Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.

– Dan Millman


With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.

– Johnny Weissmuller


Indeed, the best way to think of willpower is not as some shapeless behavioral trait but as a sort of psychic muscle, one that can atrophy or grow stronger depending on how it’s used.

– Jeffrey Kluger


I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn’t occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.

– Thor Heyerdahl


In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. - Aleister Crowley


At the end of the day, I don’t need to work, and I think it’s good that I have the drive and willpower to get up and do something in the morning even though I don’t need to.

– Petra Stunt


Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh.

– Ezra Taft Benson


We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.

– George A. Sheehan


When people have a willpower failure, it’s because they haven’t anticipated a situation that’s going to come along.

– Charles Duhigg




I have willpower and determination. I am very resilient, like rock.

– Carnie Wilson


I never had to try as a kid to stay in shape. In a way, there was no willpower involved.

– Jamie Bamber


The achievements of willpower are almost beyond computation. Scarcely anything seems impossible to the man who can will strongly enough and long enough.

– Orison Swett Marden


It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort… to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.

– Michael Moss




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