What is patience?
Patience is the sate of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way: or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity.
(Thanks to Wikipedia for the description and picture – (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patience)
Patience, engraving by Hans Sebald Beham, 1540