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"Will-Power, then, may be defined as the ability to keep a remote desire so vividly in mind that immediate desires which interfere with it are not gratified."
"As long as we keep in the backgrounds of our minds that the will is really an abstraction, there is no harm in speaking of it a good part of the time as if it were an entity and insofar as it can be said to represent a definite and permanent entity, the will may be defined as our desire to be a certain kind of character."
"It is not the 'conscience' in itself, nor the 'evil' desires, that ultimately count it is the relation of the one to the other. The stronger his conscience, or counter-desires, must be the weaker his desires, the less need he has for a strong conscience."