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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Will
 
A man’s will is his heaven.  Danish.  1
A man who will can do more than ten who must.  German.  2
A power over a man’s substance amounts to a power over his will.  Hamilton in the Federalist.  3
A will is wealth’s last caprice.  Bulwer.  4
Everything depends on will in this world.  5
Good table, bad will.  Portuguese.  6
He may make his will upon his nail for anything he has to give.  7
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.  Butler.  8
He that doeth what he will, doth not what he ought.  9
I owe much, I have nothing; I bequeath the rest to the poor.  Rabelais.  10
None want judgment to confirm their will.  Pope.  11
Naething is difficult to a well-willed man.  12
Self will burn in hell.  German.  13
Take the will for the deed.  14
The will does it.  German.  15
The will gives the work its name.  German.  16
The will is everything.  Italian.  17
The will is taken for the deed.  French.  18
The will is the soul of the work.  German.  19
To him that wills ways are not wanting.  20
When the will is prompt the legs are nimble.  Italian.  21
When there’s a will there’s a way.  22
When you cannot what you will, will what you can.  Modern Greek.  23
Where the will is ready the feet are light.  24
Where there is no want of will there will be no want of opportunity.  Spanish.  25
Where there is a will there is a way.  Italian, Spanish.  26
Will is power.  27
Will is the cause of woe.  28
Will without reason is blind, and against reason is mad.  29
Ye maun take the will for the deed.  30
 
 
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