Patience is the most difficult thing of all and the only thing that is worth learning. All nature, all growth, all peace, everything that flowers and is beautiful in the world depends on patience, requires time, silence, trust, and faith in long-term processes which far exceed any single lifetime, which are accessible to the insight of no one person, and which in their totality can be experienced only by peoples and epochs, not by individuals. Hermann Hesse, in Volker Michels, REFLECTIONS

Reference:  THE ETERNAL VISION-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SPIRITUAL QUOTATIONS compiled by William Sykes 2003

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