Physical fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase.— Joseph Pilates
Profound Wishful Thinking quotations
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
I look into eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, I am going to bury you.
There's no thinking involved in my choreography.
.. I don't work through images or ideas. I work through the body... If the dancer dances, which is not the same as having theories about dancing or wishing to dance or trying to dance, everything is there. When I dance, it means: this is what I am doing.
If you make people uniform, you can control them.
If you teach people to read, and think, and question things, you lose control. So, the best idea is to separate people if you wish to maintain a monetary system. It's called divide and conquer. By dividing people, they're not a threat, you can control them.
Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them.
The interesting adults are always the school failures, the weird ones, the losers, the malcontents, this isn’t wishful thinking. It’s the rule.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness.
I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
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.'
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end;
if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
J’aurais dû être plus gentille—I should have been more kind.
That is something a person will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old, Ah, I wish I was not good to that person. You will never think that.
I wish, my dear Kepler, that we could have a good laugh together at the extraordinary stupidity of the mob. What do you think of the foremost philosophers of this University? In spite of my oft-repeated efforts and invitations, they have refused, with the obstinacy of a glutted adder, to look at the planets or the Moon or my glass [telescope].
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
If you wish to persuade me, you must think my thoughts, feel my feelings, and speak my words.
A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love.
Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished
However, if we wish to be compassionate with our fellow man, we must learn to engage in dispassionate analysis. In other words, thinking with our hearts, rather than our brains, is a surefire method to hurt those whom we wish to help.
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
The excitement of the fans in Montreal, especially in the playoffs, I don't think you can get that anywhere else. For a hockey player, I kind of wish everyone could go through that and experience what it is to play there. It's very unique.
Think of all your experiences as a huge tapestry that can be laid out in whatever pattern you wish. Each day you add a new thread to the weaving. Do you craft a curtain to hide behind, or do you fashion a magic carpet that will care you to unequaled heights?
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt.
I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.
Wishful thinking is not sound public policy.
I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character - teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
First, what does truth require? It requires us to face the facts as they are, not to involve ourselves in self-deception; to refuse to think merely in slogans. If we are to work for the future of the city, let us deal with the realities as they actually are, not as they might have been, and not as we wish they were.
Biblical hope is not wishful thinking or an optimistic outlook;
rather, it is a confident expectation based on the certainty of God's Word that as He has anchored us in the past, so He will in the future.
When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend and I used to think that he went everywhere with me, and that I could talk to him and that he could hear me, and that he could grant me wishes and stuff. And then I grew up, and I stopped going to church.
Perfect is boring and dreams are not real.
Just... do. So you think, "I wish I could travel." Great. Sell your crappy car, buy a ticket to Bangkok, and go. Right now. I'm serious.
I am not talking to you from the point of view of just wishful thinking, or imaginary craziness. I'm talking to you from a deeper basic understanding - quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery, it says that you can't have a universe without mind entering into it, the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.