“Will”

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From Faith and Action (1938) by Helmut Stellrecht for the Hitler Youth:


Will is the force inside you that commands. You may hesitate from weariness, anxiety,
weakness. Will lifts you over every barrier and orders you to do what your feelings and understanding tell you to do.

§ A man without will is like a machine without power. It is useless. But “where there is a will, there is a way,” and where a will orders, it is obeyed, whether a person follows his own will or men follow the will of a leader.

§ Where there is faith that comes from strength, it is will that gives it the push.

§ Exercise your will so that it is as taut and ready as a drawn bowstring, ready to let loose in the moment it should, neither a second too late nor a second too early. Exercise your will in little things until it is strong enough to bring from you that which Germany expects.

2 Replies on ““Will”

  1. Oh, how fervently I wish that there was such great leadership in the US that could inspire/would be allowed to inspire an American Youth organization with such values as that that was taught the Hitler Youth.