Wishing Sayings and Quotes

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

While wishing and hoping makes you a dreamer, acting and doing makes you someone who can turn dreams into reality. Nan S. Russell
Wishing does not make a poor man rich. Arabian Proverb
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving
A man will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. Robert Frost
A wish is a desire without an attempt. Farmer Digest
Wishing consumes as much energy as planning. unknown
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Rabindranath Tagore
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. Alexander Woollcott
Wishes won't wash dishes. American Proverb
Work while others are wishing. William Arthur Ward
If wishes were horses beggars would ride. Joanne Harris
The wishing gate opens into nothing. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Wishing of all strategies, is the worst. Andrew Young
Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't. Thomas S. Monson
To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible. Robert Southey
I don't believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for. Brendan Fraser
Wishing of all employments is the worst. Edward Young
Wishing of all strategies, is the worst. Andrew Young
A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate. Jose Ferrer
My only wish is that my wishes be at rest. Ruckett
Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be. Anonymous
We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion. George Eliot
We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted. Aesop
For adults, wishing is a sign of thinking something is not possible. Alan Robert Neal
Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty. Penn Jillette
Wanting and wishing are very different. Jonathan Friesen
Wishing for something without tirelessly working for it, is like trying to drive a car that has no fuel in it. Edmond Mbiaka
I don't have the time to wish for the things that I positively desire in life because I am always busy working to attain them. Edmond Mbiaka
The habit of wishing is only for those who aren't hungry enough for success. Edmond Mbiaka