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Letter "W" » willingness
«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.»
«Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.»
«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.»
«If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.»
«Genius of any kind is the ability and willingness to leave the known world behind and explore new territory.»
«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...»
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
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«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.»
«Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.»
«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.»
Author: Joseph Addison
«For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt»