William James Quotes

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.

William James

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

William James

We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we cant tolerate.

William James

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be

William James

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one\'s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one\'s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.

William James

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James

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

William James

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

William James

These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

Habit is second nature, or rather, ten times nature.

William James

The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers

William James

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making

William James

Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.

William James

If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.

William James

If a man's good for nothing else, he can at least teach philosophy.

William James
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