A person who wills to have a good will, already has a good will--in its rudiments. There is solid satisfaction in knowing that the mere desire to get out of an old habit is a material advance upon the condition of submergence in that habit. The longest step toward cleanliness is made when one gains--nothing but dissatisfaction with dirt.
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
Our Wills are ours, we know not how;Our Wills are ours, to make them thine.Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), Introduction, Stanza 4.
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
If we are only as the potter's clay Made to be fashioned as the artist Wills, And broken into shards if we offend The eye of Him who made us, it is well.Rights; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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.François Fénelon, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers P. 269. (1895)
Our Wills are ours, we know not how; Our Wills are ours, to make them thine.Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), Introduction, Stanza 4.
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?Lord Edward Coke, Rooke's Case (1598), 5 Rep. 99 b.
The law has ever been watchful and jealous of Wills made under religious influences, and especially so when those influences connect themselves with any individual who is the object of the testator's bounty.Sir J. P. Wilde, Smith v. Tebbitt (1867), L. R. 1 Pr. & D. 437.
I regret exceedingly that, not only ordinary laymen, but, as it seems to me, professional men, do not understand the great difficulty there is in drawing Wills, and do not bestow a little more care and pains in endeavouring to draw them in such a way as that the numerous questions which often arise on them should be avoided. I regret to say that these questions often throw a great deal of expense on parties interested under the Wills, and are the cause of great heartburnings and most bitter animosities.Pearson, J., In re Wait; Workman v. Petgrave (1885), L. R. 30 C. D. 622.
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."Jonathan Tobin, in "The power of ideas", in The Jerusalem Post (29 September 2009)
God Wills, man dreams, the work is born.Original: Deus quer, o homem sonha, a obra nasce.
Do not be troubled by St. Bernard's saying that "Hell is full of good intentions and Wills."Francis de Sales, letter to Madame de Chantal. (1605). Letter XII, p. 70. Selections from the Spiritual Letters of S. Francis de Sales. Translation by the author of "A Dominican Artist." Letter LXXIV in Blaise ed. Quoted also in Letter XXII, Book II. of Leonard's ed. (1726). Collet's La Vraie et Solide Piété, Part I, Chapter LXXV.
As the flowers follow the sun, and silently hold up their petals to be tinted and enlarged by its shining, so must we, if we would know the joy of God, hold our souls, Wills, hearts, and minds, still before Him, whose voice commands, whose love warns, whose truth makes fair our whole being.' God speaks for the most part in such silence only. If the soul be full of tumult and jangling voices, His voice is little likely to be heard.Alexander Maclaren, p. 559. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
What disturbs us in this world is not " trouble," but our opposition to trouble. The true source of all that frets and irritates and wears away our lives, is not in external things, but in the resistance of our Wills to the will of God expressed by external things.Alexander Maclaren, p. 588. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
I will see you tomorrow, if God Wills it.Who: Pope John Paul I, an hour before he died of a heart attack.
Despise not death , but welcome it, for nature Wills it like all else.Marcus Aurelius, in Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment: Volume ..., p.482
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