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The Key to Everything

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

– Arnold Glasow

Afghanistan
Samye Monastery, Drananang, Tibet
Aranyaprathet, Thailand

Waiting doesn’t seem like an act, but the lack of action;  however,
the decision to be patient and willing to wait is an act of courage and perseverance.

Rajasthan, India


Kumbh Mela Festival, Allahabad, India.

A person who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
– George Savile

Tokyo, Japan

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. 
– Sheri L. Dew

Sanaa, Yemen

 Patience is the companion of wisdom.
– St. Augustine

Zagreb, Croatia
Dublin, Ireland

So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, 
An intolerable waiting,
A longing for another place and time,
Another condition.
– Theodore Roethke

The Old Delhi Train Station, India
Ahmedabad, India

Endurance is patience concentrated.
– Thomas Carlyle

Berlin Wall, Germany
Cape Town, South Africa

Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
-Khaled Hosseini,  A Thousand Splendid Suns

Myanmar
Kolkata, India

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
– Virgil

Howrah Station, Kolkata, India
Sichuan Provence, China

People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
– French Proverb