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

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

William James Quotes

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.

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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.

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