William James Quotes

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

William James

Religious awe is the same organic thrill which we feel in a forest at twilight, or in a mountain gorge

William James

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible

William James

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.

William James

To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.

William James

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

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

Man lives by habits indeed, but what he lives for is thrill and excitements. ... From time immemorial war has been ... the supremely thrilling excitement.

William James

Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration.

William James

Religious awe is the same organic thrill which we feel in a forest at twilight, or in a mountain gorge.

William James

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground.

William James

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

William James

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.

William James

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.

William James

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

William James
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