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The moment that we introduce the operation of human volition and activity, that, too, becomes one of the factors of "survival."
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The only genuine act of volition is that in which all the obscure forces of our nature take part.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
He ran not of his own conscious volition; he was killed while bravely advancing; he died while retreating.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
In so far as Pike protracted this exploration of his own volition, it forms Pt.
THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, VOLUME I (OF 3)ELLIOTT COUES
Should we not say that actions are subject to Necessity, whilst the preliminary volition and reasoning are independent?
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 3PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
I have often thought that, apart from our own volition, each set of nerves and fibres in our being has a will of its own.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
To move hand or foot, or even so much as one finger, would have been an exertion beyond the powers of either volition or motion.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
Yet her right hand as though endowed with a volition of its own was tightening its grasp upon the hilt of the knife.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
The influence we seem to exercise over bodies by will is only apparent; volition and action only accompany one another.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
Any woman who feels the need of a club can start one, and once started it will grow of its own volition and justify its existence.
THE COMPLETE CLUB BOOK FOR WOMENCAROLINE FRENCH BENTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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