(◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)♡ try 1ClickFB.com download facebook videos

From a pragmatic point of view, the difference between living against a background of foreigness (an indifferent Universe) and one of intimacy (a benevolent Universe) means the difference between a general habit of wariness and one of trust.


William James

  Email Quote to Friends   Link to Quote   Create Short URL  Publish Text About This Quote   Share on Facebook, Twitter, and more
  See Recommended Quotes For You

Related

I'm not saying that I'm better than anyone... I'm just saying that I'm one-of-a-kind.
C LIONG
I'm not saying that I'm better than anyone... I'm just saying that I'm one-of-a-kind.
C LIONG
Never give up on you. In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different.
JOHNNIE DENT JR.
The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you...
FREDRIK BACKMAN
Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.
AVIS COREA
You must save what you can of your life; you musn't lose it all simply because you've lost a part.
HENRY JAMES
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY
All concepts of making a point is another failure of communication.
DEYTH BANGER
We die a day at a time
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
The school year progressed slowly. I felt as if I had been in the sixth grade for years, yet it was ...
LUCY GREALY
The norm which the society at large has set today categorically is in the form of preventive measure...
HENRIETTA NEWTON MARTIN LEGAL CONSULTANT
Walking the rugged trail of the unknown destiny can be filled with walls crashing and cracks on the ...
GARY F EVANS...
I can see you have a great deal of water in your personality. Water never waits. It changes shape an...
ARTHUR GOLDEN
كنت أصمت أذعن لمصيري. أحمل دميتي,أنزع ملابسها, أشد شعره...
مليكة مستظرف
A person of value have skill, a vision & a deep desire to achieve what they dream for. Happiness com...
DR ANIL KUMAR SINHA
To have a pet in the family is to invite good health into your lives.It brings happiness to all and ...
GARY F EVANS...
The worth of a person’s quote is in his or her heart where it takes the birth and the value of the...
ANUJ SOMANY
The value of a consultant;An outsider can see what an insider cannot see or has decided to ignore.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
A man of guilt acknowledges and changes himself immediately on being hinted slightly about his fault...
ANUJ SOMANY
It makes you wonder why the human race can be so selfish and self-centered sometimes, when on cold w...
GARY F EVANS...
A family is like a card game, on one hand, you can get a really bad hand and on the other, your hand...
GARY F EVANS...
I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.
SARAH J. MAAS
You do what you love, what you need
SARAH J. MAAS
You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat.
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
And Hermione was struggling to her feet in the wreckage, and three red-headed men were grouped on th...
J.K. ROWLING
He Is Not Dead

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
From the day after we lose someone, how we lost them doesn't matter. All that matters now is that th...
CHAD PELLEY
When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.
MADELINE MILLER
It hurts when they're gone. And it doesn't matter if it's slow or fast, whether it's a long drawn-ou...
WALTER MOSLEY
He thinks he'll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain...
SARAH J. MAAS
The issue isn't whether he loved you, it's how much. Too much. Love can be poison
SARAH J. MAAS
I turned.
Rhysand leaned against the archway into the sitting room, arms crossed, wings nowhere...
SARAH J. MAAS
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold ...
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Hodor," said Hodor.
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
She made a fence of phrases, which seemed a treachery to herself.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
We Are All Infinite
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
You can't just sit there and put everyone's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You ...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
There's nothing like the deep breathes after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore st...
STHEPHEN CHBOSKY
no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks, when the teacher rings the bell, drop...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them.
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Whoever said that loss gets easier with time was a liar. Here's what really happens: The spaces betw...
KRISTIN O'DONNELL TUBB
When his wife was at his side, she was also in front of him, marking out the horizon of his life. No...
MILAN KUNDERA
But surely Uncle Akbar could not be dead as they were dead? There must be something indestructible ...
M.M. KAYE
I’d give in to the grief but make sure I wasn’t loud enough to draw attention from those who thi...
ADAM SILVERA
She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just ...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
I saw other people there. Old men sitting alone. Young girls with blue eye shadow and awkward jaws. ...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
That one moment when you know you are not a sad story. You are ALIVE.
STEPHAN CHBOSKY
Somos quienes somos por un montón de razones.Quizás nunca conozcamos la mayoría de ellas.Pero aun...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
I know these will all be stories some day, and our pictures will become old photographs. We all beco...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
The inscription on his gravestone had felt so wholly insufficient the moment she saw it. Just a name...
STUART NADLER
Death is tough for the people left behind on earth.
PRATEEKSHA MALIK
People in the real world always say, when something terrible happens, that the sadness and loss and ...
FREDRIK BACKMAN
I love my mom so much. I don't care if that's corny to say. I think on my next birthday, I'm going t...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Ambos dijeron que tomara asiento y parecían hablar en serio, así que me senté.
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
(All the grief she had suffered over her lifetime had moulded her face into a mask of eternal sadnes...
JEAN SASSON
I was very grateful to have heard it again. Because I guess we all forget sometimes. And I think eve...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
I don't know the significance of this, but I find it very interesting.
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybewe'll never know most of them.
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Because death is the only thing that could have ever kept him from you.
ALLY CARTER
Kehidupan perempuan itu sembilan bagian kacau dan satu bagian ajaib, kau akan segera mengetahuinya.....
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
That boy had wanted to be Ser Arthur Dayne, but someplace along the way he had become the Smiling Kn...
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
She was scarcely a year older than I was, dark-haired, slender, with a face that would break your he...
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Jaime smiled knowingly. Men will read all sorts of things into a knowing smile if you let them.
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
You're still lovely," Mor said a bit gently.
Elain offered a half smile. "I suppose that war m...
SARAH J. MAAS
it's okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.
STEPHEN CHOBOSKY
I just want silence... nothing less... nothing more.
DEYTH BANGER
If you play football, then for every goal that you score, ask your self, what is the 'grudge of a li...
APURVA GAGLANI
I’m caught between trying to live my life, and trying to run from it.
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
Each man lives in his own universe and when he dies the world is over
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
Like a deep sad note
played beneath the ocean
waving through the orb
the memories of ...
PAWAN MISHRA
Knowledge causes depression and a lot of pressure.
DEYTH BANGER
Be yourself and people will like you.
JEFF KINNEY
The best person I know is Myself.
JEFF KINNEY
I don't want to be somebody's crush.if somebody likes me, i want them to like the real me, not what ...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
This is going to take a while. I'm a fantasy author. We have trouble with the concept of brevity.
BRANDON SANDERSON
I don’t want to start thinking again. Not like I have this last week. I can’t think again. Not e...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it felt...
STEPHEN CHBOSKY
لم يكن بمقدوري سوى الهروب إلى عالمي الخاص: إلى الحلم. أت...
مليكة مستظرف
Noseless and Handless, the Lannister Boys.
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
From the point of view of wealth, there is no difference between need, comfort and pleasure
MICHEL FOUCAULT
I am often asked how it is that I am able to value people to such a deep degree. Apparently, I exhib...
C. JOYBELL C.
[Charlie is dying:]
After what seemed a long while, but hadn’t been, Marsh gave Paulette’s ...
EDWARD FAHEY
Until Einstein (roughly), THE universe of Newton was, for us, THE universe. With Einstein, it became...
ALFRED KORZYBSKI
Empathy is the new measurement of everything. It doesn't matter what religion you have, what God you...
C. JOYBELL C.
I want to share this bed with you, though," I breathed. "I want you to hold me."
Stars flicker...
SARAH J. MAAS
The nature of the universe probably depends heavily on who is the actual protagonist. Lately I've be...
WIL MCCARTHY
Making a difference is a point of view. For a universe, you can be a simple individual. But for some...
1 MINUTO NA PALMA DA MãO
The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.
ROB LIANO
Only those who'd changed could see things from a different point of view.
TOBA BETA
Loss is like a wind, it either carries you to a new destination or it traps you in an ocean of stagn...
VAL UCHENDU
I'm fucking the grave, I thought, I'm bringing the dead back to life...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Lo que quiero conseguir del curso en la universidad es algún conocimiento sobre la mejor manera de ...
L.M. MONTGOMERY
Marlena's body was found on November 19, and so I consider that the anniversary of her death, though...
JULIE BUNTIN
What is the difference between an amateur and a professional? One of them is predictable.
VICTOR BLAZEVIC
Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complime...
STEPHEN FRY
When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.
SARAH J. MAAS
I was not prey any longer, I decided as I eased up to that door.
And I was not a mouse.
I ...
SARAH J. MAAS

More William James

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the ph...
WILLIAM JAMES
We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simpl...
WILLIAM JAMES
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
WILLIAM JAMES
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
WILLIAM JAMES
We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh.
WILLIAM JAMES
Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.
WILLIAM JAMES
We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can...in the...
WILLIAM JAMES
Mankind's common instinct for reality has always held the world to be essentially a theatre for hero...
WILLIAM JAMES
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
WILLIAM JAMES
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
WILLIAM JAMES
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our...
WILLIAM JAMES
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.
WILLIAM JAMES
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for ...
WILLIAM JAMES
A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
WILLIAM JAMES
Men's activities are occupied into ways -- in grappling with external circumstances and in striving ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical facult...
WILLIAM JAMES
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he f...
WILLIAM JAMES
We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so who...
WILLIAM JAMES
Every time a resolve or fine glow of feeling evaporates without bearing fruit, it is worse than a ch...
WILLIAM JAMES
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious...
WILLIAM JAMES
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
WILLIAM JAMES
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power
WILLIAM JAMES
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
WILLIAM JAMES
Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his att...
WILLIAM JAMES
Spiritual energy flows in and produces effects in the phenomenal world.
WILLIAM JAMES
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
WILLIAM JAMES
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
WILLIAM JAMES
To spend life for something which outlasts it.
WILLIAM JAMES
How can the moribund old man reason back to himself the romance, the mystery, the imminence of great...
WILLIAM JAMES
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his at...
WILLIAM JAMES
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sym...
WILLIAM JAMES
A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid ...
WILLIAM JAMES
There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saint...
WILLIAM JAMES
The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breath...
WILLIAM JAMES
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholes...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
WILLIAM JAMES
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perce...
WILLIAM JAMES
Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us.
WILLIAM JAMES
Do every day or two something for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
WILLIAM JAMES
We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue...
WILLIAM JAMES
My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will.
WILLIAM JAMES
The belief in free-will is not in the least incompatible with the belief in Providence, provided you...
WILLIAM JAMES
To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not direc...
WILLIAM JAMES
You cannot fly like an eagle with wings of a wren.
WILLIAM JAMES
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for our...
WILLIAM JAMES
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task
WILLIAM JAMES
For him who confesses, shams are over and realities have begun; he has exteriorized his rottenness. ...
WILLIAM JAMES
In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
WILLIAM JAMES
Evil is a disease; and worry over disease is itself an additional form of disease, which only adds t...
WILLIAM JAMES
If there is anything I hate, it is collecting.
WILLIAM JAMES
"Intellectualism" is the belief that our mind comes upon a world complete in itself, and has the dut...
WILLIAM JAMES
The conceptions acquired before thirty remain usually the only ones we ever gain.
WILLIAM JAMES
Truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good, and co...
WILLIAM JAMES
Faith is one of the forces by which men live, and the total absence of it means collapse.
WILLIAM JAMES
The question of free will is insoluble on strictly psychological grounds
WILLIAM JAMES
Free Will does not say that everything that is physically conceivable is also morally possible. It m...
WILLIAM JAMES
No one has insight into all the ideals. No one should presume to judge them off-hand. The pretension...
WILLIAM JAMES
There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no di...
WILLIAM JAMES
In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering.
WILLIAM JAMES
Tell him to live by yes and no -- yes to everything good, no to everything bad.
WILLIAM JAMES
Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.
WILLIAM JAMES
To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's be...
WILLIAM JAMES
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have i...
WILLIAM JAMES
To change one’s life:
1. Start immediately.
2. Do it flamboyantly.
3. No excepti...
WILLIAM JAMES
Now, my dear little girl, you have come to an age when the inward life develops and when some people...
WILLIAM JAMES
See the exquisite contrast of the types of mind! The pragmatist clings to facts and concreteness, ob...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
WILLIAM JAMES
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
WILLIAM JAMES
Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of o...
WILLIAM JAMES
I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most int...
WILLIAM JAMES
As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, c...
WILLIAM JAMES
The further limits of our being plunge, it seems to me, into an altogether other dimension of existe...
WILLIAM JAMES
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
WILLIAM JAMES
Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
WILLIAM JAMES
I am often confronted by the necessity of standing by one of my empirical selves and relinquishing t...
WILLIAM JAMES
We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We p...
WILLIAM JAMES
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
WILLIAM JAMES
Give up the feeling of responsibility, let go your hold, resign the care of your destiny to higher p...
WILLIAM JAMES
If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained... it is no better than a g...
WILLIAM JAMES
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular me...
WILLIAM JAMES
Belief creates the actual fact.
WILLIAM JAMES
If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
WILLIAM JAMES
A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes...
WILLIAM JAMES
Often quoted in forms that correspond only loosely to Hugo's original words, for example: No army ca...
WILLIAM JAMES
If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
WILLIAM JAMES
The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
WILLIAM JAMES
Hardly ever can a youth transferred to the society of his betters unlearn the nasality and other vic...
WILLIAM JAMES
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
WILLIAM JAMES
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appe...
WILLIAM JAMES
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
WILLIAM JAMES
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
WILLIAM JAMES
A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
WILLIAM JAMES
When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all respon...
WILLIAM JAMES
The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to...
WILLIAM JAMES
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
WILLIAM JAMES
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his att...
WILLIAM JAMES
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other phil...
WILLIAM JAMES
The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man's thoughts and another's.
WILLIAM JAMES
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
WILLIAM JAMES
Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to length...
WILLIAM JAMES
The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
WILLIAM JAMES
There is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied on to do, and that is, to contradict other ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this su...
WILLIAM JAMES
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the act...
WILLIAM JAMES
Footnotes -- little dogs yapping at the heels of the text
WILLIAM JAMES
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
WILLIAM JAMES
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
WILLIAM JAMES
We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.
WILLIAM JAMES
I am against bigness and greatness in all their forms, and with the invisible molecular moral forces...
WILLIAM JAMES
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical facult...
WILLIAM JAMES
Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as lit...
WILLIAM JAMES
In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering.
WILLIAM JAMES
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Despair lames most people, but it wakes others fully up.
WILLIAM JAMES
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments ma...
WILLIAM JAMES
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible
WILLIAM JAMES
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision
WILLIAM JAMES
Truths emerge from facts, but they dip forward into facts again and add to them; which facts again c...
WILLIAM JAMES
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.
WILLIAM JAMES
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
WILLIAM JAMES
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
WILLIAM JAMES
Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would giv...
WILLIAM JAMES
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.
WILLIAM JAMES
New habits can be launched . . . on condition of there being new stimuli and new excitements.
WILLIAM JAMES
Ninety-nine hundredths or, possibly, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousandths of our activity is pur...
WILLIAM JAMES
Despair lames most people, but it wakes others fully up.
WILLIAM JAMES
Our minds thus grow in spots; and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as lit...
WILLIAM JAMES
Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.
WILLIAM JAMES
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact
WILLIAM JAMES
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
WILLIAM JAMES
Algebra is a form of low cunning.
WILLIAM JAMES
Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur th...
WILLIAM JAMES
We keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can...
WILLIAM JAMES
Science must constantly be reminded that her purposes are not the only purposes and that the order o...
WILLIAM JAMES
Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being.
WILLIAM JAMES
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible; and as the t...
WILLIAM JAMES
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiment...
WILLIAM JAMES
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
WILLIAM JAMES
Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
WILLIAM JAMES
[D]o every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty, so that, when the hour of d...
WILLIAM JAMES
An outree explanation, violating all our preconceptions, would never pass for a true account of a no...
WILLIAM JAMES
What do believers in the Absolute mean by saving that their belief affords them comfort? They mean t...
WILLIAM JAMES
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our c...
WILLIAM JAMES
Why may we not be in the universe, as our dogs and cats are in our drawingrooms and libraries?
WILLIAM JAMES
Belief and doubt are living attitudes, and involve conduct on our part. Our only way, for example, o...
WILLIAM JAMES
Man, biologically considered, and whatever else he may be in the bargain, is simply the most formida...
WILLIAM JAMES
We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We p...
WILLIAM JAMES
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dre...
WILLIAM JAMES
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
WILLIAM JAMES
For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also...
WILLIAM JAMES
I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those t...
WILLIAM JAMES
Fatalism, whose solving word in all crises of behavior is All striving is vain, will never reign sup...
WILLIAM JAMES
Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
WILLIAM JAMES
Failure, then, failure! so the world stamps us at every turn. We strew it with our blunders, our mis...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their...
WILLIAM JAMES
We, the lineal representatives of the successful enactors of one scene of slaughter after another, m...
WILLIAM JAMES
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
WILLIAM JAMES
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments ma...
WILLIAM JAMES
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of char...
WILLIAM JAMES
There is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!
WILLIAM JAMES
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
WILLIAM JAMES
For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which a...
WILLIAM JAMES
Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
WILLIAM JAMES
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
WILLIAM JAMES
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to b...
WILLIAM JAMES
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is o...
WILLIAM JAMES
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
WILLIAM JAMES
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
WILLIAM JAMES
To change one's life: 1. Starte immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions. -William Jame...
WILLIAM JAMES
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our...
WILLIAM JAMES
Beyond the very extremity of fatigue distress, amounts of ease and power that we never dreamed ourse...
WILLIAM JAMES
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor i...
WILLIAM JAMES
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
WILLIAM JAMES
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common ha...
WILLIAM JAMES
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
WILLIAM JAMES
This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error, however, is not new.
WILLIAM JAMES
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
WILLIAM JAMES
Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
WILLIAM JAMES
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments ma...
WILLIAM JAMES
Get but that "peace of God which passeth understanding," and the questions of the understanding will...
WILLIAM JAMES
The exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess Success is our national disease.
WILLIAM JAMES
First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and...
WILLIAM JAMES
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and i...
WILLIAM JAMES
The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker can feel ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own peculiar ways...
WILLIAM JAMES
Cramming seeks to stamp things in by intense application immediately before the ordeal. But a thing ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is...
WILLIAM JAMES
The highest flights of charity, devotion, trust, patience, bravery to which the wings of human natur...
WILLIAM JAMES
An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said in my hearing: 'There is very little difference ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
WILLIAM JAMES