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Wishes Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Wishes are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

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

 

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
- Thomas Jefferson

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


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

The way for a young man to rise is
to improve himself in every way he can,
never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love wishes to perpetuate itself.
Love wishes for immortality.
- Mortimer Adler

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
- Willa Cather

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe
to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy

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

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.
Sensible people will wait till he has done this before
paying much attention to him.
- Samuel Butler

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down,
so to speak, a real person by an ideal,
since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
- Alfred Adler

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.
- Ludwig von Mises

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

Men admire the man who can organize
their wishes and thoughts
in stone and wood and steel and brass.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If someone said to me that you can have three wishes,
my first would have been to get into racing,
my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
- Gilles Villeneuve

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

A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

I try and write the way things happen.
I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.
- Harvey Pekar

The most important and urgent problems of the technology
of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary
needs or of archetypal wishes,
but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
- Dennis Gabor

He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes
to betray you without witnesses.
- Don J. Manuel

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

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry,
and that's a mistake.
One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
- Lucille Clifton

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

We wish that all countries around the world honor our wishes and our Jihad,
and we avoid interfering in their business.
- Ahmed Yassin

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

Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be
taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about
the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes.
- Jack Schwartz

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving,
and we all have the power to make wishes come true,
as long as we keep believing.
- Louisa May Alcott

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
- Leonardo da Vinci

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
- Mary Martin

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

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses,
and my expense is equal to my wishes.
- Edward Gibbon

We imagined that the mildness of our government and
the wishes of the people were so correspondent that
we were not as other nations,
requiring brutal force to support the laws.
- Henry Knox

That children shall be compelled to receive religious
instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents,
is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
- Charles Tupper

He put in your heart certain wishes and plans;
in my heart,
he put other different desires.
- Sitting Bull

I write journals and would recommend journal writing
to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career.
You learn a lot.
You also remember a lot...
and memory is important.
- Judy Collins

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes,
I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped
by the lashes Of your rhetoric,
windy of course.
- Stephen Spender

The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being
able to be himself and others,
as he wishes.
- Charles Baudelaire

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
- Voltaire

Were one merely to seek information,
one should inquire of the man who hates,
but if one wishes to know what truly is,
one better ask the one who loves.
- Hermann Broch

The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights
the importance of making our health-care wishes known.
- Bill Nelson

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

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale;
and he wishes that it were.
- Andre Malraux

Plenty of people wish to become devout,
but no one wishes to be humble.
- Joseph Addison

She didn't leave any written instructions.
She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people.
- Michael Schiavo

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes,
our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams

Why can't the state accede to the public's wishes?
- Antonin Scalia

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

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

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets.
If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
- Douglas Horton

Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all
he wishes to in this world,
and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
- Christopher Columbus

Men try to run life according to their wishes;
life runs itself according to necessity.
- Jean Toomer

No matter how happily a woman may be married,
it always pleases her to discover that there is a really
nice man who wishes she were not.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

My first husband, yes, I eloped with him from Hungary
against my mother's wishes.
- Eva Gabor

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
- Ovid

The problem with most people is that they think with
their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.
- Walter Duranty

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes
more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for
the abolition of slavery.
- George Washington

If a man wishes to truly not be written about,
he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls,
inviting them into his life.
- Joyce Maynard

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

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


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