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Wishes Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Wishes

Please enjoy these Wishes Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
- Lawrence Durrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- John Adams

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

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

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

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.
- Goran Persson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Gilles Villeneuve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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