Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old waiting quotes, waiting sayings, and waiting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


List Of  Motivational Waiting Quotes And Sayings


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

-Woodrow T. Wilson




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

-Lemony Snicket




Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.

-John Ortberg




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

-Craig Bruce




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

-William Faulkner




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

-Gian Carlo Menotti




How much of human life is lost in waiting.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson




Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

-Sarah Ban Breathnach




The waiting time, my brothers, Is the hardest time of all.





Waiting is the rust of the soul.

-Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Famous Inspirational Waiting Quotes And Proverbs


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

-Craig Bruce




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





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

-Robert Jordan




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

-Neil Gaiman




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

-Cesare Pavese




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

-Abraham Lincoln




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




There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.

-J. G. Holland




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




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

-Anna Neagle


Best Humorous Waiting Quotes And Proverbs


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

-Charles Richter




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 a risk to something or nothing, its on your own Decision if you’ll stay and still with your Patience.

-kent Ian N. Cny




If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.

-Edward de Bono




Don’t Wait! Start on your dreams, your impulses, your longings, your special occasions today. Because this is your moment.

-Mary Anne Radmacher




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

-Win Borden




Spread your wings – today. Why wait

-Jonathan Lockwood Huie




If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

-Mario Andretti




If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.

-Senegalese Proverb




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

Jerry Smith