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Not that I wish by any means to deny, that the mental life of individuals and peoples is also in conformity with law, as is the object of philosophical, philological, historical, moral, and social sciences to establish.
Hermann von Helmholtz
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
I wish that my life could be like the movies, like 'Bonnie and Clyde' or 'The Hunger' or 'Harold and Maude.' And... it can be! It maybe just takes somebody else who is as fearless as you. It takes a person who will not hesitate.
In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
S. I. Hayakawa
I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.
I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes alone.
If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
One of my first records that I heard was 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd.
The Jew does not wish to be isolated. He fears being alone, without allies.
I wish I could remember where I put things. I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses.
When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world.
But I wish they would make a musical of some kind. I miss musicals so much. You don't see them anymore.
Dick Van Dyke
I grew up watching 'Braveheart' and 'Gladiator.' Those are my 'Star Wars.' They have values and traits about them that I wish I had.
Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.
Charles Sanders Peirce
I have questioned myself about the brutality in the last few novels. Actually in 'The Leopard,' in hindsight, I feel I went a little bit too far with screaming blood. There are a couple of scenes that I regret and wish I had the chance to rewrite. 'Phantom' has less blood.
I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.
The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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