There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.
William James (1842 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
To change one's life: 1. Start immediately2. Do it flamboyantly3. No exceptions.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
Source: The Letters of William James, to Carl Stumpf, January 1, 1886
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Source: The Principles of Psychology, 1890
Whereever you are it is your own friends who make your world.
Source: The Thought and Character of William James
The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
Tell him to live by yes and no - yes to everything good, no to everything bad.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?
Source: The Will to Believe
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
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