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The uneasiness of Desire determines the Will.       §33. Good and Evil, present and absent, ’tis true, work upon
the mind: But that which immediately determines the Will, from
time to time, to every voluntary Action, is the uneasiness of desire,
fixed on some absent good, either negative, as indolency to one in
pain; or positive, as enjoyment of pleasure. That it is this uneasiness,
that determines the Will to the successive voluntary actions,
whereof the greatest part of our Lives is made up, and by which we
are conducted through different courses to different ends, I shall
endeavour to shew both from Experience, and the reason of the
thing.
Locke Hum II, 21, §33, p. 252