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Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.

Tags: Become, Humble  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

I wish I could sing or play an instrument.

Tags: Instrument, Sing  ✍ Author: Sigrid Agren

I want a car that will last 10 years or longer because I totally hate the process of researching, shopping for a new car, and then haggling for the price. I wish I could just snap my fingers and my car is there.

Tags: Car, Hate  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't.

Tags: Time, Wait  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We believe that visa quotas should be lifted and people should visit anywhere they wish freely.

Tags: Anywhere, Visit  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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

Tags: Age, Working  ✍ Author: John Adams

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.

Tags: Else, Love  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.

Tags: Give, Rich  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Tags: Humility, Plan  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

Tags: Great, Humility  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.

Tags: Change, Last  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Where a man can live, he can also live well.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.

Tags: Authority, Desire  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Tags: Energy, Plan  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish I knew why I am so anguished.

Tags: Knew, Why  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

Tags: Answer, Gods  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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

Tags: Good, Power  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Be as you wish to seem.

Tags: Seem  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Alive, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Fear, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Enough, War  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.

Tags: Shut, Sing  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.

Tags: Friend, Happiness  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong.

Tags: Conscience, Wrong  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot
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I wish I were with some of the wild people that run in the woods, and know nothing about accomplishments!

Tags: Run, Wild  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

I wish I could compete again, but my good feeling is, these competitions are better as exhibitions.

Tags: Feeling, Good  ✍ Author: Oksana Baiul

I wish I could say it's easy, but honestly, to get ready for a big championship is not as easy as it seems.

Tags: Big, Easy  ✍ Author: Oksana Baiul

I wake up every morning and I wish I were dead, and so does Jim.

Tags: Dead, Morning  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

I wish I could play the lead role in one movie, one great movie.

Tags: Great, Movie  ✍ Author: Alec Baldwin

I didn't study Greek mythology in school and I wish I had.

Tags: School, Study  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition. If I could wish to have anything in the world it would be to be free of ambition.

Tags: Ambition, Free  ✍ Author: Tallulah Bankhead

I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.

Tags: Question, Tired  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.

Tags: Him, Listen  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

Tags: Place, Women  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Tags: Promise, Success  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

Tags: Free, Freedom  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep other people's books out of mine.

Tags: Books, Keep  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Sometimes I wish I didn't have somebody in my family who's in the business.

Tags: Business, Family  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I wish I had taken Spanish instead of French in high school. I could eavesdrop on a lot more conversations on the subway if I knew Spanish.

Tags: High, School  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

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

Tags: Others, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

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

Tags: Men, True  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Tags: Men, Willingly  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.

Tags: Men, Willing  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

I write of the wish that comes true - for some reason, a terrifying concept.

Tags: Reason, True  ✍ Author: James M. Cain

I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.

Tags: Feelings, Life  ✍ Author: Harry Callahan

I'd be interested to read Gull's paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn't otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan.

Tags: Him, Mean  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.

Tags: Sure, Write  ✍ Author: Thomas Campbell

To be honest, I found the 3D in 'Avatar' to be inconsistent and while ground breaking in many respects, sometimes I thought it overwhelmed the storytelling. Technology aside, I wish 'Avatar' had been more original in its storytelling.

Tags: Technology, Thought  ✍ Author: Mark Canton

I don't do one show and wish I was doing something else.

Tags: Else, Show  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.

Tags: Him, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.

Tags: Actually, Three  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Tags: May, Respect  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.

Tags: Men, While  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Tags: Law, Put  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.

Tags: Again, Return  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

I do not wish a foreign army to spill the blood of my people.

Tags: Army, Blood  ✍ Author: Bao Dai

You know, I'm cursed with morals. I was raised a certain way. I wish I wasn't. I wish I was raised by wolves.

Tags: Morals, Wolves  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

I wish the world was run by women. Women who have given birth and know the value of their creation.

Tags: Value, Women  ✍ Author: Simin Daneshvar

My uncle's dying wish - he wanted me on his lap. He was in the electric chair.

Tags: Dying, Wanted  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I wish the Libertarian Party would get more play in the media but they don't.

Tags: Media, Party  ✍ Author: Glenn Danzig

I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do.

Tags: Books, Kid  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

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.

Tags: Special, Whole  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

It is my last wish to be burried sitting up.

Tags: Last, Sitting  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.

Tags: Mind, Others  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

For the most part, I meet people who are like 'I really like your work. I'm watching your career. I want to see you do well. Keep doing what you do.' I get that so much, and it's so reassuring. I often wish that so many people, who just work normal jobs, could get a pat on the back as much as I do, because it's very complimentary.

Tags: Career, Work  ✍ Author: Michael Ealy

I've had the joy of spending thousands of hours under the sea. I wish I could take people along to see what I see, and to know what I know.

Tags: Joy, Sea  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

I wish I had a funny story.

Tags: Funny, Story  ✍ Author: Leslie Easterbrook

I heard I won 'best butt crack' on television recently. It's true. I did it, you guys. I made it. I wish I got an award, the actual award. What would it look like? Of course, it's a closed set.

Tags: Best, True  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

I hate watching me. I hate watching me. It just makes me feel awful. I think, 'I look stupid from that angle. I wish I didn't let them put that shirt on me.'

Tags: Hate, Stupid  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

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

Tags: Follow, Push  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Tags: Goal, Plan  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

My mom was a seamstress, and I wish I'd learned to sew because I'm obsessed with 'Project Runway!'

Tags: Learned, Mom  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

It's just hard. I wish the studios felt there was more value in these themes and these pieces of material - that they're worth protecting more. Because then it just wouldn't happen. If the studios cared, the stuff would be stopped in a second.

Tags: Happen, Hard  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

Most often the music does end up in the movie, and sometimes there's a point where I wish that it wasn't, just because I think the score would be more effective if there was less of it. But, again, that's not my call.

Tags: End, Music  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.

Tags: Death, Hate  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Old  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.

Tags: Blameless, Quarrel  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish to be a writer, write.

Tags: Communication, Write  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

Tags: Freedom  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

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.

Tags: Bring, Wishes  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

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

Tags: Else, Freedom  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

We on the left who are pro-European and Internationalist wish to unite the peoples under a social model.

Tags: Left, Social  ✍ Author: Laurent Fabius

This revision of the Constitution will not be perfect. But at least the Constitution will not be inflexible. It will be a step towards the Social Europe which we wish.

Tags: Perfect, Social  ✍ Author: Laurent Fabius

Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.

Tags: Fame, Money  ✍ Author: John Fahey

I wish I was more stupid because I'm either completely ecstatic and joyous and absolutely high as a kite or I'm a bit morbid. There's never anything in between.

Tags: Between, Stupid  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.

Tags: Bitterness, Understand  ✍ Author: Andrew Fastow

I don't know any jokes, which is embarrassing. I wish I did.

Tags: Jokes  ✍ Author: Marty Feldman

You know, I love wearing heels. I wish I could wear them all the time, but, you know, my sport doesn't really permit it.

Tags: Love, Time  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

I don't really read books. Wish I did.

Tags: Books, Read  ✍ Author: Rebecca Ferguson

I wish we'd never got divorced. He and I both wish we'd never got divorced, but we did. I wish I could go back and be the bride again, but I can't.

Tags: Again, Both  ✍ Author: Sarah Ferguson

I will share all of this with you whenever you wish.

Tags: Share, Whenever  ✍ Author: Pierre de Fermat

The name America has definitely grown on me. I wish there was a big patriotic story behind it, but the truth is that my grandfather was a librarian who knew all sorts of random facts.

Tags: America, Truth  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

In New York, you couldn't wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don't have a clue.

Tags: Audience, York  ✍ Author: Bryan Ferry

Sometimes I wish I never found the Internet. Sometimes I regret getting a laptop and Wi-Fi for logging into the Internet because it is such a distraction. If you have any addictive personality, the Internet will magnify it.

Tags: Regret, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Industry need not wish.

Tags: Industry  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

You don't sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn't work like that.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

I'm not in the luxury-goods business. I sell unique objects. I wish I was in luxury goods because then I could just call the factory and say, 'I need 10,000 more of whatever.' But I can't - because then it's not art, it's something else.

Tags: Art, Business  ✍ Author: Larry Gagosian

I wish I could sit back and say, 'Oh, I'm gonna wait for a Merchant-Ivory film to come my way. Or Ivory-Merchant. Whatever it's called. But you just take what's given and then, hopefully, down the road you can be more choosy and only do, say, Wayans brothers movies. That's my goal: to be more Merchant-Ivory-Wayans.

Tags: Goal, Movies  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Tags: Change  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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