If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard; if a writer, to be read. He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
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.
If it came to a magic genie, I would ask him for two extra wishes. One would be that no one would have to live with the muscular dystrophy disease or any disease. And the second one would be world peace, that we just stop fighting, talk about things, and we could live in harmony once again, like God intended us to do.
It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.