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A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.
I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
I like to get one pair of shoes and wear them till they're dirty. Besides, I don't walk - I glide, like butter. Float like a vampire. I'm like Louis Vuitton, but smoother. He wishes he were like me.
Samuel Johnson called it the vanity of human wishes, and Buddhists talk about the endless cycle of desire. Social psychologists say we get trapped on a hedonic treadmill. What they all mean is that we wish, plan and work for things that we think will make us happy, but when we finally get them, we aren't nearly as happy as we thought we'd be.
I would never come out and say I was gay, because I'm not gay. And there's part of me that kind of wishes I was gay, and I think that that comes from anybody who is constantly wishing they were in the minority, you know, and constantly wants to be kind of fighting everybody off, you know?
And I don't believe that children are innocent. In fact, no one seriously believes that. Just go to a playground and watch the kids playing in the sandbox! The romantic notion of the sweet child is simply the parents projecting their own wishes.
If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
We wish that all countries around the world honor our wishes and our Jihad, and we avoid interfering in their business.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
George Bernard Shaw
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
H. L. Mencken
He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
Leonardo da Vinci
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.
All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
When we grow older and begin to realize that our omnipotence is really not so omnipotent, that our strongest wishes are not powerful enough to make the impossible possible, the fear that we have contributed to the death of a loved one diminishes - and with it, the guilt.
That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
James M. Barrie
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
Jean de la Bruyere
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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