• Patience is only one faculty; earnestness the devotion of all the faculties. Earnestness is the cause of patience; it gives endurance, overcomes pain, strengthens weakness, braves dangers, sustains hope, makes light of difficulties, and lessens the sense of weariness in overcoming them.

    "Intuitions and Summaries of Thought" by Christian Nestell Bovee, Vol. I, (p. 161), 1862.