man can do all things if he but wills them."
-- Leon Battista Alberti
us recognize that extreme poverty anywhere is a
threat to human security everywhere. Let us recall
that poverty is a denial of human rights. For the
first time in history, in this age of unprecedented
wealth and technical prowess, we have the power
to save humanity from this shameful scourge. Let
us summon the will to do it."
-- Kofi Annan
test of the artist does not lie in the will with which
he goes to work,
but in the excellence of the work he produces.
-- Thomas Aquinas
is not great talent without great will power."
-- Honore de Balzac
we have the will to make poverty history?
will is the keystone in the arch of human achievement.
It is the culmination of our complex mental faculties.
It is the power that rules minds, men and nations."
-- Thomas Parker Boyd
is needed is a marriage of two impulses, a coupling
of the urge to do something positive with the
willingness to constantly re-evaluate how effectively
our actions lead to our goal - that of ending
-- Harry Chapin
"Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion.
It is not for the timid or weak
is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice.
It is the patience to win."
-- Cesar Chavez
souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."
-- Chinese Proverb
matters is the people. We must ensure that the
United Nations is supported by the people and
that it reflects the will of the people.
-- Anwarul Chowdhury
will and determinism are like a game of cards. The
hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you
play your hand is free will."
-- Norman Cousins
have a complete void of progressive politics in
this country right now. The will of the people goes
ignored and unrealized. I'm searching for the people
that can enter the political system, a strong third
party. We need to consolidate.
-- Ani DiFranco
can withstand the power of the human will
if it is willing to stake its very existence to the
extent of its purpose."
-- Benjamin Disraeli
one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously
willing to have it ...
Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly
droughts to dry up.
Peace is the gift not of volitional struggle but of
-- Harry Emerson Dosdick
does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will."
-- Mohandas K.
"The essence of nonviolence is love. Out of love
and the willingness to act selflessly, strategies,
tactics, and techniques for a nonviolent struggle
arise naturally. Nonviolence is not a dogma; it
is a process."
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
"America has the technology and resources to meet
all its energy needs while safeguarding the earth's
climate. The urgent question now is, 'Do we have
the will?' At least one city does, and I'm proud
to live in it."
~ Denis Hayes
do not lack strength, they lack will."
-- Victor Hugo
in mind this sacred principle, that though the
will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that
the minority possess their equal rights, which
equal law must protect, and to violate would be
-- Thomas Jefferson
world demands the qualities of youth: not a time
of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will,
a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage
over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over
the love of ease."
will to win is not nearly as important as the will to
prepare to win."
-- Bobby Knight
final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him
in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
-- Walter Lippman"
is character in action."
-- William McDougall
is like a game of cards.
The hand that is dealt you represents determinism;
the way you play is your own will."
-- Jawaharlal Nehru
have an obligation and a responsibility to be
investing in our students and our schools. We
must make sure that people who have the grades,
the desire and the will, but not the money, can
still get the best education possible.
-- Barack Obama
many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then
they seem improbable, and then, when we summon
the will, they soon become inevitable.
is the wake-up call to the human will."
-- Anthony Robbins
are capable of regaining our reverence for life,
of replacing the drive to conquer with the will
to cooperate, of remaking our engineered institutions,
including our corporations, into living systems.
purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion
and the will to help others."
things must; man is the only creature that wills."
-- Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You
imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine
and at last you create what you will."
-- George Bernard
are what your deep, driving desire is. As your deep,
driving desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so
is your destiny."
is essential in any initiation or in making any dream
"I can't" often means "I won't." You can change "I won't"
to "I will" with will power."
-- Marcia Wieder
feel like we are at a time of great creativity
if we choose to embrace it as such, if we choose
to engage the will of our imaginations and imagine
another way of being in the world.