William James Quotes About Religion, Education, Love, Life, Truth

William James Quotes About Religion, Education, Love, Life, Truth

William James Quotes
Spread the love

William James Quotes:

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.

William James

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.

William James

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.

William James

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

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

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.

William James

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

William James
William James with wife
Source: OurOntario

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

William James

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

William James

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

William James

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

William James

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.

William James

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

William James

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

William James

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.

William James

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

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

William James

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

William James

In business for yourself, not by yourself.

William James

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

WILLIAM JAMES

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

William James

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

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

William James

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.

William James

Belief creates the actual fact.

William James

To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.

William James

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.

William James

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.

William James

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

William James

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.

William James

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

William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

William James

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.

WILLIAM JAMES

Time itself comes in drops.

William James

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

William James

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.

William James

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

William James

Do something everyday 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.

William James

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.

William James

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.

William James

Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.

William James

Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.

William James

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.

WILLIAM JAMES

Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.

William James

It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.

William James

Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.

William James

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

William James

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.

William James

Who is William James?

William James was an American psychologist and philosopher and the first educator in the United States to give psychology courses. James was one of the most influential philasophers of the United States and the ‘Father of American Psychology’ in the late 19th century.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *