wishes

A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on questions and wishes

In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

Source: Some Thoughts on Examinations.

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on reflection and wishes

I wish I could have a little tape-and-loudspeaker arrangement sewn into the binding of this magazine, to be triggered off by the light reflected from the reader's eyes on to this part of the page, and set to bawl out at several bels: MORE WILL MEAN WORSE.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: Discussing the idea that many students are unable to get university places. Encounter, July 1960.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on wishes

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Anything is possible if you wish hard enough.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: "Peter Pan," "To the Five -- A Dedication," 1902.

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on dreams, life, sacrifice, and wishes

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Peter Pan

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on freedom, life, purity, and wishes

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette on life and wishes

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette (1873 - 1954)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on wishes

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Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on wishes

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To wish well is part of becoming well.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on wishes

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Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on belief, chance, children, debate, decisions, education, garden, giving, justice, kindness, liberty, religion, and wishes

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was involved in a discussion about religion. The other person believed that children should not be given formal religious education of any kind. They would then be free to select their own religion when they were old enough to decide. Coleridge did not bother to debate the point, but invited the man to see his rather neglected garden. "Do you call this a garden?" asked his visitor. "There are nothing but weeds here." "Well, you see," said Coleridge, "I did not wish to infringe on the liberty of the garden in any way. I was just giving the garden a chance to express itself and choose its own production.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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