Quotes by wishing

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  • Auberon Waugh
    Auberon Waugh
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    Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    English poet 1806-1861
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
  • Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Teacher of meditation and of the traditions of Sufism 1916-2004
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
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    In dream consciousness… we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.
  • Florence Nightingale
    Florence Nightingale
    English social reformer, founder of modern nursing and statistician 1820-1910
    Florence Nightingale
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    Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement - they have only tried to be ''men'' and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
  • Alexander Woollcott
    Alexander Woollcott
    American critic and commentator 1887-1943
    Alexander Woollcott
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    Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
    Charles Lamb
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    My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
    C. Wright Mills
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    Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests.
  • Arnold Rothstein
    Arnold Rothstein
    American racketeer, businessman and gambler 1882-1928
    Arnold Rothstein
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    Somehow, I had the feeling that I was responsible for Harry being dead. I remembered all the times that I wished he were dead, all the times I had dreamed of killing him. I got to thinking that maybe my wishing had finally killed him.
  • Greg Anderson
    Greg Anderson
    American author 1964-
    Greg Anderson
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    Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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    The wishing gate opens into nothing.
  • Edgar Quinet
    Edgar Quinet
    French Poet, Historian, Politician 1803-1875
    Edgar Quinet
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    Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    British writer, playwright 1867-1933
    John Galsworthy
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    When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
  • Andrew Young
    Andrew Young
    Amercan activisit and minister 1932-
    Andrew Young
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    Wishing of all strategies, is the worst.
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