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Definition of Volition


  1. The act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will.
  2. The result of an act or exercise of choosing or willing; a state of choice.
  3. The power of willing or determining; will.

Volition Quotations

The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.

Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.
Yann Martel

We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind.
Helena Blavatsky

And this we should believe: that hope and volition can bring us closer to our ultimate goal: justice for all, injustice for no-one.
Eyvind Johnson

When we watch a play under the standard circumstances, we've lost volition and time is passing. A still play feels like an existential threat.
Richard Greenberg
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Volition Translations

volition in Swedish is vilja
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