Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.
The failure wishes he could do things he could never do. He thinks little of what he can do.
You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
A man will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.
Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change.
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