Quotes About the Will

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

The will to act is a renewable resource.
Al Gore
The stronger your will, the clearer and more defined your goals will be and the greater the ‘coincidences’ that will appear in front of you, helping you get where you wish – Heaven or hell. You decide what you want. Alfredo Karras Be
Light, Love, and Will – the one is as necessary as the other; the one is dangerous without the others. Light, Love, and Will are the three eternal, vital sources of the higher, truer, purer cosmic life. Ameen Rihani
In the Lakes of Light, Love and Will, I would baptize all mankind. Ameen Rihani
Training the will in trivial and grave matters increases its strength and flexibility, and enables man to constantly strive and persevere. Ameen Rihani
The will is the spirit of perseverance, and perseverance holds clear success. Ameen Rihani
Genius everywhere is one. In the Orient and in the Occident the deep thinkers are kin, the poets are cousins, the pioneers of the spirit are the messengers of peace and good will to the world. Their works are the open highways between nations, and they themselves are the ever living guardians and guides. Ameen Rihani
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Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
The magnum opus is pre-eminently the creation of man by himself, that is, the full and complete conquest which he can make of his faculties and his future; it is pre-eminently the perfect emancipation of his will. Eliphas Levi
Everything is possible to him who wills only what is true! Rest in Nature, study, know, then dare; dare to will, dare to act and be silent! Éliphas Lévi Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual
Love is probably the best example of how unreal our ego looks at our lives. Because we surrender ourselves to the fact that we cannot decide all future outcomes with only our own free will. Frederik Kerling
Where your will is ready, your feete are light. George Herbert Outlandish Proverbs
That which two will, takes effect. George Herbert Outlandish Proverbs
To him that will, waies are not wanting. George Herbert Outlandish Proverbs
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan
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. Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams
There is not great talent without great will power. Honore de Balzac
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. James Gordon
The heart is the birth of will. Jenni Robison
…the will, in truth, signifies nothing but a power or ability to prefer or choose: and when the will, under the name of a faculty, is considered as it is, barely as an ability to do something, the absurdity in saying it is free, or not free, will easily discover itself. John Locke An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Courage is a moral quality; it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit; an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is willpower. Lord Moran
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making an dream come true. I can’t often means I won’t. You can change I won’t to I will with will power. Marcia Wiede
The man who has submitted his will and purposes entirely to God, carries God with him in all his works and in all circumstances. Meister Eckhart
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Proverbs (English)
When the will is ready the feet are light. Proverbs (English)
The education of the will is the object of our existence. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Will to will! The Will must be: developed, grounded, re-oriented and used! 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. Roberto Assagioli Purpose and the Creative Will
Man, insofar as he acts willfully, acts according to some imagined good. Thomas Aquinas
Suae quisque vitae pictor est; artifex hujus operis est voluntas. (Each man is the painter for his own life; the craftsman in this task is the will.) Unknown Strength of Will
People do not lack strength; they lack will. Victor Hugo

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