Patience is also a form of action. (Auguste Rodin, 19th-20th century French sculptor)

Just think of the time Rodin spent contemplating and then designing his famous sculptures. There may have been times when he worked fairly quickly, but you can’t imagine frenzied activity when it comes to doing great art. Rodin’s thought is challenging. Deciding to wait, to think, to plan—all of that is a kind of action that makes the final activity work well.

Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city (Proverbs 16:32). Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride (Ecclesiastes 7:8).