Quotes with wish
Anything can be real. Every imaginable thing is happening somewhere along the dimensional axis. These things happen a billion times over with exactly the same outcome and no one learns anything. Whatever a person can think, imagine, wish for, or believe has already come to pass. Dreams come true all the time, just not for the dreamers.
And Another Thing... (2009)
I wish I were too. I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all--it is very tiresome.
Northanger Abbey, ch. 14
History real solemn history I cannot be interested in. Can you Yes I am fond of history. I wish I were too. I read it a little as a duty but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings with wars or pestilences in every page the men all so good for nothing and hardly any women at all--it is very tiresome.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough.You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
I know the whole world is watching, and I wish the whole world could see what I see. Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.
His message just before jumping (October 14, 2012)
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.
Inaugural Address (1924).
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do on its enforcement. It is a maxim of our institutions, that the government does not make the people, but the people make the government.
Frank and explicit: That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your mind and confuse the minds of others.
Against the dark background of the atomic bomb, the United States does not wish merely to present strength, but also the desire and the hope for peace.
United Nations address on peaceful uses of atomic energy "Atoms for Peace" (December 8, 1953)
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
That this gentleman [President John Adams] ought not to be the object of the federal wish, is, with me, reduced to demonstration. His administration has already very materially disgraced and sunk the government. There are defects in his character which must inevitably continue to do this more and more. And if he is supported by the federal party, his party must in the issue fall with him.
I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I'd just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway.
I wish outer space guys would conquer the Earth and make people their pets, because I'd like to have one of those little beds with my name on it.
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else, - very rarely to those who say to themselves, "Go to, now, let us be a celebrated individual!"
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858)
If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
Over the Teacups (1891)
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If that was the case, Microsoft would have great products.
At the annual Apple stockholder's meeting on May 10, 2007.
Cosmogony and cosmology have always aroused great interest among peoples and religions. The Bible itself speaks to us of the origin of the universe and its make-up, not in order to provide us with a scientific treatise, but in order to state the correct relationships of man with God and with the universe. Sacred Scripture wishes simply to declare that the world was created by God, and in order to teach this truth it expresses itself in the terms of the cosmology in use at the time of the writer. The Sacred Book likewise wishes to tell men that the world was not created as the seat of the gods, as was taught by other cosmogonies and cosmologies, but was rather created for the service of man and the glory of God. Any other teaching about the origin and make-up of the universe is alien to the intentions of the Bible, which does not wish to teach how heaven was made but how one goes to heaven.
October 3, 1981 to the Pontifical Academy of Science
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Dreams are symbolic in order that they cannot be understood; in order that the wish, which is the source of the dream, may remain unknown.
Psychology of the Unconscious
The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
Don't wish me happiness -- I don't expect to be happy; it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor -- I will need them all.
Bring Me a Unicorn (1971)
Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you.
The Fog of War
I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
The Gay Science
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
Most frequently we make confidants from vanity, a love of talking, a wish to win the confidence of others, and to make an exchange of secrets.
We should wish for few things with eagerness, if we perfectly knew the nature of that which was the object of our desire.
Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.
It is not by prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws.
The Impact of Science on Society (1952)
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Sceptical Essays (1928)
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)