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47 Famous Quotes by William James
1/11/1842 - 8/26/1910
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Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power

Optimism Quotes, by William James

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Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Prejudice Quotes, by William James

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For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.

Morals Quotes, by William James

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We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.

Candor Quotes, by William James

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If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

Quality Quotes, by William James

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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.

Relationships Quotes, by William James

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He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.

Opportunity Quotes, by William James

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A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

Prejudice Quotes, by William James

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There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.

Lying Quotes, by William James

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We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.

Cause Quotes, by William James

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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.

Attitude Quotes, by William James

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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.

Belief Quotes, by William James

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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.

Conflict Quotes, by William James

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The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

Discovery Quotes, by William James

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The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action

Emotion Quotes, by William James

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When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all responsibility and care about the outcome

Execution Quotes, by William James

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Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to

Faith Quotes, by William James

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Act the part and you will become the part.

Focus Quotes, by William James

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A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.

Horses Quotes, by William James

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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

Overcoming Quotes, by William James

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Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.

People Quotes, by William James

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Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power

Pessimism Quotes, by William James

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The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal

Poets Quotes, by William James

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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

Revolution Quotes, by William James

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Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

Sense of humor Quotes, by William James

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