Sufyan on Patience: The believer needs patience like food and water

Al-Humaydi reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The believer is in need of patience just as he is in need of food and drink.”

Source: al-Ṣabr li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 84

عَنِ الْحُمَيْدِيِّ عَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيَّ رحمه الله قَالَ يَحْتَاجُ الْمُؤْمِنُ إِلَى الصَّبْرِ كَمَا يَحْتَاجُ إِلَى الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ

84 الصبر لابن أبي الدنيا