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The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My dad was a very quiet person, and unbelievably tough. But my grandmother gave me my first look at negative thinking to bring about positive results. When I was just a little guy, anytime I came to my grandmother and said I wish for this or that, Grandma would say, 'If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.'
Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it - but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Miguel de Cervantes
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Similarly, anyone who wishes to understand the mind of the sacred writers must first cleanse his own life, and approach the saints by copying their deeds.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.
Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes.
Discontent with this world gives such a painful longing to quit it that, if the heart finds comfort, it is solely from the thought that God wishes it to remain here in banishment.
Saint Teresa of Avila
A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
It is a great delusion in those whose understanding has been darkened by self-love, to think that there is any obedience in the subject who tries to draw the superior to what he wishes.
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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