The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
William James (1842 - 1910)
Contributed by: Zaady
The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action.
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
Whenever two men meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man was the other sees him, and each man as he really is.
Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its veri-fication. Its validity is the process of its valid-ation.
In the deepest heart of all of us there is a corner in which the ultimate mystery of things works sadly.
Source: The Verities of Religious Experience, 1902
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