Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
— Augustine of Hippo
In regard of God, patience is a submission to His sovereignty. To endure a trial, simply because we cannot avoid or resist it, is not Christian patience. But to humbly submit because it is the will of God to inflict the trial, to be silent because the sovereignty of God orders it – is true godly patience.
— Stephen Charnock