I need a hand, folks. Can anyone give me the straight dope on the origin of the following (albeit paraphrased) line:
“Patience is a virtue from which all other qualities arise.”
One person has suggested Chaucer, another the Bible. I can’t find it in the former and have never seen it in the latter.
If I can get the exact quotation and a citation I can show up all the snooty professional librarians I work with. That’s not to say all librarians are snooty. Just my coworkers.
Anyone who can help me out gets a gold star.
There’s always a bigger fish.