Wishes Quotes

Religious people crucified the Son of God. He was not fitting to their wishes.

Wilhelm Busch

Let all the world witness how many different means Fortune employs when she wishes to destroy a man.

Benvenuto Cellini

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 Saavedra

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

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

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

Aristotle

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.

Leonardo da Vinci

Man can certainly keep on lying (and he does so); but he cannot make truth falsehood. He can certainly rebel (he does so); but he can accomplish nothing which abolishes the choice of God. He can certainly flee from God (he does so) ; but he cannot escape Him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God (he does and is so) ; but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in His hate. He can certainly give himself to isolation (he does so he thinks, wills and behaves godlessly, and is godless) ; but even in his isolation he must demonstrate that which he wishes to controvert the impossibility of playing the "individual" over against God. He may let go of God, but God does not let go of him.

Karl Barth

It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes.

Honore de Balzac

Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties

Alexander MacLaren

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.

Marilyn Manson

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

Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.

Josiah Royce

Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Tony DeLiso

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes

Chinese Proverb

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

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

Diane Arbus

I will go about, from kingdom to kingdom, training many disciples. They heedful, resolute doing my teachings despite your wishes, will go where, having gone, there's no grief.

Gautama Buddha

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

Rabindranath Tagore

If wishes were horses, there would be an easy explanation for all this horseshit

Dave Barry
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