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.

Wishing gets you nothing. Carrie Anne Noble
We injure ourselves by wishing; continous inaction cripples the soul. Paul Bamikole
Don't hesitate to wish for anything. Aurah
You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be. Robert Collier
Never wish that life were easier. Wish that you were better. Jim Rohn
Don't miss a great season of your life wishing you had more, complaining about what you can't do. The real joy in life is in the simple things. Joel Osteen
Pause and remember? Stop procrastinating! Wishing is wonderful but action is what it takes to make it happen. Jenni Young
I wish I knew the good of wishing. Henry S. Leigh
Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. Clementine Paddleford
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard David Bach
As you cannot do what you wish, you should wish what you can do. Terence
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting. Proverb
Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it. Greg Anderson
If things are not as you wish, wish them as they are. Yiddish Proverb
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. George Eliot
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed. Marilyn Manson
If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. Wanda Sykes
Wishers were ever fools. William Shakespeare
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes. Mary Martin
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Washington Irving
Hoping and dreaming of a better world are not enough if we are unwilling to work; but when we work towards our dreams, wonderful things can happen. Lloyd Newell
The door to a balanced success opens widest on the hinges and encouragement. Zig Ziglar
Seeing another caterpillar who believed enough to make his own cocoon. And that peculiar hope which had kept her off the pillar and leapt within her when she heard about butterflies. Trina Paulus
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. Romans 8:24-25
Hope is an indication of certainly, a strong and confident expectation. Krishna J. Guilbeau
Hope comes from different channels of existence, and what I do know is when all hope is gone everything else is gone: a will to fight, to live, to press on. Krishna J. Guilbeau
When you steal someone's hope, when you take someone's hope or even prey on someone's hope: you have taken away their drive to live. Krishna J. Guilbeau
Faith is hope, love is hope, prayer is hope, and we need to be each others hope. A life is unpredictable, a life is uncertain, but you should try having a conversation of hope, and you'll see that God is undeniable. Krishna J. Guilbeau
Renewed hope can usher us into the presence of God. Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain
We can feel locked within a prison cell of problems; but there is hope because Jesus holds the key that fits the lock, of our prison door of despair. Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain