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Definition of Wishful


  1. Having desire, or ardent desire; longing.
  2. Showing desire; as, wishful eyes.
  3. Desirable; exciting wishes.

Wishful Quotations

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis

If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.
Richard Dawkins

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
Mary Martin

Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.
Thomas Sowell

Where there is life there is wishful thinking.
Gerald F. Lieberman
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Wishful Translations

wishful in Spanish is deseoso
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