Quotations The Best Quotes About Wish And Wishing  

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A list of the best wish and wishing quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous wish and wishing quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic wish and wishing quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational wish and wishing quotes from that same writer.

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

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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought. Jean de La Bruyère

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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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Wishing of all strategies, is the worst. Andrew Young

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

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Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.

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If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.

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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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Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.

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The wishing gate opens into nothing. Charles Spurgeon

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

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Industry need not wish. Benjamin Franklin

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

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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