wishes

A Quote by William Congreve on expectation, life, security, uncertainty, and wishes

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

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A Quote by William Blake on wishes

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The gulfing whale was like a dot in the spell. Yet look upon it, and 'twould size and swell To its huge self, and the minutest fish Would pass the very hardest gazer's wish, And show his little eye's anatomy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: America: A Prophecy

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A Quote by Will Durant on admiration, love, modesty, pride, and wishes

If you wish to be loved, be modest; if you wish to be admired, be proud; if you wish both, combine external modesty with internal pride.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Durant on fear, hope, people, trouble, and wishes

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on belief, life, poets, and wishes

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.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on misfortune, purpose, and wishes

Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on purpose and wishes

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on courage, duty, fulfillment, good, heroism, honesty, hope, inspiration, life, men, sacrifice, and wishes

Upon the standard to which the wise and honest will now repair it is written: You have lived the easy way; henceforth, you will live the hard way. . . . You came into a great heritage made by the insight and the sweat and the blood of inspired and devoted and courageous men; thoughtlessly and in utmost self-indulgence you have all but squandered this inheritance. Now only by the heroic virtues which made this inheritance, can you restore it again. You took the good things for granted. Now you must earn them again. . . . For every right that you cherish, you have a duty which you must fulfill. For every hope that you entertain, you have a task that you must perform. For every good that you wish to preserve, you will have to sacrifice your comfort and your ease. There is nothing for nothing any longer.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

Source: Speech, Harvard Class of 1910, June 18, 1940. Yale University Library.

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on day, god, men, men and women, wishes, and women

Why should I wish to see God better than this day? I see something of God each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then, In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters dropped in the street, and every one is signed by God's name, And I leave them where they are, for I know that wheresoe'er I go Others will punctually come forever and forever.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by W. MacNeile Dixon on heaven, life, understanding, and wishes

All finite things have their roots in the infinite, and if you wish to understand life at all, you cannot tear out its context. And that context, astounding even to bodily eyes, is the heaven of stars and the incredible procession of the great galaxies.

W. MacNeile Dixon

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