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The meaning and origin of the expression: All things come to he who waits

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All things come to he who waits

Meaning

A literal meaning, advocating patience.

Origin

Used, but probably not originated, by Violet Fane (1843-1905) in her poem Tout vient ß qui sait attendre.

'Ah, all things come to those who wait,'
(I say these words to make me glad),
But something answers soft and sad,
'They come, but often come too late.'

See also: the List of Proverbs.