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William James (1842 - 1910)
US Pragmatist philosopher & psychologist [more author details]
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A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
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William James
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
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William James
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
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William James
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
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William James
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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The great use of a life is to spend for something that outlasts it.
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The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
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The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
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The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man's thoughts and another's.
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The stream of thought flows on; but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.
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There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
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There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
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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.
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Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
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The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
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William James, The Principles of Psychology

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