Wishes Quotes

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

Sun Tzu

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.

Italian proverb

In all the professions every one affects a particular look and exterior, in order to appear what he wishes to be thought; so that it may be said the world is made up of appearances

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

But now, severed from the companion of my infancy, the partaker of all my thoughts, my cares, and my wishes, I was like one set afloat upon a stormy sea, hanging his safety upon a plank; night was closing upon him, and an unexpected surge had torn him from his hold and overwhelmed him forever.

Charles Brockden Brown

For a while now I have concerned myself with engaging peoples beliefs. A large part of me wishes to have people retain a scepticism about what I do and apply that to other areas in life where our beliefs are manipulated in ugly ways.

Derren Victor Brown

When we are customarily annoyed by what we see as the failings of others, we are judging them by a ludicrous standard: we are assuming that they fully understand our desires, quite possibly better than we do, and that they have nothing to do but arrange things to fall seamlessly into place around our probably ill-communicated wishes.

Derren Victor Brown

This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.

Bertrand Russell

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter.

Guy Lombardo

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves.

William Hazlitt

He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves

William Hazlitt

When we are certain that the way to accomplish our own wishes is to help others, we have no regrets.

Sakyong Mipham

And protect your heart from being inclined toward what you have renounced of people and desires and wishes and option and effort and from losing patience and harmony and pleasure with God at the time of the befalling of calamity.

Abdul Qadir Gilani

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Oscar Wilde

For the trouble with lying and decieving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.

Hannah Arendt

Conservative: a statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as istinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

Ambrose Bierce

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

A great part of the pleasure of travel lies in the fulfillment of early wishes to escape the family and especially the father

Sigmund Freud

One must be aware that one is continually being tested in what one wishes most in order to make clear whether one's heart is on earth or in heaven.

Pir Vilayat Khan

No matter where you go, however far away, a part of me will be with you and a part of you, with me, will stay But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.

Napoleon Bonaparte

He who praises me on all occasions is a fool who despises me or a knave who wishes to cheat me

Chinese Proverb

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

Aristotle

No woman wants an abortion. Either she wants a child or she wishes to avoid pregnancy.

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