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“Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.”
“To become wise, one must "wish" to have certain experiences and run, as it were, into their gaping jaws. This, of course, is very dangerous; many a wise guy has been swallowed.”
“If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take hashish.”
“Man wishes woman to be peaceable, but in fact she is essentially warlike, like the cat.”
“Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science”
“Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.”
“I wish they would only take me as I am.”
Vincent van Gogh
“He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted”
“It is far better to be alone than to wish you were”
“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year”
Leonardo da Vinci
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