William James Quotes

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.

William James

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.

William James

ýCommon sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.

William James

Experience has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas

William James

A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed.

William James

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

William James

Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.

William James

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.

William James

Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way

William James

The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.

William James

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

William James

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

William James
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