63 Waiting Quotes and Sayings for Patience

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Waiting Quotes and Sayings

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. ~ Matthew Arnold.

Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting. ~ Henri Nouwen.

Waiting makes wine better; but waiting makes man decay! Don’t wait because you have no time! Move fast! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

We have become a global community that relies on patience because waiting has become the norm. ~ Dr. Asa Don Brown.

Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal. ~ I Ching.


The wait is long, my dream of you does not end. ~ Nuala O’Faolain.

Never keep long and be waiting. Waiters and quitters have just a slight difference but a common end. ~ Israelmore Ayivor.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Don’t rush things. Anything worth having is worth waiting for. ~ Unknown.

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. ~ Lemony Snicket.

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. ~ Edward de Bono.

Waiting is the rust of the soul. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Waiting, like nothing else, reveals our complex human relationship with time. ~ Margaret Whipp.

And sure enough even waiting will end… if you can just wait long enough. ~ William Faulkner.

Waiting in uncertainty takes longer than when one is informed. ~ Mark Van Hagen.

Best Waiting Quotes and Sayings

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living. ~ Voltaire.

Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it. ~ Jerry Smith.

How much of human life is lost in waiting. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The problem with waiting is that it runs counter to our cultural expectations of ceaseless activity. ~ Margaret Whipp.

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting. ~ J. G. Holland.

I find waiting unbearable because it makes me passive and negates me. I hate being nothing. ~ Kathy Acker.

I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side. ~ Paulo Coelho.

Spending your days waiting to die is no way to live. ~ Anthony Ray Hinton.

All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. ~ Woodrow T. Wilson.

Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting. ~ Carolyn McCulley.

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed. ~ Gian Carlo Menotti.

Life is very much like an arms race, each side waiting for the other one to put his stick down first. ~ Merle Shain.

There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison. ~ Jane Austen.

Top Waiting Quotes and Sayings

Anxiety makes waits seem longer. ~ Mark Van Hagen.


Waiting is tough. Waiting is frustrating. ~ Marlinda Ireland.

If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. ~ Win Borden.

You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared. ~ Robbie Robertson.

Waiting is a form of passive persistence. ~ Ogwo David Emenike.

You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay. ~ Mandy Hale.

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count. ~ Robert Anthony.

Waiting turns men into bears in a barn and women into cats in a sack. ~ Robert Jordan.

Mars is there, waiting to be reached. ~ Buzz Aldrin.

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. ~ Billy Graham.

Nothing’s going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it. ~ Zoe Kazan.

What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process. ~ Mandy Hale.

Waiting is not wasting. It is a strategy for champing for greater things. ~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha.

The waiting time, my brothers, is the hardest time of all. ~ Sarah Doudney.

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do. ~ Salma Hayek.

But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for. ~ Anna Neagle.

Popular Waiting Quotes and Sayings

The thing about waiting is that the longer you wait, the more impatient you become. ~ Ashay Abbhi.

Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting! ~ Jules Verne.

Waiting is more than merely an inconvenient delay. It is more than a matter of time. ~ Harold Schweizer.

To know how to wait is the great secret of success. ~ De Maistre.

Waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding. ~ Neil Gaiman.

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. ~ Craig Bruce.

After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. ~ Chuck Palahniuk.

There is nothing to be gained by waiting for a better situation. You see where you are and you do what you can with that. ~ Jacob K. Javits.


You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. ~ Craig Bruce.

Waiting is still an occupation. It is having nothing to wait for that is terrible. ~ Cesare Pavese.

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~ Eden Phillpotts.

Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress. ~ Seth Godin.

Famous Waiting Quotes and Sayings

Waiting is not always a bad thing; it can bring its own joy -the thrill of anticipation. ~ David Jeremiah.

Knowing someone isn’t coming back doesn’t mean you ever stop waiting. ~ Toby Barlow.

Our lives have become a perpetual waiting game. This is a societal norm. We spend an absurd amount of time simply waiting. ~ Dr. Asa Don Brown.

Waiting is as resistant to description and analysis as time or boredom. ~ Homer.

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. ~ A. A. Milne.

Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations. ~ Charles Richter.

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. ~ Mario Andretti.

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