Wishes Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wishes

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


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


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


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


The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
~By Aristotle ~


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.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


There is no doubt that now, more than ever, we must work to end our dependence on foreign oil sources. But we cannot do so by ignoring the wishes of the coastal communities that oppose drilling.
~By Elizabeth Dole ~


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


A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
~By Dan Rather ~


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.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham.
~By King Hussein I ~


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


Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
~By John Adams ~


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.
~By Seth Lloyd ~


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


If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing.
~By Henri Poincare ~


Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.
~By Matt Groening ~


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.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


She didn't leave any written instructions. She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people.
~By Michael Schiavo ~


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.
~By Richard M. Hunt ~


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.
~By Mary Catherine Bateson ~


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


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.
~By Charles Tupper ~


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


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


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.
~By Michelle Kwan ~


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


There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment.
~By Earl Warren ~


Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration.
~By Richard V. Allen ~


My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
~By Joshua Chamberlain ~


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


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


We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared.
~By Joshua A. Norton ~


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


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


Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like - and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.
~By Hector Hugh Munro ~


No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
~By W. H. Auden ~


It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon will keep the peace process alive and continue the dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved.
~By Goran Persson ~


The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
~By Martin Luther ~


As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly eager to become a Cadet, but my father wished it. So my wishes were not consulted.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


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


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


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.
~By Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach ~


God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


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


I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.
~By Felix Bloch ~


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.
~By Max Webber ~


One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


Under current law volunteers who are not working with an official nonprofit organization are not covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections for the average American who wishes to volunteer.
~By Jon Porter ~


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


Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog.
~By Alicia Silverstone ~


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


Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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


If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
~By Gilles Villeneuve ~


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.
~By Lucille Clifton ~


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


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


By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


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.
~By Corin Nemec ~


Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
~By Camille Paglia ~


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


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


There's a part of me that wishes I'd never said one single solitary word on any subject publicly. Then I could have been the tortured poet, and there's so much mileage in that. But it's too late to stop now.
~By Richard Thompson ~


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


Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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


No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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


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.
~By Stephen Spender ~


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.
~By Alfred Adler ~


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


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


My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
~By Aristotle ~


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.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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


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.
~By Hermann Broch ~


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


I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit.
~By John Hawley ~


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


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.
~By Townsend Harris ~


Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and, like the other partners, wishes to see the assembly of this unique orbiting laboratory continue.
~By Marc Garneau ~


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


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.
~By George Ade ~


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


English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us; but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power.
~By Bernhard von Bulow ~


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


We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife - Agnes - and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore.
~By Wild Bill Hickok ~


The Iranian regime doesn't express the wishes and values of the Iranian people.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


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.
~By Li Peng ~

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