A Quote by Charley Reese on envy, misfortune, and wishes

It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.

Charley Reese

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A Quote by Charles Swindoll on change, circumstances, dreams, life, people, and wishes

People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under.

Charles Swindoll

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on earth and wishes

Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free, First flower of the earth and first gem of the sea.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Remember Thee.

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on god, misery, people, purity, respect, and wishes

If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on men and wishes


Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Babbage on execution, god, and wishes

I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam.

Charles Babbage (1792 - 1871)

Source: H. Eves In Mathematical Circles,, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

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A Quote by Carrie Jacobs Bond on day, friendship, heart, journeys, joy, kindness, memory, soul, thought, and wishes

When you come to the end of a perfect day, And you sit alone with your thoughts, While the chimes ring out with a carol gay For the joy that the day has brought, Do you think what the end of a perfect day Can mean to a tired heart, When the sun goes down with a flaming ray, And the dear friends have to part? Well, this is the end of a perfect day, Near the end of a journey, too; But it leaves a thought that is big and strong, With a wish that is kind and true. For memory has painted this perfect day With colours that never fade, And we find, at the end of a perfect day, The soul of a friend we've made.

Carrie Jacobs Bond (1862 - 1946)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on universe and wishes

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on change, children, and wishes

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is something that could better be changed in ourselves.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on life, peace, sleep, wishes, serpent, afflictions, viper, hook, precepts, remove, and rest

The poisonous serpent of afflictions is sleeping in your mind; just as if a black viper were asleep in your room.

You must use the hook of precepts to quickly remove it.

When the sleeping snake is gone, then you can rest at ease.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sutra on the Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching Translation into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva of Yao Qin Dynasty (ca. A.D.400)

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