I appreciate the virtue of patience.
Virtues are the essence of our reputation/character and character does indeed determine destiny. Practicing virtues can have impact on our lives, the more our lives open up to new possibilities and thus to greater joy and fulfillment. For example practice the virtue of forgiveness which compliments freedom and transcends anger.
Quotes on virtue:
•“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.” – Confucius
•“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” – Plato
•”Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan
•“Virtue lies like the gold in quartz; there is not very much of it and much pain has to be spent on the extracting of it.” – Jerome K. Jerome
•“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.” – Aristotle
•“Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.” ~Hugh Prather