Wishing Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Wishing quotes and Wishing sayings, and Wishing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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

"Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting."


"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

"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."


"We injure ourselves by wishing; continous inaction cripples the soul."

Paul Bamikole

"Don’t hesitate to wish for anything."


"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

"Wishing gets you nothing."

Carrie Anne Noble

"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

"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."


"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

"Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be."


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