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William James Quotes

Philosopher, Psychologist
Born On
1842-01-11
Died On
1910-08-26
Birth Place
New York City, New York
Death Place
Tamworth, New Hampshire
Birth Sign
capricorn
Father
Henry James Sr.
Spouse
Alice Gibbens
Nationality
American
Education
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

William James

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.

William James

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.

William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James

An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.

William James

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

William James

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

The best use of life is to invest it in something which will out last life.

William James

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.

William James

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

William James

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

William James

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

William James

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

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 unchar

William James

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

William James

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.

William James

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.

William James

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

William James

Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.

William James

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

William James

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

William James

We don't laugh because we're happy, we're happy because we laugh.

William James

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.

William James

To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.

William James

Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.

William James

Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.

William James