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

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

William James Quotes

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
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