Tag: Will (home)

And always I was to be punished for my sins by my sins themselves, and to realize, at least obscurely, that I was being so punished and burn in the flames of my own hell, and rot in the hell of my own corrupt will until I was forced at last, by my own intense misery, to give up my own will.

permalink source: Thomas Merton, Seven Storey Mountain 155
tags: Despair, Surrender, Will

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.

permalink source: Flower A. Newhouse
tags: Discipline, Intelligence, Will

Your conscience never stops you from doing anything. It just stops you from enjoying it.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Conscience, Will

One can say: "I will, but my body does not obey me"; but not: "My will does not obey me".

permalink source: Augustine
tags: Discipline, Desire, Will

For no particularly good reason, Brett Banfe decided to stop speaking for a year. In addition to raising some money for charity, perhaps his feat proves an important point: you can do whatever you decide to do. The Miami Herald Story: http://www.miami.com/herald/content/news/national/digdocs/098688.htm

permalink source: Positive Press
tags: Silence, Will