William James

William James

American philosopher

Lived from: 1842-1910

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: William James

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    A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
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    A great many
    people think they are thinking when they are rearranging their prejudices.
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    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
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    Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
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    A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
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    A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
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    Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
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    Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
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    Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.
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    Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
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    Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
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    An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
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    As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
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    Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
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    Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
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