If you WISH me to weep, you must mourn first yourself.
If you WISH success in life, make perseverance your
bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution
your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
If you WISH the sympathy of broad masses, then you
must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.
I tell you folks, all politics is Apple Sauce.
If you WISH to achieve worthwhile things in your personal
and career life, you must become a worthwhile person
in your own self-development.
If you WISH to avoid seeing a fool you must first break
your looking glass.
If you WISH to be a writer, write.
If you WISH to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
If you WISH your merit to be known, acknowledge that of
If you would WISH another to keep your secret, first keep
Is virtue a thing remote? I WISH to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
It is dangerous to abandon oneself to the luxury of grief;
it deprives one of courage, and even of the WISH for
Henry Frederick Amiel
Leave something to WISH for, so as not to be miserable
from very happiness.
Love of talking about ourselves and displaying our
faults in the light in which we WISH them to be seen is the
chief element of our sincerity.
François De La Rochefoucauld
The change itself is nothing when we have made it, the
next WISH is to change again.
The thing that I should WISH to obtain from money would
be leisure with security.