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In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.
Lawless are they that make their wills their law.
Psychopaths view any social exchange as a 'feeding opportunity,' a contest or a test of wills in which there can be only one winner. Their motives are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse.
Robert D. Hare
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.
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.
You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I'm just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of 'em.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Actions yield result by the ordinance of God as He wills.
I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
Arnold J. Toynbee
It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Immanuel Kant famously claimed that 'he who wills the ends wills the means,' but he never spent much time in Washington.
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.
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.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.
Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we ourselves.
The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life - he first individualizes.
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys are simply the best band that ever was.
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.
God gives life and he takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die.
Our minds are affected by sin. Our hearts are affected by sin. Our wills are affected by sin. Our bodies are affected by sin.
God has levels of willing and delighting. He wills and delights in things in different ways so that approval and disapproval can coexist without being contradictory, without canceling each other out. I am making the case here for infinite complexity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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