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There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.


William James

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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
Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agree...
WILLIAM JAMES