wishes

A Quote by Robert E. Lee on men, slavery, war, and wishes

There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war.

Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870)

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A Quote by Robert Brincka on choice, emotion, experience, indifference, life, people, suffering, wishes, and world

I would wish that people come to realize that we create our own realities, and all our emotions and thoughts are simply choices. If we were more accountable as human beings we would experience far, far less suffering and indifference in the world. It is considerably easier to place blame outside of ourselves than to live life from an accountable position.

Robert Brincka

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A Quote by Richard Whately on truth and wishes

It is one thing to wish to have truth on our side, and another to wish sincerely to be on the side of truth.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard Llewellyn on wishes

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O. blackberry tart, with berries as big as your thumb, purple and black, and thick with juice, and a crust to endear them that will go to cream in your mouth, and both passing down with such a taste that will make you close you eyes and wish you might liver forever in the wideness of that rich moment.

Richard Llewellyn (1907 - 1863)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on acceptance, bitterness, death, decisions, facts, grief, judgment, learning, life, love, men, readiness, trust, wisdom, and wishes

Perhaps most of us feel that we could accept death for ourselves and for those we love if it did not often seem to come with such untimeliness. But we rebel when it so little considers our wishes or our readiness. But we may well ask ourselves when would we be willing to part with or to part from those we love? And who is there among us whose judgment we would trust to measure out our lives? Such decisions would be terrible for mere men to make. But fortunately we are spared making them; fortunately they are made by wisdom higher than ours. And when death makes its visitations among us, inconsolable grief and rebellious bitterness should have no place. There must be no quarrel with irrevocable facts. Even when death comes by events which seem unnecessary and avoidable. We must learn to accept what we cannot help.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on acceptance, bitterness, death, decisions, facts, grief, judgment, learning, life, love, men, readiness, trust, wisdom, and wishes

Perhaps most of us feel that we could accept death for ourselves and for those we love if it did not often seem to come with such untimeliness. But we rebel when it so little considers our wishes or our readiness. But we may well ask ourselves when would we be willing to part with or to part from those we love? And who is there among us whose judgment we would trust to measure out our lives? Such decisions would be terrible for mere men to make. But fortunately we are spared making them; fortunately they are made by wisdom higher than ours. And when death makes its visitations among us, inconsolable grief and rebellious bitterness should have no place. There must be no quarrel with irrevocable facts. Even when death comes by events which seem unnecessary and avoidable. We must learn to accept what we cannot help.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on power, wishes, work, and manifestation

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on anger, balance, choice, disaster, fear, force, life, thought, and wishes

For a moment, off balance, was I annoyed? Anger is always fear, I thought, and fear is always fear of loss. Would I lose myself if he made those choices? It took a second to settle down: I'd lose nothing. They'd be his wishes, not mine, and he's free to live as he wants. The loss would come if I dared force him, tried to live for him and me as well. There'd be disaster worse than life on a bar stool.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Running from Safety)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on body, communication, culture, home, needs, people, and wishes

Here's how the people live here, in big house-shaped boxes to keep off 'rain' and 'snow,' holes cut in the sides so they can see out. They move around in smaller boxes, painted different colours, with wheels on the corners. They need this box-culture because each person thinks of herself and himself as locked in a box called a 'body,' arms and legs, fingers to move pencils and tools, languages because they've forgotten how to communicate, eyes because they've forgotten how to see. Odd little planet. Wish you were here. Home soon.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 126 (85-6)

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A Quote by Raymond Chapman on atheism, christianity, death, errors, evil, extremism, faith, hope, kindness, life, uncertainty, value, wishes, and world

The antithesis between death and life is not so stark for the Christian as it is for the atheist. Life is a process of becoming, and the moment of death is the transition from one life to another. Thus it is possible for a Christian to succumb to his own kind of death-wish, to seek that extreme of other-worldliness to which the faith has always been liable, especially in periods of stress and uncertainty. There may appear a marked preoccupation with death and a rejection of all temporal things. To say that this world is in a fallen state and that not too much value must be set upon it, is very far from the Manichaean error of supposing it to be evil throughout. The Christian hope finds ambivalence in death: that which destroys, also redeems.

Raymond Chapman

Source: The Ruined Tower

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