Well Wishes Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old well wishes quotes, well wishes sayings, and well wishes proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Don't make a wish you aren't willing to come true. Don't dream a dream you aren't willing to pursue. Don't love a man you can't say, I do.     

Willowy Whisper

If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so.     

Lev Grossman

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.     

Jonathan Swift

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.     


I wish for sorrow to be a full stop and happiness to be a comma in my life.     

Luffina Lourduraj

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.     

Maya Angelou

No one is perfect and everyone wishes they could change something about themselves.     

Julia Jones

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.     


May you find grace to do what needs to be done.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.     

George Carlin

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.     

Dan Rather

There's no point having wishes if you don't at least try to do them.     

Sally Nicholls

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!     

William Collins

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.     

Sun Tzu

Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.     

Alfred Nobel

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.     

Oscar Wilde

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.     


I'm not that rebellious. There's a part of me that wishes I was that.     

Miranda Cosgrove

If you have one wish, wish for everything to be exactly as it is. Then wait patiently for your wish to come true.     

Stephen Russell

Every girl wishes she was Juliet in some version of their life.     

Hailee Steinfeld

But darling, I wish you well On your way to the wishing well     

Patty Griffin

You should never wish for wishful thinking.     

Rachel Cohn

With persistent prayer, the desired wish shall be fulfilled.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.     

Jean De La Bruyere

Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.     

Ludwig Von Mises

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.     


When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness. All the good things.     

Maya Angelou

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.     

Miguel de Cervantes

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.     

David Seabury

That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.     

James M. Barrie