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Will Quotes


These are some of the best 'Will' quotations and sayings.

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"I will" is no word for man.-There is a far diviner one, "I ought." - Bow passion to reason, reason to conscience, and conscience to God, and then be as resolute and determined as you choose.

"My will, and not thine be done," turned paradise into a desert. - "Not my will, but thine be done," turned the desert into paradise, and made Gethsemane the gate of heaven.

A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue; but the finishing strokes are from the will; which, if well disposed, will, by degrees perfect; if ill disposed, will, by the super-induction of ill habits, quickly deface it.

All the grand agencies which the progress of mankind evolves are the aggregate result of countless wills, each of which, thinking merely of its own end. and perhaps fully gaining it, is at the same time enlisted by Providence in the secret service of the world.

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the iudgment.

Calmness of will is a sign of grandeur. The vulgar, far from hiding their will, blab their wishes. A single spark of occasion discharges the child of passion into a thousand crackers of desire.

Every man stamps his value on himself. The price we challenge for ourselves is given us by others. - Man is made great or little by his own will.

God made thee perfect, not immutable! and good he made thee, but to persevere he left it in thy power; ordained thy will by nature free, not over­ruled by fate inextricable, or strict necessity.

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

He wants wit who wants resolved will.

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.

He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.

If the will, which is the law of our nature, were withdrawn from our memory, fancy, understanding, and reason, no other hell for a spiritual being could equal what we should then feel from the anarchy of our powers. It would be conscious madness - a horrid thought!

If we make God's will our law, then God's promise shall be our support and comfort, and we shall find every burden light, and every duty a joy.

If you will it, it is no dream.

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; be there a will and wisdom finds a way.

In the moral world there is nothing impossible if we can bring a thorough will to do it. - Man can do everything with himself, but he must not attempt to do too much with others.

In the schools of the wrestling master, when a boy falls he is bidden to get up again, and to go on wrestling day by day till he has acquired strength; and we must do the same, and not after one failure suffer ourselves to be swept along as by a torrent. You need but will, and it is done; but if you relax your efforts you will be ruined; for ruin and recovery are both from within.

Let a man begin with an earnest "I ought," and if he perseveres, by God's grace he will end in the free blessedness of "I will." Let him force himself to abound in small acts of duty, and he will, by and by, find them the joyous habit of his soul.

No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.


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