William James

1842 - 1910

A Quote by William James on self-esteem and success

Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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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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A Quote by William James on emotion and surprises

There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on change and life

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

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on community, impulses, individuality, and sympathy

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on action, emotion, and reason

The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on friendship and world

Whereever you are it is your own friends who make your world.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Thought and Character of William James

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A Quote by William James on life

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The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.

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A Quote by William James on good

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Tell him to live by yes and no - yes to everything good, no to everything bad.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Thought and Character of William James

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A Quote by William James on stupidity

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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