Wishes Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wishes

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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 ~


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


It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses.
~By Danny Elfman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
~By Washington Irving ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener, that he will cultivate them extensively, even against the wishes of his employer; and, in many instances, rather leave his situation than give up the growth of his favourite flower.
~By Robert Fortune ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief.
~By Jose Marti ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
~By Douglas Horton ~

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September 30 ,2022
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