|Hope you enjoy the following quotes written by William James
"These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe
that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
"This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it."
"Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with
sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance
"To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known,
to have awareness of one's being added to that being."
"To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions
any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any
element that is directly experienced."
"To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly."
"To spend life for something which outlasts it."
"To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal."
"Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts
and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes
pass so long as nobody refuses them."
"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the
consequences of any misfortune."
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
"Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together;
and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of
the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not."
"An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several
all equally possible."
"An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force
"Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first
step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
"Begin to be now what you will be hereafter."
"Belief creates the actual fact."
"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different
speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."
"Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking
bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in
the plastic state."
"Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not
do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not
unnerved and untrained to stand the test."
"Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full
month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not."
"Man can alter his life by altering his thinking."
"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think
"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've
got a second."
"No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter
how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every
concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected
for the better."
"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted
"One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion
of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental
demon of uncharitable feeling."
"Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where
we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain
lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their
"Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It
is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout."
"Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters
this is most the case."
"Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call
it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted
from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness
"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results."
Written by William James
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