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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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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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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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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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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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Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
Will and Will Power
Chinese Proverb

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Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
Argument
Charles Caleb Colton

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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
Rewards
Confucius

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DATO'S LAW. Wishes expand in direct proportion to the resources available for their gratification.
Wish and Wishing
Robert Dato

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A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Gullibility
Demosthenes

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Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
Belief
Demosthenes

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A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate.
Wish and Wishing
Jose Ferrer

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If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Wish and Wishing
Benjamin Franklin

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I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
Economy and Economics
Edward Gibbon

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If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.
Writers and Writing
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
Wisdom
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Secrets
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
Appearance
Oliver Goldsmith

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Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.
Purpose
Kenneth Hildebrand

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If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
Wish and Wishing
Doug Horton

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Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Purpose
Washington Irving

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He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.
Flattery
Italian Proverb

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Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.
Control
Jeremy P. Johnson

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