Wishes Quotes

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

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

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

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

Dan Rather

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

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.

Josiah Royce

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

Aristotle

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

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

Marilyn Manson

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained

C.S. Lewis

I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question

Yogi Berra

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.

Edwin Way Teale

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

Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties

Alexander MacLaren

I do not wish to give up the power of personal arms and be defenseless against those who will ever and always keep and bear arms those in crime and those in government.

Robert W. Burke

The public wishes itself to be managed like a woman; one must say nothing to it except what it likes to hear

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wishers were ever fools

William Shakespeare

Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

Edward Young

But when they seldom come, they wished for come.

William Shakespeare

Dare I say that when he is at home I wish he was overseas, and still more profoundly when he is overseas I wish he was at home?

Geoffrey Fisher

Wishes expand in direct proportion to the resources available for their gratification.

Robert Dato

I wish there were some cure, like the lover's leap, for all heads of which some single idea has obtained an unreasonable and irregular possession

Samuel Johnson

Every wish Is like a prayer--with God.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Updated On : December 03, 2012
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