eager desire for relief or change
(Redirected from Impatient)

Impatience is the lack of patience expressed by restlessness and intolerance of delays or anxiety and eagerness, especially to begin something.

Quotes edit

  • One wonders whether a generation that demands instant satisfaction of all its needs and instant solution of the world’s problems will produce anything of lasting value. Such a generation, even when equipped with the most modern technology, will be essentially primitive - it will stand in awe of nature, and submit to the tutelage of medicine men.
    • Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition (1973), 38.
  • Impatient straight to flesh his virgin sword.
    • Homer, The Odyssey, Book 20, line 381. Pope's translation; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 390.
  • I wish, and I wish that the spring would go faster,
    Nor long summer bide so late;
    And I could grow on like the foxglove and aster,
    For some things are ill to wait.
    • Jean Ingelow, Song of Seven, Seven Times Two; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 390.
  • The one who is slow to anger has great discernment, but the impatient one displays his foolishness.

External links edit

Wikipedia has an article about:

AltruismAsceticismBeneficenceBenevolenceBraveryCarefulnessCharityCheerfulnessCleanlinessCommon senseCompassionConstancyCourageDignityDiligenceDiscretionEarnestnessFaithFidelityForethoughtForgivenessFriendshipFrugalityGentlenessGoodnessGraceGratitudeHolinessHonestyHonorHopeHospitalityHumanityHumilityIntegrityIntelligenceJusticeKindnessLoveLoyaltyMercyModerationModestyOptimismPatiencePhilanthropyPietyPrudencePunctualityPovertyPuritySelf-controlSimplicitySinceritySobrietySympathyTemperanceTolerance

AggressionAngerApathyArroganceBigotryContemptCowardiceCrueltyDishonestyDrunkennessEgotismEnvyEvil speakingGluttonyGreedHatredHypocrisyIdlenessIgnoranceImpatienceImpenitenceIngratitudeInhumanityIntemperanceJealousyLazinessLustMaliceNeglectObstinacyPhilistinismPrejudicePretensionPrideRecklessnessSelf-righteousnessSelfishnessSuperficialityTryphéUnkindnessUsuryVanityWorldliness