It is possible to endure and not be patient.
Endurance is a very noble virtue; nothing great was ever done without it.
There is a world of meaning in our Scottish proverb, He that tholes, o'er comes.
But patience in the fullness of its import is ethically finer than endurance: it is endurance with sunshine on its brow.
Patience is endurance which is willing. It is endurance with gladness in its mien.
It is the endurance which recognizes GOD and the infinite wisdom of His ordering.
It is the endurance which is only possible when one is sure that love is at the helm and that all things work together for his good.
A man may endure with curses in his heart.
But patience has no curses in its heart. "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
Patience is endurance in Christ's company, and it takes the cross up with a ready mind, for it leans upon the perfect love of GOD.
~George H. Morrison~