Wishes For A Journey Quotes

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich

Robert Frost

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

There is a strange kind of tragic enigma associated with the problem of racism. No one, or almost no one, wishes to see themselves as racist; still racism persists, real and tenacious.

Albert Memmi

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

George Sheehan

If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Chinese Proverbs

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.

Mary Martin

It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.

Donald Miller

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

Will Durant

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain

Mark Twain

Humility is the altar upon which God wishes that we should offer Him His sacrifices.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts

John Calvin

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest! . . . . By fairy hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung.

William Collins

I have always imposed my wishes on the cameraman. Moreover, I have always picked them at the outset of their careers and, to a certain extent, have formed them myself.

Michelangelo Antonioni

I have not become one who bears malice to any Muslims, nor one who wishes evil or misfortune for him. Indeed what you dislike about unity is better for you than what you like about division. I see what is better for you, better than you see for yourselves. Therefore do not oppose my commands and do not reject my judgement. May God forgive both me and you, and may He guide me and you to that in which there is love and satisfaction.

Hasan ibn Al

In societies with fewer opportunities for amusement, it was also easier to tell a mere wish from a real desire. If, in order to hear some music, a man has to wait for six months and then walk twenty miles, it is easy to tell whether the words, "I should like to hear some music," mean what they appear to mean, or merely, "At this moment I should like to forget myself." When all he has to do is press a switch, it is more difficult. He may easily come to believe that wishes can come true.

Wystan Hugh Auden

All wishes, whatever their apparent content, have the same and unvarying meaning: "I refuse to be what I am."

Wystan Hugh Auden

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected those, precisely, who need the laws protection most! and listens to their testimony.

James Baldwin

The creation according to Islam is not a unique act in a given time but a perpetual and constant event; and God supports and sustains all existence at every moment by His will and His thought. Outside His will, outside His thought, all is nothing, even the things which seem to us absolutely self-evident such as space and time. Allah alone wishes: the Universe exists; and all manifestations are as a witness of the Divine will.

Aga Khan III

The world men incline to see is full of benevolent and malevolent deities who take their cases seriously. Poetry to succeed must speak to these passions, which are more powerful than reason in almost all men. Because poetry needs an audience it is, in Socrates view, too friendly to the enemies of reason. The philosopher has less need to enter into the wishes of the many or, as the wise of our time would put it, into the drama of history, or to be engag. This is why Socrates heightens the enmity between philosophy and poetry.

Allan David Bloom

To truly love is to have the courage to walk away and let the other person who wishes to be free go no matter how much it hurts.

Taylor Swift

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