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Not my will, but thine, be done.

People do not lack strength; they lack will.

Prescribe no positive laws to thy will; for thou mayest be forced tomorrow to drink the same water thou despisest today.

Study the singular benefits and advantages of a will resigned and melted into the will of God. - Such a spirit hath a continual sabbath within itself, and the thoughts are established and at rest.

The despotism of will in ideas is styled plan, project, character, obstinacy; its despotism in desires is called passion.

The general of a large army may be defeated, but you cannot defeat the determined mind of a peasant.

The highest obedience in the spiritual life is to be able always, and in all things, to say, "Not my will, but thine be done."

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

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.

The will of man is by his reason swayed.

There is nothing good or evil save in the will.

To commit the execution of a purpose to one who disapproves of the plan of it is to employ but one-third of the man; his heart and his head are against you, you have commanded only his hands.

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

To will what God wills is the only science that gives us rest.

We cannot be held to what is beyond our strength and means; for at times the accomplishment and execution may not be in our power, and indeed there is nothing really in our own power except the will: on this are necessarily based and founded all the principles that regulate the duty of man.

We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible.

Whatever the will commands the whole man must do; the empire of the will over all the faculties being absolutely over-ruling and despotic.

Where there's a will there's a way.


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