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Wishes Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Wishes.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
- Lawrence Durrell

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

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

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

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

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

Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.
- Josiah Royce

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

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

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

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

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

A person should design the way he makes a living around
how he wishes to make a life.
- Charlie Byrd

Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life,
one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
- Anna Pavlova

That children shall be compelled to receive religious
instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents,
is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
- Charles Tupper

That is ever the way.
Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
- J. M. Barrie

My first husband, yes, I eloped with him from Hungary
against my mother's wishes.
- Eva Gabor

He put in your heart certain wishes and plans;
in my heart,
he put other different desires.
- Sitting Bull

Men try to run life according to their wishes;
life runs itself according to necessity.
- Jean Toomer

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

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

If I correctly understand the goal of American policy,
one wishes Russia to be a partner.
- Gerhard Schroder

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

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale;
and he wishes that it were.
- Andre Malraux

Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them.
- Carlo Goldoni

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

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

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

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot
be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis

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

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

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities.
Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
- Lily Tomlin

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.
- Ludwig von Mises

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their
efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of
the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
- Hannah Arendt

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

I pop gum.
My parents get so annoyed with me.
I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
- Hilary Duff

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
- Ovid

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

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

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

The problem with most people is that they think with
their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.
- Walter Duranty

We wish that all countries around the world honor our wishes and our Jihad,
and we avoid interfering in their business.
- Ahmed Yassin

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

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

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

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

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
- Voltaire

If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard;
if a writer,
to be read.
He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
- Samuel E. Morison

The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being
able to be himself and others,
as he wishes.
- Charles Baudelaire

Destiny has two ways of crushing us -
by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

All physical systems can be thought of as registering
and processing information,
and how one wishes to define computation will determine
your view of what computation consists of.
- Seth Lloyd

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which
his own wishes are concerned.
- Daniel Webster

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


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