William James

William James

American philosopher

Lived from: 1842-1910

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: William James

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    It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
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    It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
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    It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
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    Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
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    Lord, deliver me from the person who never makes a mistake, and also from the person who makes the same mistake twice.
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    Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
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    Man lives for science as well as bread.
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    Men's activities are occupied into ways - in grappling with external circumstances and in striving to set things at one in their own topsy-turvy mind.
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    Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
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    Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
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    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.
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    Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
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    One thing that ideas do is to contradict other ideas and keep us from believing them.
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    Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
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    Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.