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47 Famous Quotes by William James
1/11/1842 - 8/26/1910
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Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us.

Struggle Quotes, by William James

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Do every day or two something for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.

Testing Quotes, by William James

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

Thinking Quotes, by William James

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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

Knowledge Quotes, by William James

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It is as important to cultivate your silence power as your word power.

Silence 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.

Uniqueness Quotes, by William James

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If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.

Worry Quotes, by William James

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Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Beliefs Quotes, by William James

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There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.

Evil Quotes, by William James

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There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.

Indecision Quotes, by William James

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Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.

Vacation Quotes, by William James

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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by William James

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Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will b.

Friendship Quotes, by William James

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Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. -William James.

Being Quotes, by William James

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To change one's life: 1. Starte immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions. -William James.

Change Quotes, by William James

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When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.

Choice Quotes, by William James

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The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

Life 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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To give up pretensions is as blessed a relief as to get them gratified.

Pretension Quotes, by William James

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Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Religion / beliefs 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.

Sports Quotes, by William James

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Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it.

Worth Quotes, by William James

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