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Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.

All the Pretty Horses
It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will
Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce
Will and intellect are one and the same thing
Wherever any one is against his will, that is to him a prison
The good or ill of man lies within his own will
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self interest
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."