Who said, "Patience is a virtue"?


According to Reference.com, the phrase "patience is a virtue" originated with British author William Langland in 1377. Virtue is defined here as meaning "moral excellence."

Aristotle also had views on virtues and patience, viewing magnificence and liberality as virtues, both translating to generosity. Aristotle believed that in order to learn generosity, he would have to first learn patience. Patience is listed as one of the fruits of the Spirit by Paul in the Bible in Galatians 5:22-23. Along with generosity, patience can also be tied directly to humility and self-control when expanding the meaning of patience from "waiting without complaint" to "enduring discomfort without complaint."

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This proverb or phrase has been traced back to 'Piers Plowman' in 1377 by William Langland. It is similar to both a Latin saying and a French saying.
The whole phrase is:= Patience is a virtue...possess it if you can. Often by a woman...seldom by a man. Who said it...Hmmmm...possibly God,otherwise early century in Britain,maybe
Patience is a virtue has been traced to Piers Plowman (1377) by William Langland and
The proverb "Patience is a virtue" has been traced back to 'Piers Plowman' (1377) by William Langland & is similar to the Latin: Maxima enim, patientia virtus.
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