If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other.
If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard; if a writer, to be read. He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important.
I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.
I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.
I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief.
He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.
He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes to betray you without witnesses.
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.