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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on country, questions, and wishes

The question is not whether a doctrine is beautiful but whether it is true. When we wish to go to a place, we do not ask whether the road leads through a pretty country, but whether it is the right road.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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A Quote by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington on concern, judgment, mistrust, and wishes

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.

Arthur Wellesley, (1769 - 1852)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on belief and wishes

When a man has reached a condition in which he believes that a thing must happen because he does not wish it, and that what he wishes to happen never will be, this is really the state called desperation.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Dunn on business, children, difficulty, friendship, neighbors, people, and wishes

Why should the Golden Rule be so difficult in business and foreign relations? The happily married treat each other as they wish to be treated. They treat their children better than they wish to be treated themselves. Unless we do unto a friend as we do unto ourselves, we lose a friend. In an emergency we rush to the aid of our neighbor. Is it so great a step to realize that all people everywhere are neighbors?

Arthur Dunn

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A Quote by Aristotle on behavior, friendship, wishes, and friend

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V

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A Quote by Aristotle on best friend, friendship, and wishes

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on enthusiasm, nature, and wishes

I will begin with what in my opinion is your lack of restraint. You are like a spectator in a theatre who expresses his enthusiasm so unrestrainedly that he prevents himself and others from hearing. That lack of restraint is particularly noticeable in the descriptions of nature with which you interrupt dialogues; when one reads them, these descriptions, one wishes they were more compact, shorter, say two or three lines.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on cosmetics, honesty, justice, newspapers, pleasure, virtue, and wishes

A litterateur is not a confectioner, not a dealer in cosmetics, not an entertainer. . . . He is just like an ordinary reporter. What would you say if a newspaper reporter, because of his fastidiousness or from a wish to give pleasure to his readers, were to describe only honest mayors, high-minded ladies, and virtuous railroad contractors.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov, Lear, 1950.

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins on conversation, ignorance, poetry, and wishes

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

Anthony Hope (1863 - 1933)

Source: The Dolly Dialogues

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A Quote by Anatole France on chance, god, wishes, and work

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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