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Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Mind
John Adams

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We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
Wish and Wishing
Aesop

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Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Fate
Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.
Music
Lauren Bacall

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That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
Weddings
Sir James M. Barrie

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I wish I could be half as sure of anything as some people are of everything.
Doubt
Gerald Barzan

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Study to be what you wish to seem.
self-esteem
John Bate

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Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
Statistics
Jean Baudrillard

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Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's really where you wish they were.
Tact and Tactfulness
George E. Bergman

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The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.
Prayer
Georges Bernanos

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Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Bores and Boredom
Ambrose Bierce

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Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
Nuns
Ambrose Bierce

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Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.
Christians and Christianity
Napoleon Bonaparte

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If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Promises
Napoleon Bonaparte

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One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Strategies
Napoleon Bonaparte

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When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Love
Elizabeth Bowen

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In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.
Integrity
Gamaliel Bradford

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I wish my deadly foe, no worse than want of friends, and empty purse.
Curses
Nicholas Breton

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A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
Wish and Wishing
Phillips Brooks

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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
Wish and Wishing
Jean De La Bruyere

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Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Men
Julius Caesar

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Men willingly believe what they wish.
Belief
Julius Caesar

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What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
Belief
Julius Caesar

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The failure wishes he could do things he could never do. He thinks little of what he can do.
Possibilities
Mark Caine

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun