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The power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. If the beam of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions. But we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts. William Shakespeare, Othello ibid. I iii @325
The will of man is by his reason swayed. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream II ii 121, Lysander to Helena
Our wills and fates do so contrary run
That our devices still are overthrown. William Shakespeare, Hamlet III ii 199-200
My will decides. Adolf Hitler
The stronger asserts his will. It’s the law of nature. Adolf Hitler
The commander of three armies may be taken away but the will of even a common man may not be taken away from him. Confucius 551-479 B.C.
Nothing in the world – indeed nothing even beyond the world – can possibly be conceived which could be called good without qualification except a good will. Immanuel Kant, Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals 1785
Whoever wills the end, wills also (so far as reason decides his conduct) the means in his power which are indispensably necessary thereto. ibid.
My will is strong past reason’s weak removing. William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece, 243
But will is deaf, and hears no heedful friends. ibid. l495
Nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi [alt. ‘a lack in will’]