This is an excerpt about "patience" from one of my favorite novels "The Forty Rules of Love" by Elif Shafak. It was said in the novel by the character of Shams of Tabriz, based off of the actual historical figure who was the spiritual teacher/companion and best friend of the Sufi poet, Rumi.
“Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be so shortsighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.”
Forty Rules of Love- Elif Shafak (Read it!)