The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak  

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From The Bible account of Jesus' last night in Gethsemane.

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Proverb

the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

  1. (proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.




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