William James

1842 - 1910

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 eternity

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

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Letters of William James, to Carl Stumpf, January 1, 1886

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A Quote by William James on art

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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Principles of Psychology, 1890

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A Quote by William James on education, persuasion, present, and world

The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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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.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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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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A Quote by William James on dreams, idealism, and play

Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Will to Believe

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A Quote by William James

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

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on change and life

To change your life: Start immediately; Do it flamboyantly; No exceptions.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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