January 11, 1842 - August 26, 1910


74 Greatest Quotes By William James [Page 2]

The discovery of the power of our thoughts will prove to be the most important discovery of our time. William James
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. William James
Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. William James
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. William James
If you give appreciation to people, you win their goodwill. But more important than that, practicing this philosophy has made a different person of me. William James
Life is one long struggle between conclusions based on abstract ways of conceiving cases, and opposite conclusions prompted by our instinctive perception of them. William James
Invention, using the term most broadly, and imitation, are the two legs, so to call them, on which the human race historically has walked. William James
Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue. William James
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition! William James
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James
My experience is what I agree to attend to. William James
Act the part and you will become the part. William James
In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering. William James
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. William James
Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or being. William James
When thoughts do not neutralize an undesirable emotion, action will. William James
In business for yourself, not by yourself. William James
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. William James
Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them. William James