Some examples of quotes that remind you to “be careful what you wish for,” are: Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking –Edward Dahlberg, Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck- The Dalai Lama and The only suitable gift for the man who has everything is your deepest sympathy –Imogene Fey.
This is part 3 of 3 of a mini-series titled “Be Careful What You Wish For” chronicling my journey from being an absentee husband and father, and prisoner of success to his career, to enjoying a life and lifestyle that I never dreamed possible.
Quotes that remind me to “Be Careful What I Wish For”:
Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours.
I write of the wish that comes true – for some reason, a terrifying concept.
James M. Cain
Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
The Dalai Lama
The only suitable gift for the man who has everything is your deepest sympathy.
If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Protect me from what I want.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
George Bernard Shaw
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Being frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters in life begin when you get what you want.
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there any danger of their coming true.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Be present, live in the now. Start living today!
Be Careful What You Wish For – Part 1: Losing Sight of What’s Important
Be Careful What You Wish For – Part 2: Overcoming Pride to Find Happiness