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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Wish and Wishing (25 Quotations)

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We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
~ Aesop

 

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Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.
~ Greg Anderson

 

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A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
~ Phillips Brooks

 

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We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness.
~ St. Catherine of Genoa

 

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To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.
~ Claudius

 

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DATO'S LAW. Wishes expand in direct proportion to the resources available for their gratification.
~ Robert Dato

 

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A wish is a desire without an attempt.
~ Farmer Digest

 

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When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
~ George Eliot

 

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Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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There is no beautifier of complexion or form of behavior like the wish to scatter joy, and not pain, around us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate.
~ Jose Ferrer

 

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Oh, the secret life of man and woman --dreaming how much better we would be than we are if we were somebody else or even ourselves, and feeling that our estate has been unexploited to its fullest.
~ Zelda Fitzgerald

 

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If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Industry need not wish.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
~ Doug Horton

 

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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
~ Jean De La Bruyere

 

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Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
~ Cardinal J. Newman

 

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Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
~ Proverb

 

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My only wish is that my wishes be at rest.
~ Ruckett

 

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