William James

1842 - 1910

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.

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 existence, happiness, respect, and tolerance

Regarding mutual tolerance: It is negative in one sense, but positive in another. It absolutely forbids us to be forward in pronouncing on the meaninglessness of forms of existence other than our own; and it commands us to tolerate, respect, and indulge those whom we see harmlessly interested and happy in their own ways, however unintelligible these may be to us. Hands off . . . .

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on men and power

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Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by William James on prayer and worry

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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