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The Zen of Patience
Spurgeon On Patience
Patience is better than wisdom.
An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.
It is a medicine which is good for all diseases.
It is as natural for us to murmur as for a horse to shake his head when the flies tease him. But nature should not be the rule.
Grin and bear it is the old-fashioned advice,
but sing and bear it is a great deal better.
Pain past is pleasure; experience comes by it. We ought not to be afraid of going down into Egypt when we know we shall come out of it with jewels of silver and gold.
Sorrows are visitors that come without invitation, but complaining minds send a wagon to bring their troubles home in.
They chew the bitter pill which they would not even know to be bitter if they had the sense to swallow it whole.
What cannot be cured must be endured.
"Must" is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
Poverty is no shame, but being discontented with it is.
In some things, the poor are better off than the rich.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy.
A poor man's table is soon spread.
And hunger finds no fault with the cook.