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Wish And Wishing Quotes

We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

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.

Author: Greg Anderson

Profession: American Author of "The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness"

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

Author: Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Profession: American Minister, Poet

A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: St. Catherine of Genoa

Profession:

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

Author: Claudius (10 BC-AD 54)

Profession: Roman Emperor

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

Author: Robert Dato

Profession:

A wish is a desire without an attempt.

Author: Farmer Digest

Profession:

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

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Jose Ferrer (1912-1992)

Profession: Puerto Rican Actor, Director, Producer

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.

Author: Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948)

Profession: American Writer

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Industry need not wish.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat