Wills Related Quotes



It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion.

Herman Melville


The happiness of man is: I will. The happiness of woman is: he wills.

Friedrich Nietzsche


He who wills believes with a fair amount of certainty that will and action are somehow one; he ascribes the success, the carrying out of the willing, to the will itself, and thereby enjoys an increase of the sensation of power which accompanies all success.

Friedrich Nietzsche


All things must; man is the only creature that wills.

Friedrich Schiller


And yet their wills did not yield, and they struggled on.

J. R. R. Tolkien


There are many stars and a few super-stars in sport. There are champions who bag a coronet now and then, and there are others who dominate some game year after year. In other words there are Bobby Jones and Helen Wills.

Grantland Rice


And woman is the same as horses: two wills act in opposition inside her. With one will she wants to subject herself utterly. With the other she wants to bolt, and pitch her rider to perdition.

D. H. Lawrence


Immanuel Kant famously claimed that 'he who wills the ends wills the means,' but he never spent much time in Washington.

Elliott Abrams


On the much revered family of North American mythology - and a metaphor for the Ruling Alliance: Sacred family! .... The supposed home of all the virtues, where innocent children are tortured into their first falsehoods, where wills are broken by parental tyranny, and self-respect smothered by crowded, jostling egos.

August Strindberg


Our wills and fates do so contrary run, That our devices still are overthrown; Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.

William Shakespeare