Your smile is a messenger of your good will. Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.
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Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
As for courage and will— we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
Words are animals, alive with a will of their own
Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.
— Charles Baudelaire (The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays (Phaidon Arts and Letters))
The war is just when the intention that causes it to be undertaken is just. The will is therefore the principle element that must be considered, not the means... He who intends to kill the guilty sometimes faultlessly shed the blood of the innocents...'
In short, the end justifies the means.
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