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Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Jim Rohn, businessman
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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. Confucius, philosopher
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I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. Estee Lauder, businesswoman
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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.  Michael Jordan, athlete
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In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey. Paulo Coelho, novelist
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The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change. Simone Weil, philosopher
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If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Joseph Addison, writer
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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan, athlete
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Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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I know it is all right. I wish I could make you feel so, I wish I could describe my feelings. Thomas Starr King, clergyman
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We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted. Aesop, author
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If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting. Proverbs,
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Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. Cardinal J. Newman,
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Who you are vs. who you wish you were: Who wins? Julian Casablancas, musician
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I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
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Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future. Louise J. Kaplan,
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Wishing of all strategies, is the worst. Andrew Young, clergyman
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I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol. Taylor Swift, musician
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The wish for healing has always been half of health. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
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Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. Phil McGraw, psychologist
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To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better. Claudius, leader
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If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride. Doug Horton,
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Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. Jean Kerr, playwright
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I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour. Mary Wollstonecraft, writer
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I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up. Tom Lehrer, musician
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The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. Thomas Jefferson, president
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  • #alive

Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have. Bo Bennett, entrepreneur
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  • #done

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue. William Hazlitt, critic
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We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy. Joseph Hall, clergyman
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  • #first

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. Carl Jung, psychologist
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  • #change

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. Ayn Rand, writer
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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Carl Sagan, scientist
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To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies. Lionel Blue, clergyman
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  • #birthday

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it. Mitch Hedberg, comedian
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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher
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DATO'S LAW. Wishes expand in direct proportion to the resources available for their gratification. Robert Dato,
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When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion. George Eliot, author
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If wishes were horses then beggars would ride. Source Unknown,
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Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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I wish the world was run by women. Women who have given birth and know the value of their creation. Simin Daneshvar, novelist
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You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach, novelist
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  • #being

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. Charles Darwin, scientist
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I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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When you stop comparing what is right here and now with what you wish were, you can begin to enjoy what is. Cheri Huber, philosopher
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A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate. Jose Ferrer,
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We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for. Johann von Goethe, writer
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The wishing gate opens into nothing. C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon,
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The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! Louise Hart,
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I only wish I had more time for fund raising. Nido Qubein, businessman
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Sometimes I wish the girl would make the first move. Devon Werkheiser, actor
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You can always say, 'I wish I had landed that triple flip better, or I wish I didn't fall.' They're not regrets, just mistakes. Michelle Kwan, athlete
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  • #fall

Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there's nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal. Jodi Picoult, author
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  • #attempt

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. Yves Saint Laurent, designer
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  • #appeal

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. Mignon McLaughlin, journalist
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  • #done

The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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  • #affect

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. Quintilian, educator
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It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge. Havelock Ellis, psychologist
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  • #becoming

A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward. Phillips Brooks, clergyman
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Industry need not wish. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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My only wish is that my wishes be at rest. Ruckett,
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Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be. Source Unknown,
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Taking a child to the toy store is the nearest thing to a death wish parents can have. Fred G. Gosman,
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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. Aristotle, philosopher
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  • #alike

I wish we would all remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have; it is about those who gave it to us. Mike Huckabee, politician
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  • #american

Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline. Tony Blair, politician
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  • #cause

I sometimes wish I were suffering in a good cause, or risking my life for the good of others, instead of just being a gravely endangered patient. Christopher Hitchens, author
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  • #being

Sometimes I wish I were less sensible. Stella McCartney, designer
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I wish you could see some of the girls I have genuinely had crushes on in my life. They're not the girls you would assume. Chris Evans, actor
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  • #assume

If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world's people. Jacque Fresco, inventor
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  • #common

I'm not tall enough to be a model, but I wish I was 6-foot, because I love it. It's kind of artsy, and I'm artsy. And I love clothes. Danica Patrick, celebrity
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If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators. William Hazlitt, critic
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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. Saint Augustine, philosopher
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I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with. Andy Warhol, artist
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I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them. Richard M. Nixon, president
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I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide. Joshua Logan, director
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You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell. Publilius Syrus, writer
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I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.' Barbra Streisand, actress
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The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass. Nicolas Boileau, poet
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  • #alone

I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
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  • #believe

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well! Barbara Bush, first lady
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You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. Lewis B. Smedes,
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It is my last wish to be burried sitting up. Bette Davis, actress
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Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon. George Macdonald, novelist
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  • #anything

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world. Thomas Jefferson, president
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If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance. William Gilbert, composer
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People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated. Lucille Clifton, poet
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I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. Simone de Beauvoir, writer
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Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. Joseph Addison, writer
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Taxes are important. President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind. Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of people they wish they were one of. Andy Rooney, journalist
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Pray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God's will. Frederick William Robertson, clergyman
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The problems of language here are really serious. We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms. But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language. Werner Heisenberg, physicist
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I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran. Andy Rooney, journalist
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I don't ever wish I was somebody else. Barry Gibb, musician
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I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child. Claude Debussy, composer
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I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. David Attenborough, journalist
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It's weird, I never wish anything bad upon anybody, except two or three old girlfriends. Carrot Top, comedian
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I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise. LaToya Jackson, musician
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I wish I had a funny story. Leslie Easterbrook, actress
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Ако господ слушаше магаретата, нямаше да има самари. Bulgarian proverbs,
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Give away what you most wish to receive. Robin Sharma, author
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The world is not a wish-granting factory John Green,
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Do not wish for an easy life. Wish for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee, actor
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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. Greg Anderson, athlete
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We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness. St. Catherine of Genoa,
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Oh, the secret life of man and woman --dreaming how much better we would be than we are if we were somebody else or even ourselves, and feeling that our estate has been unexploited to its fullest. Zelda Fitzgerald, writer
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Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity. Jean Toomer, author
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No one on his deathbed ever said, I wish I had spent more time on my business. Paul Tsongas, politician
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Don't you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don't even have to be true! Dave Barry, journalist
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You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously. When they get my age wrong on the program, I wish they'd make me older. Leila Josefowicz, musician
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If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home, if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by, then homes will be preserves. Agnes Macphail, politician
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Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor. John Ruskin, writer
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That a majority of women do not wish for any important change in their social and civil condition, merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom. Lydia M. Child, activist
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My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me. Elizabeth I, royalty
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Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them. Epictetus, philosopher
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So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong. Walter Bagehot, author
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When I came back, I wasn't looking past this year. This is a bonus for me. I just wish it would have turned out a little better, but we all don't get what we want all the time. Vinny Testaverde,
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Sure, things could always have been done better, but I just wish people would drop their political hammers for a few weeks, as happened in 2001, and work on the problem at hand. Mitch Daniels, politician
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  • #done

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. Ray Nagin,
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The people have spoken. Their decision is sovereign. We all respect it... I wish good luck to those who will now govern France. Alain Juppe,
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  • #decision

I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge. Ben Nelson, politician
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Opponents of cap and trade should be careful what they wish for. Joshua A. Tucker, educator
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I wish I could say I see my little brother more. We used to fight all the time but now that I don't see him very often I cherish the time I have with him. Zac Efron, actor
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I always wish life could be a musical. One person just says 5, 6, 7, 8. Lucas Grabeel, actor
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  • #life

I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses. Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress
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I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things. Hugh Laurie, comedian
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I wish I knew at 14 not to put much thought into what other people my age said to me, cause we were all looking for the answers. So I wish I knew that other people really don't know any more than you do! Will Estes, actor
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I don't know if I'm very complicated at all. I wish I was. I wish I was one of these deep, intricate people. But I just love having fun really. Channing Tatum, actor
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I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form. Shia LaBeouf, actor
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I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows. Cameron Diaz, actress
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I wish I had the billions of dollars that George Soros has that he has used to fund Democratic causes in the past. Karl Rove, politician
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Don't think your dreams don't come true, because they do. You'd better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly - one day I am doing the 'Beaver' show and I said, 'This is the show I have always wanted to do.' Barbara Billingsley, actress
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I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true. Audrey Hepburn, actress
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We must agree to live in this world, with all that is unfair about it, without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives. Fred Melamed, actor
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  • #agree

I wish we'd never got divorced. He and I both wish we'd never got divorced, but we did. I wish I could go back and be the bride again, but I can't. Sarah Ferguson,
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To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all. Queen Elizabeth II, royalty
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  • #benefit

Let us all pledge to protect this opportunity in order to see that the wish of peace becomes a true and daily fact in this region. Mahmoud Abbas, statesman
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  • #becomes

So Europe needs to be competitive and we also need to be competitive if we wish to remain an interesting economic partner for the United States. This has to be done on the basis of strength, of competitiveness. Angela Merkel, statesman
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  • #basis

I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children. Mary J. Blige, musician
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  • #another

I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, 'Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.' I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it's not that simple. Sheryl Sandberg, businesswoman
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  • #believe

With the growing reliance on social media, we no longer search for news, or the products and services we wish to buy. Instead they are being pushed to us by friends, acquaintances and business colleagues. Erik Qualman, author
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  • #acquaintances

If we wish our state's growth to continue, then our future will increasingly be with industries that require a highly skilled and technically proficient workforce. Jay Weatherill, politician
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  • #continue

Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavours. Chris Cornell, musician
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  • #band

I really wish I knew what I was doing because I'd be writing hit songs every minute. Bruno Mars, musician
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  • #knew

I wish I could tell you me and my rock band were traveling around, strung out. No, we were a family band. Straight Partridge Family. Bruno Mars, musician
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  • #band

I seek no longer to be a 'famous' person, and instead I wish to live a 'normal' life. Sinead O'Connor, musician
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  • #famous

I wish I was dating one of the ladies in 'Bollywood Hero.' They're gorgeous. Any of them. Chris Kattan, comedian
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  • #bollywood

We've gotten through a lot of tough times, and we're going to keep working to make them better. I wish the record was better. Mike Quade, coach
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  • #gotten

Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you're like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers. Marc Andreessen, businessman
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