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Proverbs containing the word Wait

Time and tide wait for no man

Do not delay taking action. If you wish to put to sea, do not miss the tide. Neither tide nor time will tarry for you. In a wider sense, if an... Read more →

They also serve who only stand and wait

This teaches patience. While others are actively concerned in some enterprise, there must be those who play a passive part, but without whom the... Read more →

It is ill waiting for dead men’s shoes

To wait for dead men's shoes is to wait for the death of a person with the expectancy of succeeding to his possessions or office. This sometimes... Read more →

Everything comes to him who waits

The person who is prepared to wait patiently usually gets what he wants in the end, provided of course he goes on trying.