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Willingness Quotes

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A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Humor

Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
- Angela Merkel

In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat
if it looks like you're not cheating.
I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The understanding of art depends finally upon one's
willingness to extend one's humanity and one's knowledge of human life.
- Ralph Ellison

There really is a camaraderie among chefs and a willingness
to help out whenever we can.
- Rocco DiSpirito

For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual:
It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ,
and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church.
- Maggie Gallagher

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those
that you care for to be what they choose for themselves
without any insistence that they satisfy you.
- Wayne Dyer

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger,
and a mental willingness to endure it.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability
to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence,
would then the faith be dead?
- Clifford D. Simak

Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive
any number of hits on the nose.
- Wilfred Owen

You need the willingness to fail all the time.
- John Backus

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
- Marianne Williamson

The struggle to get weapons is continuous,
but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel
displaying a willingness for peace.
- Yitzhak Rabin

The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual
willingness to exchange views,
and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there
is the willingness to think.
- Chuck Jones

Israel's willingness to cooperate closely with the U.S.
in protecting American interests in the region altered
her image in the eyes of many officials in Washington.
- Yitzhak Rabin

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
- Robert Anthony

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret
than our willingness to choose life.
- Leo Buscaglia

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought
of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

I have numerous people who have expressed a willingness to be plaintiffs.
- Michael Newdow

I think that the good and the great are only separated
by the willingness to sacrifice.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us
to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
- Barbara Jordan

Conversion is a complete surrender to Jesus.
It's a willingness to do what he wants you to do.
- Billy Sunday

Willingness to be damned for the glory of God.
- Samuel Hopkins

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root

By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency,
there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures
to try to deal with the inflation.
- Paul A. Volcker

Willingness to change is a strength,
even if it means plunging part of the company into
total confusion for a while.
- Jack Welch

The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw
out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
- Bram Cohen

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness
to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -
and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly

Love is not a feeling of happiness.
Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
- Michael Novak

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's
own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

Jazz really does try to include everything.
It's always been popular music.
But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.
- Madeleine Peyroux

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe,
but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
- Ambrose Bierce

The time has come to underscore the fact that our and
others' rights are contingent on our willingness to assert and defend them.
- John Charles Polanyi

Through our willingness to help others we can learn
to be happy rather than depressed.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness
to listen and compromise on issues.
- Dennis Moore

The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice
for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
- Jeff Miller

I don't think that bravery is about skin.
Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
- Richard Gere

It does not require great learning to be a Christian
and be convinced of the truth of the Bible.
It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.
- Albert Barnes

But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would
be very wary of any military action in the light of
Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.
- George Carey

The same tools that make any writer good,
plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.
- Fred Saberhagen

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is
just the ability or the willingness to learn.
- Charlie Sheen

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness
to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem.
That is why young children, before they are aware of
their own self-importance,
learn so easily.
- Thomas Szasz

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence,
courage and willingness to serve.
When we deny people the chance to serve because of
their sexual orientation,
we deprive them of their rights of citizenship,
and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
- Diane Feinstein

It doesn't matter how much you want.
What really matters is how much you want it.
The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter
was much as does the willingness to solve it.
- Ralph Marston

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.
If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise,
since everyone suffers.
To suffering must be added mourning,
understanding,
patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Certainly since then many people have taken a lot of
those ideas and ridden them for years and years and
made careers out of them.
Part of that is willingness to do the kind of work
that I wasn't willing to do.
Get into a van and cover the country.
- Arto Lindsay

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world.
Hope, in this deep and powerful sense,
is not the same as joy that things are going well,
or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success,
but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
- Vaclav Havel

Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half
the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others.
The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their
different insights and perspectives,
the more they will be magnetized to join us.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

That the work involved, the willingness to take chances,
the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy,
was more important than becoming famous,
or even what I was dancing.
- Suzanne Farrell

I think that's the main threat in Bosnia and Rwanda and Zaire.
There doesn't seem to be much willingness to engage
these problems unless they directly affect national security interests.
- John Pomfret

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how
to bring about the occasions that let people have that
first-person experience -
or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see
human continuity as opposed to total threat,
total willingness to do violence.
- Stanley Crouch

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common:
it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the
major anxiety of their people in their time.
This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity
in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life
which springs from their cheerful willingness to let
life take the form it will.
- Alistair Cooke

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament
to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly.
The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record
of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness
to put aside any political agenda.
- Bennie Thompson

Don't let that weapon technology proliferate.
Don't let Saddam Hussein get capability for nuclear or chemical weapons,
because he's already shown a willingness to use any weapon at his disposal.
- John Sununu

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness
to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
This is the principle behind lotteries,
dating, and religion.
- Scott Adams

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk
excess on behalf of one's obsessions,
is what distinguishes artists from entertainers,
and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
- John Updike

The Vietnamese have a secret weapon.
It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill.
In effect, they've been saying, You can kill us,
but you'll have to kill a lot of us;
you may have to kill all of us.
And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that.
- George Wald

Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities,
a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to
be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true,
I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair.
- Wentworth Miller

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness
to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at.
This simple process of focusing on things that are
normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
- Edward de Bono

Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away,
the creative spirit of good photography dies with it.
Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt


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