A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, character, personality, greatness, aristoi, challenge, will, and soul

Someone who has reduced his mind and life and soul and personality to meager or minor things -- someone marked by "mikropsychia" or in Latin "pusillanimitas" -- has a petty-souled outlook on life that no one but him ingrained in him. It is not great wealth or great power that makes a man "great," but "makropsychia" or "magnanimitas," great-souledness, a distinctively aristic virtue, a primal determination to rupture the finite and reductivist structures that habits and mechanical intellect tend to erect in our lives. The lust of most people to live in a trivialized and finitized or ordinarized world is patent; it is a way of achieving security, making oneself safe from threats, challenges, criticisms. And the lust of aristoi to live in a world of greatness, of monumental issues and questions that are made of the kind of bronze that will endure for ages to come, that is also patent: it is a way for capacious souls to furnish their minds with just the right scale or magnitude of challenges, of intellectual and moral instruments with the right heft for their wills to wield.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by unknown on life, exercise, will, and mind

one will only go as far as theyre willing to.... but hey it's exercise!!


Source: ma mind

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A Quote by Marion Wright Edelman on change, can, and will

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Edelman

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on battle, will, and automatic behavior

Our aim is to realize the suprahuman state by awakening and uniting the Permanent Witness with that of the highest Self.

            ...To pursue this path without being deflected, the first requirement is the gradual destruction of automatic behavior, by learning to recognize the drama which is fought out in a human being, to know the combatants and their weapons.

            This drama is the duel between the two wills, the Personal Will and the Will to the Light.

            Many human beings know nothing of this drama: those whose brain-consciousness makes so much noise that the two witnesses cannot be heard.  In these, who are legion, the Automatic Self reigns uncontrolled, having nothing to restrain it but an atavistic moral sense and the conventional religious or social rules of its education.  Moral problems, for such people, can only be a choice between obeying their established moral code and breaking it at the bidding of self-interest or instinct.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 39

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A Quote by Jim Collins on will, humility, leadership, ceo, and success

The best CEOs in our research display tremendous ambition for their company combined with the stoic will to do whatever it takes, no matter how brutal (within the bounds of the company's core values), to make the company great. Yet at the same time they display a remarkable humility about themselves, ascribing much of their own success to luck, discipline and preparation rather than personal genius.

Jim Collins

Source: Q&A with management guru Jim Collins: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/02/19/8400260/index.htm

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A Quote by Mark Twain on courage, fight, will, dog, and size

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: English teacher

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A Quote by David Bohm on possible, impossible, and will

If you think something is impossible to do, you are bringing in necessity by saying that it necessarily can't be done.  Therefore, you can't do it and you will not try.  So the assumption that something is impossible may well trap you into making it impossible.  On the other hand, you may assume something is possible which is not, and just batter your head on a stone wall.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 69

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on will, die, and move

Willing to die you give up your will; keep still, until moved by what moves all else, you move.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

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A Quote by Brihadaranyaka Upanishads on desire, will, deed, and destiny

You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your wil is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your DESTINY.

Brihadaranyaka Upanishads

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