A Quote by William James on habits, psychology, and intention

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one have not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1

Contributed by: Brian