William James Quotes

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

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

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

Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits

William James

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer

William James

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.

William James
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