Wishes Quotes

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


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

Will Durant

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

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

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

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


Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.

Josiah Royce

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

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

C. S. Lewis

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

Dan Rather

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

Rabindranath Tagore

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

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe
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