Wishes Quotes

Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.

George A. Sheehan

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

Richard Whately

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

Ovid

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

Jonathan Swift

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

Nikita Khrushchev

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

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

Lily Tomlin

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

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

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

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

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

Ida Lupino

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

Sophocles

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

C. S. Lewis

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

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

Dan Rather

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.

Charles Darwin
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