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There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Quotes

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Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity. . .Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom. . . . love as the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.....true love is an act of will that often transcends ephemeral feelings of love or cathexis, it is correct to say, 'Love is as love does'.

M. Scott Peck Quotes

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Will is the dynamic soul-force.

Sivananda Quotes

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So many of our DREAMS at first seem Impossible, then they seem Improbable, and then when we Summon the Will, they soon become Inevitable.

Christopher Reeve Quotes

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Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens.

Arthur Gordon Quotes

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And binding nature fast in fate, Left free the human will.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: The Universal Prayer (st. 3)

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The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel.

Marge Piercy Quotes

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Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.

Confucius Quotes , Source: Analects (bk. IX, ch. XXV)

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

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You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.

Charles E. Popplestone Quotes

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Do or do not... there is no try.

Yoda Quotes

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Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.

Bruce Lee Quotes

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At least one time in your life, train with the will to die.

Enson Inoue Quotes

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A willing heart adds feather to the heel And makes the clown a winged Mercury.

Joanna Baillie Quotes , Source: De Montfort (act III, sc. 2)

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He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. 2, mem. 5, subs. 5), quoted

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He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still, Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto III, l. 547)

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Barkis is willin'!

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. I)

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"When a man says he's willin'," said Mr. Barkis, "it's as much as to say, that man's a-waitin' for a answer."

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. VIII)

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There is nothing good or evil save in the will.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. VIII)

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A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not. [Ger., Der Mensch kann was er soll; und wenn er sagt er kann nicht, so will er nicht.]

Johann Gottlieb Fichte Quotes , Source: Letter

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To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Calvinism

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He who is firm in will molds the world to himself. [Ger., Aber wer fest auf dem Sinne beharrt, der bildet die Welt sich.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Hermann und Dorothea (IX, 303)

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The only way of setting the will free is to deliver it from wilfulness.

A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare Quotes , Source: Guesses at Truth

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