When first under fire an' you're wishful to duck, Don't look nor take 'eed at the man that is struck, Be thankful you're livin', and trust to your luck And march to your front like a soldier. Front, front, front like a soldier...
There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on earth.1942 The Screwtape Letters, preface.
Physical processes alone will never completely explain the existence of the universe , life , and consciousness . Religious answers are just wishful thinking and wanton fabrication cast over a bottomless pit of ignorance . To explain their occult and mystical experiences , magicians are forced to develop models beyond the scope of materialistic or religious systems .peter j. carroll
Providence and Manifest Destiny are synonyms often invoked to support arguments based on wishful thinking.frank herbert
There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth.c. s. lewis
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.mary martin
The whole iconography of ancient science is simply the fruit of wishful thinking.george sarton
Theorems often tell us complex truths about the simple things, but only rarely tell us simple truths about the complex ones. To believe otherwise is wishful thinking or "mathematics envy."Marvin Minsky, "Music, Mind, and Meaning" (1981)
I'm not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.Barack Obama, Re-election Speech, Delievered at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 2012
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