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Wish Quotes

Most people make wishes but only a few of them make it work in real life. When life asks many difficult questions to us at different point of time, we wish if we have some answers for them. Wish is a seed that can be transformed into a successful action that would obviously benefits the person who wished. Making that wish an action needs tremendous dedication and hard work in this highly competitive world. We call the ones who materialized their wishes as strong and successful individuals. Be it a sportsman, business giant, a politician – they all achieve their targets by planting the seed of wish in action. Read this gem of a collection wish quotes and share it with your friends and family.

Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Gwen Stefani

I wish I could write more make-believe. It's a lot easier to write about hard times and when things are going wrong. But I've never been a private person.

Saint Augustine

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.

Thomas Moore

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

David Attenborough

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.

Holland Taylor

I've had a long life and a lot of relationships and not one of them do I wish - well, I take that back - there are a couple I could have done without.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Laurence Sterne

I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.

Adolf Hitler

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

Thomas Mann

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

Michel de Montaigne

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Thomas Jefferson

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Michael Jackson

I just wish I could understand my father.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Andrew Jackson

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

Ayn Rand

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Edgar Allan Poe

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Charles Kingsley

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

Alice Walker

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.

Helen Rowland

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

George Carlin

I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work.

Ralph Macchio

Sometimes I wish I was more shrewd.

Mignon McLaughlin

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

George Carlin

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.

Abbie Hoffman

I'm a nomad. A Jewish road warrior. I do not have a concept of home. I wish I did. But I live with the idea that we have to get out of town before dawn.

W. H. Auden

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.

Robert Burns

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

Cameron Diaz

I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.

Ozzy Osbourne

I wish I didn't have to perform 'Iron Man' every night.

William Wordsworth

What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.

Jean Baudrillard

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

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Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.

Thomas Jefferson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Annie Leibovitz

I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.

Lawrence Peter Berra

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

Charles Kingsley

There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.

Hillary Clinton

I wish I were taller and thinner but the hair you can do something about.

Dr. Seuss

Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.

William Butler Yeats

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.

I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Joseph Addison

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


Be as you wish to seem.

George Washington

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

Marcel Proust

People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.


If you wish to be a writer, write.

Michael Jordan

I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.

Leo Buscaglia

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

Tony Blair

Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline.

Zora Neale Hurston

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.

Mignon McLaughlin

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.

Andy Warhol

I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.

Mel Brooks

I wish I was better looking.


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


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

Oscar Wilde

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

Blaise Pascal

We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.

George Washington

Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.


Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.

Joaquin Phoenix

I wish I had fair justification for not being as informed as I should be, but I don't.

Desmond Tutu

I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't.

Marilyn Monroe

I wish I knew why I am so anguished.

Gavin McInnes

I wish the Israelis would embrace Christianity and Trump more. Love your wall. Love Trump's wall. It's very clear where I stand.

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.

Caitlyn Jenner

I wish I were kind of normal. It would be so much more simple.

Gertrude Stein

Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.

Tom Stoppard

I wish I could remember how to write a play. I can't remember how they happened.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.

Tom Stoppard

What is the society we wish to protect? Is it the society of complete surveillance for the commonwealth? Is this the wealth we seek to have in common - optimal security at the cost of maximal surveillance?

I wish I could do a lot of things different. I'm not going to tell you what they are, but if I had a list of all my films right now, I'd go, 'Okay, I'll cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out.' Really. But I've made over 40 films. How can I not have some losers in there?

John Ruskin

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.

Kim Kardashian

I am fascinated by crime scene investigating. I swear, I wish I was a crime scene investigator sometimes!


The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

Miguel de Cervantes

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.

Halle Berry

I wish all men were like dogs.


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.

Larry King

I don't wish anybody ill, I really don't. I've got a lot of faults, but I was never jealous or envious or... it's a waste of time.

Shia LaBeouf

I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form.

Lady Gaga

I'm really happy and had such an amazing time performing at Super Bowl - wish I could relive it all over again.

Groucho Marx

I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.

Nora Fatehi

I wish I could read people's minds.

Aldous Huxley

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

Virat Kohli

During my school days, I was doing a play, and my costume fell on the stage. I really wish it didn't happen.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Taylor Swift

I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.


Poets wish to profit or to please.

Lewis Hamilton

I'm definitely conscious of time. I already waste so much of it, just on a flight. I look back to when I was 13, and I wish I had stuck with my piano studies.

Sylvester Stallone

I wish I had thought of Velcro muscles myself. I didn't have to go to the gym for all those years, all the hours wedded to the iron game, as we call it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.

Bertrand Russell

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

Jimmy Carter

I wish I had known when I was in the White House what I know now about the Third World.

John Ruskin

Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor.

Benjamin Disraeli

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