Which is correct: "All good things come to he who waits" or "all good things come to him who waits?"


Though grammatically "all good things come to him who waits" is the correct option, "all good things come to he who waits" is much more commonly used. Because the latter phrase is almost universally used over the alternative, it is held as the correct option.

The debate over "him" versus "he" centers on the grammatical issue of a relative clause. "He" is a subject pronoun, which would be necessary in this sentence, were it not for the relative clause "who waits." This clause acts as the subject of the verb, thereby negating the need for "he." The word "him," serving as the object pronoun is technically correct. However, this minor grammatical point is so rarely recognized that the phrase "all good things come to he who waits" is commonly used without issue.

Q&A Related to "Which is correct: "All good things come to he..."
To him. "He" may never be the object of a proposition.
There is no information on who said this quote first, but it was used by Abraham
The question assumes that they do, which is debatable. One can assume that wait being the traits of good people would bring something good in the end, but the assumptions are not
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