the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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used to say that a person wants to do something but cannot from lack of strength or energy often used humorouslyI try to get up early and exercise, though sometimes the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

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“The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20spirit%20is%20willing%20but%20the%20flesh%20is%20weak. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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