"Trials are of two kinds. Either affliction will test our souls as gold is tried in a furnace, and make trial of us through patience, or the very prosperity of our lives will oftentimes, for many, be itself an occasion of trial and temptation. For it is equally difficult to keep the soul upright and undefeated in the midst of afflictions, as to keep oneself from insolence and pride in prosperity.” - St. Basil the Great, “I Will Pull Down My Barns”
"When patience greatly increases in our soul, it is a sign that we have secretly received the grace of consolation. The power of patience is stronger than the joyful thoughts that descend into the heart.” - St. Isaac the Syrian, “Ascetical Homilies”
"Patience is the companion of wisdom." - Augustine
"Some of your greatest blessings come with patience." - Warren Wiersbe
"Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love." - John Wesley
“Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience.” - St. John Climacus, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"
“Ask with tears, seek with obedience, knock with patience. For thus he who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” - St. John Climacus, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"
Source: Selected Quotes of the Fathers