Wishes Sayings and Quotes

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

Hope and wishes for all that delights will sour in the midst of action not taken and words unsaid.     

Maximillian Degenerez

You should never wish for wishful thinking.     

Rachel Cohn

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.     

Joseph Addison

We all have dreams and wishes. The difference is that dreams are there for you to do something with they are a component of hope for with out a dream there is no hope. A wish, however, is simply a desire to have something without doing anything to accomplish it.     

Catherine Pulsifer

We can imprison ourselves with our wants, wishes, and false dreams.     

Kilroy J. Oldster

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.     

Douglas Horton

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.     

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Wishes and wants do not transform a person; actions and reactions do so! Show the world your plans by the actions you take progressively and consistently.     

Israelmore Ayivor

The wishes of an honest man do not stretch beyond what he undoubtedly deserves.     

Eraldo Banovac

Wishes, like castles in the air, are inexpensive and not taxable.     

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.     

Marilyn Manson

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

Jonathan Swift

A gentleman wishes to be slow to speak and quick to act.     


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

Sally Nicholls

No wise man ever wished to be younger.     

Jonathan Swift

A goal without a plan is just a wish.     

Larry Elder

Never be afraid to wish for what you really want in life. Wishes are possible manifestation of thoughts.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Wishes, like painted landscapes, best delight, Whilst distance recommends them to the sight. Plac'd afar off, they beautiful appear: But show their coarse and nauseous colors near.     

Thomas Yalden

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.     

T.S. Eliot

Nothing is so common place as to wish to be remarkable.     

William Shakespeare

We often confuse what we wish for with what is.     

Neil Gaiman

What one wishes is to be touched by truth and to be able to interpret that truth so that one may use what one is feeling and experiencing, be it despair or joy, in a way that will add meaning to one's life and will hopefully touch others as well.     

Michael Jackson

If the wishes came true, they came true in terrible ways. Wishes were dangerous things. That was the idea you got from fairy tales.     

Kate Dicamillo

There would be a time, when you will ask for nothing but life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

When wishes are few, the heart is happy. When craving ends, there is peace.     

Gautama Buddha

Hopes, wants and wishes, all cast across the night sky with my heart in tow.     

Jay Long

Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Wishes are sometimes just stories that have nowhere to go.     

Yvette Christians

A necessary skill for achieving that which you desire in your life is the ability to give the task at hand that one last go around.     

Josh Hinds

Wishes don't bring riches; work make things work.     

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha