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

We are very far from always knowing our own wishes. (Quote by - Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

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

He calls his wish, it comes; he sends it back, And says he called another; that arrives, Meets the same welcome; yet he still calls on; Till one calls him, who varies not his call, But holds him fast, in chains of darkness bound, Till Nature dies, and judgment sets him free; A freedom far less welcome than this chain. (Quote by - Edward Young)

Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious and free, First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea. (Quote by - Thomas Moore)

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. (Quote by - Dan Rather)

Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife - Agnes - and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore. (Quote by - Wild Bill Hickok)

Little I ask; my wants are few; I only wish a hut of stone (A very plain brown stone will do), That I may call my own; And close at hand is such a one In yonder street that fronts the sun. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession. (Quote by - Martin Luther)

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse. (Quote by - James M. Barrie)

Wishing, of all employments is the worst. (Quote by - Edward Young)

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham. (Quote by - King Hussein I)

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. (Quote by - Sun Tzu)

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other. (Quote by - Hans Urs von Balthasar)

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Were one merely to seek information, one should inquire of the man who hates, but if one wishes to know what truly is, one better ask the one who loves. (Quote by - Hermann Broch)

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. (Quote by - John Adams)

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. (Quote by - Saint Augustine)

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action. (Quote by - David Seabury)

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech. (Quote by - Camille Paglia)

If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing. (Quote by - Henri Poincare)

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. (Quote by - George Orwell)

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