A Quote by William James on attitude, character, and thought

I have often thought that the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it came upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: "This is the real me!"

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Letters of William James, 1920, To his wife, Alice Gibbons James, 1878

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