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/ask-zompist-blogs-vs-non-blogs/ from static web pages to blogs.
— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon French natural historian 1707 - 1788
La génie n'est utre chose qu'une grande aptitude à la patience. Narrated by Herault de Séchelles ( La visite à Buffon, ou Voyage à Montbard http://www.atramenta.net/lire/voyage-a-montbard/3508, 1790), when speaking of a talk with Buffon in 1785. (Not in Buffon's works.) Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Here the men lost all patience, and complained of the length of the voyage, but the Admiral encouraged them in the best manner he could, representing the profits they were about to acquire, and adding that it was to no purpose to complain, having come so far, they had nothing to do but continue on to the Indies, till with the help of our Lord, they should arrive there.“
— Cristoforo Colombo Explorer, navigator, and colonizer 1451 - 1506
10 October 1492 Variant translation: Here the people could stand it no longer and complained of the long voyage; but the Admiral cheered them as best he could, holding out good hope of the advantages they would have. He added that it was useless to complain, he had come [to go] to the Indies, and so had to continue it until he found them, with the help of Our Lord. As translated in Journals and Other Documents on the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1963) by Samuel Eliot Morison, p. 62
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
Quote in "Picasso", Hans L. C. Jaffe, Thames and Hudson Ltd
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
Ch. XXIX : The Neighbour; Helen to Walter
„There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.“
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
„Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.“
— Aphra Behn British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer 1640 - 1689
The History of Agnes de Castro, or the Force of Generous Love (1688).