Quotes About the Will

The following quotes about the will are collected from a variety of authors and sources.

  • “A boy’s will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame.”
    by Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams
  • “Will to will! The Will must be: developed, grounded, re-oriented and used!”
    by Roberto Assagioli The Act of Will
  • “Since the outcome of successful willing is the satisfaction of one’s needs, we can see that the act of will is essentially joyous. And the realization of … being a self … gives a sense of freedom, of power, of mastery which is profoundly joyous.”
    by Roberto Assagioli Purpose and the Creative Will
  • “There is not great talent without great will power.”
    by Honore de Balzac
  • “Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.”
    by Benjamin Disraeli
  • “The man who has submitted his will and purposes entirely to God, carries God with him in all his works and in all circumstances.”
    by Meister Eckhart
  • “The education of the will is the object of our existence.”
    by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
    by Mahatma Gandhi
  • “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”
    by James Gordon
  • “The will to act is a renewable resource.”
    by Al Gore

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