All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parage.? Thier works are done as an apology or extenuation of thier living in the world.-as invalids and the insane pay a high? board.? Thier virtues are penances.? I do not wish to expiate, but to live.? My life is for itself and not a spectacle.?I can not consent to pay for privilege where I have intrinsic right.
I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
I wish I could score everything for horns.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
I can't do everything obviously although sometimes I know that all of us wish that we could.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Sometimes I just wish I had a day off. I really need to clean my room.