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TOTD 03 Aug 2001

The personal conviction that one can accomplish a goal increases the likelihood of reaching the goal. The perception of volition or freedom to decide among options constitutes a powerful motivating influence, even when -- or particularly when -- such freedom does not actually exist.

-Wilson Bryan Key, author of The Age of Manipulation : The Con in Confidence, the Sin in Sincere

"Autonomy" is just a fancy word for "self-control."

-Daniel C. Dennett, author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of life

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