Hope deferred makes the heart sick

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

 and Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.
Prov. If you have to wait a long time for something you want, you will become despairing. (Biblical.) Charlie waited so long for the woman he loved that he decided he didn't want to love anybody. Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
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He said, though a hope deferred makes the heart sick, according to the Scriptures, still, he said, at the appointed time, if not living in doubt, God will fulfill His words.