William James Quotes.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one’s being added to that being.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
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.
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, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.