Waiting Quotes

Be encouraged by these waiting quotes. Waiting can be both a positive and a negative, it just depends on the situation.

On the positive side waiting teaches us patience, it is a time of hope and expectancy. It can be a good thing.

On the negative side waiting can develop habits like procrastination, and indecision.

Be inspired to wait or not to wait by these quotes!


  1. Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.
    Author Unknown
    Patience Quotes



  2. ...to act instead of waiting, to persevere instead of giving up. It is possible with self-knowledge and patience, to take small steps that will carry you through to the finish.
    Jane B. Burka; Lenora M.Yuen, Procrastination
    Procrastination



  3. Don’t waste time waiting for opportunity to surface; it may never happen that way. Spend time to create one and many more will unfold in series!
    Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  4. We can't all get, what we want right away.
    And waiting is needed, to show us the way.
    Julie Hebert, Life Is Patience
    Patience Poem



  5. The vessel of faith journeys on soft waters. Belief rides on the wings of waiting.
    Max Lucado, God Is With You Every Day
    Journey of Faith



  6. The World seems crumbling. But you’re not alone. Because someone cares. Someone is waiting for you, and someone is looking for you!
    Rula Osta, Cheer Up! It's A New Day
    Quotes To Live By



  7. Gratitude is an opportunity that is there waiting for you every day.
    Mark Phillins, Gratitude Devotional
    Gratitude Poems



  8. We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
    Joseph Campbell
    Life Journey Quotes



  9. Don't waste your life waiting for others to take action, live your passion, set your goals and move in the direction to attain them.
    Mary Bermer
    Poems About Life



  10. We’re often waiting for something, but God is waiting for us to act. What we forget is that God is much bigger than all our inadequacies and mistakes.
    Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
    God Inspirational Quotes



  11. If you want something go out and get it, stop sitting and wishing you had.
    It's time to make dreams a reality, and stop waiting for things to go bad.
    Julie Hebert, Stop Wishing
    Stop Wishing Start Doing



  12. If we have to wait to see how we feel before we know if we can enjoy the day, then we are giving feelings control over us.
    Joyce Meyer, Trusting God Day by Day
    Short Positive Quotes



  13. Those who strive to be of value to their neighbours in need are knowledgeable that waiting serves no one.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Community Quotes



  14. Of all the time,I sit here thinking, I often wonder, what's out there waiting.
    Julie Hebert, Enough Thinking
    Think On These Things



  15. The thing is, you have abundance waiting inside of you, right now. You have the seed of greatness waiting for a little bit of water to rain down on you.
    Lisa Nichols, Abundance Now
    Abundance Quotes



  16. That each obstacle encountered is just waiting for a solution to help you further your goal.
    Byron Pulsifer
    Solution



  17. A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.
    Maya Angelou
    New Friends and Old Friends



  18. Life is too short to be waiting around for opportunities to come in your direction. You must go out there like a hunter and hunt them down.
    Edmond Mbiaka
    Life Is Too Short



  19. In the waiting room of life, you can choose to trust God instead of panicking. You also need to remember two things: One, God is never in a hurry. And two, God is never late. God’s timing is always perfect.
    Rick Warren
    God's Timing



  20. It's time to make dreams a reality, and stop waiting for things to go bad."
    Julie Hebert, If You Want Something Go Get It
    Motivational Poems



  21. Don't wait until you are in-between two dead bodies before you appreciate life. Being alive is a great privilege.
    Kate Iroegbu, The Best Motivational Book Ever Written
    Appreciation



  22. If your life is not to your liking, don't sit around waiting for it to change.
    Lynda Field, Weekend Life Coach
    What Life Means To Me



  23. For the pathways will grow desolate waiting,
    The flowers say, “Our loveliness has no eyes to behold it!"
    Helen Hoyt, the Garden
    Poems about Gardens by Famous Poets



  24. You are not alone; there is a great big world out there waiting to champion you and help you live your very best life.
    Cyndie Spiegel, A Year of Positive Thinking
    How to Live Your Best Life



  25. Fishing is a delighting way of recreation, a great way to enjoy the outdoors. You would definitely catch some fun while patiently waiting for a tasty meal.
    Jack Roush, Fishing
    Fishing Quotes



  26. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to buy you flowers.
    Author Unknown
    Garden Making



  27. 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
    Contentment



  28. Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s waiting out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.
    Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
    Expectations



  29. It’s not polite to keep a vacation waiting.
    Selfie Quotes



  30. Train yourself not to dread unpleasant tasks but instead to tackle them first. . . If you wait until the end of the day, it will be worse than doing your tasks earlier.
    Joyce Meyer, The Confident Woman Devotional
    Poems of Encouragement



  31. We can learn a lesson from the butterfly beginning it's life crawling along the ground, then spinning a cocoon, patiently waiting until the day it will fly.
    Heather Wolf, Kipnuk the Talking Dog
    Butterlfy Poem



  32. In scene after scene - in the womb in Nazareth, in the manger in Bethlehem, in the Temple in Jerusalem – the spotlight consistently shines on Jesus. He is, after all, what the story is all about. He is what the waiting of Advent and the celebration at Christmas are all about.
    Darrell W. Johnson, The Most Wonderful Time of All Years
    Poems About Jesus



  33. I "loved" the people in my life by doing nice things for them and not waiting or hoping for a nice thing to be done back in my direction.
    Bryan Cohen, How to Work for Yourself
    Kindness Poem



  34. Do you recognize all of your brothers or sisters? You should. They are all around. They're standing in front of you, beside you, and behind you. They are also the ones wearing tattered clothes sitting on the streets of every city with a cup in their hands waiting patiently for you to help. Do you see them now?
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Brother Quotes

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