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Wise Quotes about Wishing

May you find great value in these Wishing quotes and sayings.

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

 

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

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.
- Epictetus

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves.
- Trieu Thi Trinh

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Carl Jung

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

I wish you a rainbows and butterflies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

I wish you a magical white rabbit kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

If you wish to be a writer, write.
- Epictetus

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear...
or would wish unknown to the whole world.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish
there was less immaturity in political thinking.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy,
and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe
for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel.
Along with all men of good will,
I salute the young state and wish it well.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
- Thomas Jefferson

Men admire the man who can organize
their wishes and thoughts
in stone and wood and steel and brass.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -
a mere heart of stone.
- Charles Darwin

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe
to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow


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