In the life of nations, what in the last resort decides questions is a kind of Judgment Court of God... Always before god and the world the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills.
Every campaign, Garry Wills once wrote, "taught Nixon the same lesson: mobilize resentment against those in power." History taught the same to many conservative and reactionary populist movements, whose real attitude to those in power and authority was one of a servile, envious, vicarious adoration.christopher hitchens
I hope you are looking forward to the tsunami of industrial effluent which is coming your way in the first quarter of the new year. You will not be able to avoid it, unless you are Helen Keller. One way or another, Wills and Kate are going to get you.
Yet when I approach 584 Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she Wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best.john milton
Who could so watch, and not forget the rackOf Wills worn thin and thought become too frail,Nor roll the centuries back —And feel the sinews of his soul grow hale,And know himself for Rome's inheritor?vita sackville-west
Progress toward a more abundant material life does not come like manna from heaven, however. My message certainly is not one of complacency. The ultimate resource is people — especially skilled, spirited, and hopeful young people endowed with liberty — who will exert their Wills and imaginations for their own benefit and inevitably benefit the rest of us as well.julian simon
Every man is free to do that which he Wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man.Herbert Spencer
What each individual Wills is obstructed by everyone else, and what emerges is something that no one willed.Friedrich Engels
I feel perfectly willing to stay my threescore years and ten, if it be thought I need so much tuition from this planet; but it seems to me that my future upon earth will soon close. It may be terribly trying, but it will not be so very long, now. God will transplant the root, if he Wills to rear it into fruit-bearing.margaret fuller
Pure community is a matter of no interest to any will; but a community which pursues a common good is of supreme interest to all Wills; and what we have here said is that whatever the nature of that common good ... it must contain the development of individual powers, as a prior condition for all other goods.william ernest hocking
It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe exists because the Creator Wills it so; that mankind is low in rank as compared with the uppermost portion of the universe, viz., with the spheres and the stars; but, as regards the angels, there cannot be any real comparison between man and angels, although man is the highest of all beings on earth; i.e., of all the beings formed of the four elements.maimonides
The idea of an isolated American painting , so popular in this country during the thirties, seems absurd to me, just as the idea of a purely American mathematics or physics would seem absurd... And in another sense, the problem doesn’t exist at all; or, if it did, would solve itself: An American is an American and his painting would naturally be qualified by the fact, whether he Wills or not. But the basic problems of contemporary painting are independent of any one country.jackson pollock
The kingdom of God which is within us consists in our willing whatever God Wills, always, in every thing, and without reservation; and thus His kingdom comes; for His will is then done as it is in heaven, since we will nothing but what is dictated by His sovereign pleasure.
In Jesus, God Wills to be true God not only in the height but also in the depth in the depth of human creatureliness, sinfulness and mortality.
Custom calls me to 't: What custom Wills, in all things should we do't, The dust on antique time would lie unswept, And mountainous error be too highly heap't For truth to o'erpeer.william shakespeare
Discretion is a science of understanding, to discern between falsity and truth, between wrong and right, between shadows and substance, between equity and colourable glosses and pretences, and not to do according to their (men's) Wills, and private affections; for, as one saith, talis discretio diseretionem conundit?
Let's choose executors and talk of Wills: And yet not so, for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground?william shakespeare
"...one can say that the historical task and political purpose of neoconservatism would seem to be this: to convert the Republican party, and American conservatism in general, against their respective Wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy."
In [the Irving Kristol] era, rather than being the "stupid party," Republicans became the party of ideas. Neoconservatism's task was, he said, to "convert the Republican Party and American conservatism in general, against their respective Wills, into a new kind conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy."
God Wills, man dreams, the work is born.
Do not be troubled by St. Bernard's saying that "Hell is full of good intentions and Wills."
In spite of or in defiance of the whole of existence he Wills to be himself with it, to take it along, almost defying his torment. For to hope in the possibility of help, not to speak of help by virtue of the absurd, that for God all things are possible:;– no, that he will not do. And as for seeking help from any other:;– no, that he will not do for all the world; rather than seek help he would prefer to be himself:;– with all the tortures of hell, if so it must be.
Love is a flame to burn out human Wills, Love is a flame to set the will on fire, Love is a flame to cheat men into mire.john masefield
I will see you tomorrow, if God Wills it.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature Wills it like all else.marcus aurelius
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