Meaning: those who wait are well rewarded. Origin.
Rewrite 1: regret the wait but relishv2 the reward
Rewrite 2: patience is rewarded with prizes
Rewrite 3: no one regrets speed more than he whose reward is rushed
Rewrite 4: the longer the wait the more cherished the prize
Comment: A wise saying with few alternatives.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Christian Clichés: “Christians often use clichés among themselves and even with non-Christians, but there may be a need to give thought to the meanings of these oft-repeated phrases.” And The Christian Clichés, from a separate source. Scroll down to get to the actual list.