Quotes and Sayings about Wishes



"Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: People, Wishes)

"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
(Related: People, Bed, Wishes)

"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."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Measure, Wishes)

"Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Immortality, Wishes)

"We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified."
- Aesop
(Related: Wishes)

"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."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Life, Power, Dream, Wishes)

"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."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Effort, Leaders, President, Will, Wishes)

"Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Destiny, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Truth, Efficiency, Lying, Trouble, Wishes)

"The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)

"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
- Aristotle
(Related: Friend, Man, Wishes, Wishing)

"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."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Wishes)

"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Happiness, Man, Wishes)

"If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: God, Humor, First, Needs, Wishes)

"If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Love, God, Being, Fact, Wishes, World)

"That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse."
- J. M. Barrie
(Related: Jealousy, Wishes)

"That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Jealousy, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Man, May, Wishes, Woman)

"The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Being, Privilege, Wishes)

"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."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Giving, Play, Wishes)

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

"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."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Time, Students, Will, Wishes, Years, Youth)

"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Change, Superiority, Wishes, Years)

"When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Love, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Information, Man, Wishes)

"A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Thought, Man, Wishes, World)

"He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Heart, Wishes)

"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."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Policy, Decision, English, Extreme, Influence, May, Wishes)

"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."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Congress, Legislation, Trade, Will, Wishes)

"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
(Related: God, People, Attention, Will, Wishes)

"A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life."
- Charlie Byrd
(Related: Design, Life, Living, Wishes)

"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Thoughts, Blessings, Infinite, Liberality, Will, Wishes)

"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Love, Wishes)

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Mother, Goal, Diligence, Fortune, Idleness, Man, Wishes)

"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."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Men, Enemy, Fire, Giving, Right, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Prosperity, Race, Wishes)

"What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Freedom, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Mistake, People, Poets, Wishes)

"Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes. It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Heart, Strength, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Career, Memory, Wishes, Writing)

"How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!"
- William Collins
(Related: Country, Rest, Sleep, Wishes)

"Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Men, Arguments, Nothing, Wishes)

"Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Paradise, Gold, Treasure, Wishes, World)

"A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Heart, Man, Wishes)

"Many thanks for all of the love and good wishes sent our way from my friends out there in cartoon land... the only place where a nine month pregnant woman can still play a hot goth chick in a belly shirt!"
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Love, Friends, Land, Play, Wishes, Woman)

"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"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."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Work, Dependence, Doubt, Drilling, Now, Oil, Wishes)

"Our country is blessed with a democratic political system that is sensitive to the wishes of our people."
- Denzil Douglas
(Related: People, Country, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Dad, Parents, Wishes)

"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds."
- Will Durant
(Related: People, Trouble, Wishes)

"The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds."
- Walter Duranty
(Related: People, Wishes)

"Our inventions mirror our secret wishes."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Inventions, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Man, Poor, Poverty, Wishes)

"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."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Dance, Successful, Exercise, Film, Impulses, Wishes)

"Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Man, Wishes, Wood)

"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: Will, Wishes)

"Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad."
- Euripides
(Related: God, First, Wishes)

"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."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Quality, Language, Poems, Wishes)

"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."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Growth, Plants, Will, Wishes)

"If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Technology, Needs, Problems, Today, Wishes, Yesterday)

"My first husband, yes, I eloped with him from Hungary against my mother's wishes."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Mother, HusbFirst, Wishes)

"God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Wishes)

"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."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Canada, Commitment, Space, Wishes)

"I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Income, Wishes)

"Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fact, Wishes)

"Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Destiny, Order, Wishes)

"Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them."
- Carlo Goldoni
(Related: Wishes)

"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."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Life, People, Creativity, Being, Living, Wishes)

"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."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: May, Opium, President, Wishes)

"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."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Power, Will, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Soul, Heart, Desire, Wishes)

"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."
- Wild Bill Hickok
(Related: Wife, Enemies, Name, Will, Wishes)

"If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Horses, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Goal, Results, Want, Wishes)

"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."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Peace, God, Children, Followers, Wishes)

"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."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Patriotism, Feeling, Nation, Wishes)

"Great minds have purposes; others have wishes."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Wishes)

"I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Life, Feelings, Regret, Wishes)

"An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Enemy, Wishes)

"It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it."
- Maria Jeritza
(Related: Music, Soul, Action, Character, Artist, Conviction, Joy, Wishes)

"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."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Time, Wife, Compliment, First, Man, Wishes)

"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."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Success, Difficulties, Pleasure, Wishes)

"The Iranian regime doesn't express the wishes and values of the Iranian people."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: People, Values, Wishes)

"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."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Success, Friend, Survival, Burden, Hardship, Liberty, Nation, Support, Wishes)

"Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Economics, Respect, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Love, Father, Son, People, Wishes)

"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."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Food, Dream, Hunger, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Government, People, Force, Laws, Nations, Support, Wishes)

"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."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Government, Circumstances, Countries, England, May, Motive, Opinion, Queen, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Luck, Wishes, Wishing)

"A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Man, Reading, Sound, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Thought, Information, Will, Wishes)

"Any woman who wishes to smash into the world of men isn't very feminine."
- Ida Lupino
(Related: Men, Wishes, Woman, World)

"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."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Burden, Possession, Satan, Will, Wishes)

"He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Wishes)

"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."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Poetry, Journalism, Man, Wishes)

"Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics."
- Maimonides
(Related: First, Logic, Mathematics, Metaphysics, Order, Perfection, Study, Wishes)

"Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Man, Wishes, World)

"When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: Dreams, Will, Wishes)

"He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have."
- Don J. Manuel
(Related: Wishes)

"He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes to betray you without witnesses."
- Don J. Manuel
(Related: Friends, Wishes)

"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."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Money, Trust, Interest, Wishes)

"Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes."
- Mary Martin
(Related: Habit, Thinking, Thoughtful, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Life, Girls, Letters, Man, Wishes)

"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."
- Catherine McAuley
(Related: Love, Feeling, May, Pity, Wishes)

"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."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Man, May, Wishes, Woman)

"Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Peace, Fight, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Wife, Public, Wishes, Writer)

"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."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Childhood, Interest, Wishes)

"The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights the importance of making our health-care wishes known."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Health, Importance, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Art, Nature, Obvious, Spirit, Wishes)

"He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Wishes)

"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."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Act, President, Senate, states, United, Wishes)

"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."
- George Orwell
(Related: People, Facts, Future, Obvious, Past, Thinking, Wishes, Years)

"Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish."
- Ovid
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"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."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Power, Thought, Superiority, Delusion, Democrats, Freedom, Needs, Party, Speech, Wishes, Word)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, May, Wishes)

"I try and write the way things happen. I don't try and fulfill people's wishes."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: People, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Countries, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Peace, Hope, Will, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Sea, Water, Wishes)

"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."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Deep, Physics, Problems, Wishes)

"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."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Act, American, Law, Protection, Wishes)

"A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Life, Wishes)

"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."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Father, Wishes)

"Eddie and I are overwhelmed by the amount of lovely well wishes. We are blessed and.... I'm Mrs. Cibrian!"
- LeAnn Rimes
(Related: Wishes)

"In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: May, Wishes, World)

"We are very far from always knowing our own wishes."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Wishes)

"The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes."
- Percy Ross
(Related: Waiting, Wishes, World)

"Ideas any one can mould as he wishes."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Ideas, Wishes)

"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."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: History, Men, Fact, Wishes)

"Why can't the state accede to the public's wishes?"
- Antonin Scalia
(Related: Public, State, Wishes)

"She didn't leave any written instructions. She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people."
- Michael Schiavo
(Related: People, Wishes)

"If I correctly understand the goal of American policy, one wishes Russia to be a partner."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Policy, Goal, American, Russia, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Europe, Old, Wishes)

"A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action."
- David Seabury
(Related: Action, Surrender, Wishes)

"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."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Acting, Artists, Singing, Vitality, Wishes)

"It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Right, Wishes)

"Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse."
- George A. Sheehan
(Related: Exercise, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Family, Public, Service, Wishes)

"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."
- Alicia Silverstone
(Related: Life, Dream, Attention, Wishes)

"All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils."
- Sophocles
(Related: Cure, Man, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Son, Mind, Rhetoric, Wishes)

"Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Man, Old, Wishes)

"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."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Now, Wishes, Word)

"Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Wishes)

"Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Life, Men, Necessity, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Children, Justice, Man, Parents, Religious, Sense, Wishes)

"When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Compliments, Enemy, Wishes)

"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
(Related: First, Formula, Racing, Wishes)

"He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Day, Will, Wishes)

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."
- Voltaire
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"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."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Women, Government, Progress, Growth, Influence, Parliament, Vote, Wishes)

"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."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Confession, Crime, Police, states, Wishes)

"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."
- George Washington
(Related: Living, Man, Slavery, Wishes)

"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."
- Max Webber
(Related: Result, Wishes)

"I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Judgment, Man, Mistrust, Wishes)

"Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Truth, Wishes)

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Living, Selfishness, Wishes)

"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
(Related: Work, Heart, America, Destiny, Man, Will, Wishes)

"We wish that all countries around the world honor our wishes and our Jihad, and we avoid interfering in their business."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Business, Countries, Honor, Wishes, World)