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O, that I were where I would be, Then would I be where I am not; For where I am I would not be, And where I would be I can not.

Sir Arthur T. Quiller-Couch Quotes , Source: quoted in "Ship of Stars", ch. XII

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Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (King Henry at IV, v)

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Of all complexions the culled sovereignty Do meet, as at a fair, in her fair cheek, Where several worthies make one dignity, Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at IV, iii)

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I've often wished that I had clear, For life, six hundred pounds a year, A handsome house to lodge a friend, A river at my garden's end, A terrace walk, and half a rood Of land, set out to plant a wood.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Imitation of Horace (bk. II, satire 6)

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We cannot wish for that we know not. [Fr., On ne peut desirer ce qu'on ne connait pas.]

Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire) Quotes , Source: Zaire (I, 1)

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What most we wish, with ease we fancy near.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Love of Fame (III)

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Man wants but little, nor that little long; How soon must he resign his very dust, Which frugal nature lent him for an hour!

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night IV, l. 118)

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He calls his wish, it comes; he sends it back, And says he called another; that arrives, Meets the same welcome; yet he still calls on; Till one calls him, who varies not his call, But holds him fast, in chains of darkness bound, Till Nature dies, and judgment sets him free; A freedom far less welcome than this chain.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night IV, lines near end)

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What folly can be ranker. Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night V, l. 661)

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