wills quotes

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.King Albert II

A man can do all things if he but wills them.Leon Battista Alberti

It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.Thomas Aquinas

Only disaster can follow divided counsels and opposing wills.Thomas John Barnardo

No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.Claudius

On the other hand, for the whole human being who wills, feels, and represents, external reality is given simultaneously and with as much certitude as his own self.Wilhelm Dilthey

As we had no part of our will on our entrance into this life, we should not presume to any on our leaving it, but soberly learn to will which He wills.William Drummond

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.Mahatma Gandhi

You shouldn't have counseling at the end of life. You ought to have counseling 20 years before you're going to die. You ought to plan these things out. And I don't have any problem with things like living wills. But they ought to be done within the family.Chuck Grassley

Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff.John Grisham

A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.Jane Harrison

Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we ourselves.Hermann Hesse

The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes.Henrik Ibsen

God allows unjust disparities between rich and poor because He does not miraculously intervene to establish justice against human wills. Also, discrepancies are not unjust by themselves; justice does not mean equality of result but equality of opportunity.Peter Kreeft

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October.John Leonard

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.Martin Luther

The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.Anne Sullivan Macy

He has willed - He wills incessantly - that the modifications of the mind and those of the body shall be reciprocal. This is the conjunction and the natural dependence of the two parts of which we are constituted.Nicolas Malebranche

A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.William Morris

Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.Willie Nelson