I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
Poets wish to profit or to please.
When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
I do wish my breasts were bigger. Not big... but less small.
I wish I had more time to visit schools.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I'm sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can't help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.
Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
I wish I could score everything for horns.
I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.