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My job involves searching for 'lost' quotations - that is, trying to find out who came up with a quotable saying that lingers in someone's mind and which they wish to use for their own purpose and which they cannot find in conventional dictionaries of quotation.
Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read.
I just don't sleep enough. But I have never met someone very successful who, at the end of their life, says 'I wish I slept more.'
But we wish to give the Jews a Homeland. Not by dragging them ruthlessly out of their sustaining soil, but rather by removing them carefully, roots and all, to a better terrain.
I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad.
I hope, by God's grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside of the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
I've gone to prom multiple times, had fights with the principal, a relationship with my teacher. When people ask if I wish I had gone to high school, I tell them that I've acted all of that stuff out, and it just doesn't seem like fun.
I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.
This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Hubert H. Humphrey
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.'
J. R. R. Tolkien
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be. If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?
Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
My wish for the new millennium is for all children... to grow up wiser, and stronger and more prosperous for the future than ever before.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
Leonardo da Vinci
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