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Wishes Quotes
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Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

Related topics: Wisdom Choice

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

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Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained
only because the alternative is worse.
- George A. Sheehan

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce


 

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
- Willa Cather

Love wishes to perpetuate itself.
Love wishes for immortality.
- Mortimer Adler

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

The most important and urgent problems of the technology
of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary
needs or of archetypal wishes,
but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
- Dennis Gabor

Diligence is the mother of good fortune,
and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to
the goal of any of his best wishes.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side,
but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
- Richard Whately

Were one merely to seek information,
one should inquire of the man who hates,
but if one wishes to know what truly is,
one better ask the one who loves.
- Hermann Broch

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Any woman who wishes to smash into the world of men isn't very feminine.
- Ida Lupino

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Why can't the state accede to the public's wishes?
- Antonin Scalia

Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes.
- Nikita Khrushchev

I got a call this morning, and it was from Nancy Kerrigan,
wishing me luck.
She wished me luck and sent me all her good wishes.
- Michelle Kwan

He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes
to betray you without witnesses.
- Don J. Manuel

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving,
and we all have the power to make wishes come true,
as long as we keep believing.
- Louisa May Alcott

The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.
- Percy Ross

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives
as to make happiness impossible.
- Saint Augustine

I try and write the way things happen.
I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.
- Harvey Pekar

Art is about expressing the true nature of the human
spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it.
If it is honest, it is beautiful.
If it is not honest, it is obvious.
- Corin Nemec

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
- Mary Martin

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one
wishes to maintain one's superiority.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
- Jonathan Swift

Men admire the man who can organize
their wishes and thoughts
in stone and wood and steel and brass.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to
be true he generally believes to be true.
- Demosthenes

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone
who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
- George Ade

We imagined that the mildness of our government and
the wishes of the people were so correspondent that
we were not as other nations,
requiring brutal force to support the laws.
- Henry Knox

Your goal is to achieve the best results by following their wishes.
If they want you to build a house upside down standing on its chimney,
it's up to you to do it.
- Richard M. Hunt

Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all
he wishes to in this world,
and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
- Christopher Columbus

The trouble with most people is that they think with
their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
- Will Durant

We have reiterated on many occasions that China wishes
to establish and develop long-term,
good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all countries in south Asia.
- Li Peng

Of course the other and more serious way in which it
all happens is that one finds in poems and language
some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
- Robert Fitzgerald

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire;
for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
- Heraclitus

I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting.
That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father.
That is how much two young people can love each other.
- Ben Kingsley

He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.
- Don J. Manuel

The way for a young man to rise is
to improve himself in every way he can,
never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
- Abraham Lincoln

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths,
it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
- Sun Tzu

When all of your wishes are granted,
many of your dreams will be destroyed.
- Marilyn Manson

If a man wishes to truly not be written about,
he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls,
inviting them into his life.
- Joyce Maynard

The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights
the importance of making our health-care wishes known.
- Bill Nelson

However many blessings we expect from God,
His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
- John Calvin

I think that public service is tough on a family -
no ifs,
ands, buts about it.
I have my own personal wishes, but they're not always front and center.
- Maria Shriver

Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we
shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do,
no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling.
- Catherine McAuley

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry,
and that's a mistake.
One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
- Lucille Clifton

All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
- Sophocles

Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes.
It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart.
- Steven Cojocaru

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes,
I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped
by the lashes Of your rhetoric,
windy of course.
- Stephen Spender

Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be
taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about
the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes.
- Jack Schwartz

Plenty of people wish to become devout,
but no one wishes to be humble.
- Joseph Addison

A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
- Jean de la Bruyere

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -
a mere heart of stone.
- Charles Darwin

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.
Sensible people will wait till he has done this before
paying much attention to him.
- Samuel Butler

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone,
but only to the best discoverable course of action.
- David Seabury

One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task
entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something,
even though the final result is often small indeed.
- Max Webber

I write journals and would recommend journal writing
to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career.
You learn a lot.
You also remember a lot...
and memory is important.
- Judy Collins

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings,
which I regret more than any other of my life.
- Andrew Jackson

The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent
about the introduction of opium,
and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.
- Townsend Harris

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
- Laurence J. Peter

No matter how happily a woman may be married,
it always pleases her to discover that there is a really
nice man who wishes she were not.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere
who wishes to find a region where he will be free to
work out his destiny as he chooses.
- Woodrow Wilson

Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
- Euripides


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