“Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation – do what’s right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It’s central, in fact, to civilisation.”
Roy F. Baumeister, in an interview with Jon Henley about his book Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength, February 2012.
Source: The Guardian
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