"Learn to labor and to wait"

In Retrospection and Introspection Mrs. Eddy quotes Longfellow's words, "Learn to labor and to wait," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Psalm of Life; adding this comment of her own, "Of old the children of Israel were saved by patient waiting." Ret., p. 79;

According to Webster, one meaning of "to wait" is "to be in expectation." Therefore waiting and hoping are closely related. An unwillingness to wait might well indicate absence of hope.

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