Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on the object we're waiting for.
Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
The greatest art is to sit, and wait, and let it come.
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
Waiting time is not wasting time. Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life.
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.
All good things come to those who wait.
Waiting is one of the great arts.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Our waiting is not nothing. It is something -- a very big something -- because people tend to be shaped by whatever it is they are waiting for.
A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. -
I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.
All things come to him who waits - provided he knows what he is waiting for.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Our spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, expecting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination or prediction. This, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control.
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