the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
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From The Bible account of Jesus' last night in Gethsemane. Matthew Ch.26:41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
- (proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.
achieving something is made impossible by frailty