Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
— William Butler Yeats
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
— Napoleon Hill
Money begets money. If you don’t have that, you wait around to be hired by somebody at the mercy of others. If you have that money in your hand, you desperately try to make the best use of it and move ahead. And that’s generating income for yourself.
— Muhammad Yunus
Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don’t want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time.
— Deontay Wilder
I don’t have to wait to realize the good old days.
— Ziggy Marley
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
— Anne Frank
If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.
— Robert Kiyosaki
The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.
— Bob Uecker
My plea is that don’t wait for a girl to become a woman to empower them. Empower a girl’s life by giving sanitary pads to them. With pads, we give them wings.
— Arunachalam Muruganantham
Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of doing, and what you really care about. Then take the initiative – don’t wait for someone else to ask you to act.
— Sylvia Earle
If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.
— Jeff Bezos
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
— William Arthur Ward
Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.
— Gabriela Mistral
You can try to make the right decision all the time, but it’s better to just make a decision. I have done wrong so many times, but nine times out of 10, I have learned from my failure. Don’t wait for something; just go for it.
— Bobby Bones
I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
— Jonathan Winters
So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
— Lee Iacocca
Time and tide wait for no man.
— Geoffrey Chaucer
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
— Barack Obama
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
— Henry Van Dyke
Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
— Joyce Meyer
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
— Marla Gibbs
Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
— Bradley Whitford
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
— Alexandre Dumas
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
— William S. Burroughs
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
— Earl Nightingale
You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.
— Craig Bruce
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Don’t wait for an inspired ending to come to mind. Work your way to the ending and see what comes up.
— Andy Weir
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
— Red Adair
Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
— Madam C. J. Walker
I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.
— Joyce Meyer
You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.
— Gary Ryan Blair
On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died.
— George W. Cecil
Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
— Alice Walker
Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t. You are in good company… You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.
— John Piper
A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
— Tom Stoppard
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
— Robert H. Schuller
Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.
— Steve Southerland
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
— J. R. R. Tolkien
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
— Franz Kafka
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
— George Herbert
You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
— Diana Ross
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
— Oscar Wilde
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
— Jack London
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
— Orison Swett Marden
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.
— Anne Lamott
Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait.
— Robert De Niro
Don’t wait for the perfect time to start making changes to your life; the time is now.
— Chris Gardner
We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.
— Jean-Claude Juncker
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
— Rogers Hornsby