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Patience is the capacity to endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience without complaint. Patience emphasizes calmness, self-control, and the willingness or ability to tolerate delay.

Patience implies the self-possession of one's own self in the face or sufferings or provocations. It is not resignation, which implies submission to the will of another.

Impatience is an opposite of patience.

Patience is described as a virtue in religion or spiritual practices. It is highlighted in the Bible and Qur'an in the story of Job. However, it is not one of the traditional Biblical three theological virtues nor one of the four cardinal virtues. In Mahayana Buddhism, patience is one of the six (or ten) paramitas that a bodhisattva trains in and practices to realize perfect Bodhi (enlightenment).

Patience is Islam in one of the best and most valuable virtues of life. Through patience, a Muslim believes that an individual can get closer to God and thus attain true peace. It is also stressed in Islam, that God is with those who are patient, more specifically during sufferage.


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