Wishes Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wishes

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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.
~By Epictetus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Dennis Gabor ~


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.
~By Catherine McAuley ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Henry Knox ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Our country is blessed with a democratic political system that is sensitive to the wishes of our people.
~By Denzil Douglas ~


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 ~


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 ~


All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
~By George Orwell ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


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


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


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


What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


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.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Eddie and I are overwhelmed by the amount of lovely well wishes. We are blessed and.... I'm Mrs. Cibrian!
~By LeAnn Rimes ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Maria Shriver ~


It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality, not only by singing their parts to some of his artists, but acting out the smallest details, and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes.
~By Anton Seidl ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Judy Collins ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


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


I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
~By George Washington ~


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 ~


Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.
~By Josiah Royce ~


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.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


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


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


How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!
~By William Collins ~


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


He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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


He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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 ~


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.
~By Klaus Kinski ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


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


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 ~


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


I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


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 ~


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 ~


Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


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 ~


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

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May 29 ,2022
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