ideas

A Quote by William James on facts, ideas, and truth

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.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: Pragmatism

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on greatness, ideas, and mind

He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Feather on ideas, jobs, and men

Some men never master anything other than the details of a job. Others master the main idea back of the job.

William Feather (1889 - 1981)

Source: notes

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A Quote by William Feather on ideas, energy, and wealth

Wealth flows from energy and ideas.

William Feather (1889 - 1981)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on earth, ideas, influence, and thought

Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth. One great thought breathed into a man may regenerate him.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on conscience, conviction, depression, duty, force, future, god, goodness, happiness, heart, ideas, energy, mercy, obedience, patience, peace, perfection, preparation, providence, purpose, soul, suffering, temptation, w

Soul Gathers Force It is possible, when the future is dim, when our depressed faculties can form no bright ideas of the perfection and happiness of a better world,-it is possible still to cling to the conviction of God's merciful purpose towards His creatures, of His parental goodness even in suffering, still to feel that the path of duty, though trodden with a heavy heart, leads to peace; still to be true to conscience; still to do our work, to resist temptation, to be useful, though with diminished energy, to give up our wills when we cannot rejoice under God's mysterious providence. In this patient, though uncheered obedience, we become prepared for light. The soul gathers force.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Blake on conscience, ideas, and science

Innate ideas are in every man, born with him; they are truly himself. The man who says that we have no innate ideas must be a fool and knave, having no conscience or innate science.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Bernbach on ideas, magic, and talent

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

William Bernbach (1911 - 1982)

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A Quote by Wilfred A. Peterson on adventure, art, belief, books, courage, curiosity, day, death, dreams, exploring, faith, friendship, heart, ideas, life, men, problems, reading, support, theory, and thinking

A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life; When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons. When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment--to test and try new ways of living and thinking. When he has the flexibility to adjust and adapt himself to the changing patterns of life. When he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to wrestle with the toughest problems. When he has the moral stamina to be steadfast in the support of those men in whom he has faith and those causes in which he believes. When he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints. When he has the nerve to move out of life's shallows and venture forth into the deep. When he keeps his heart young, his expectations high and never allows his dreams to die. When he concludes that a rut is only another name for the grave and that the only way to stay out of the ruts is by living adventurously and staying vitally alive every day of his life.

Wilfred A. Peterson

Source: The art of living, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by W.H. Murray on commitment, creation, ideas, ignorance, planning, providence, and truth

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

W.H. Murray

Source: the journal of his Himalayan expedition

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