QUOTES WILLIAM JAMES

“One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.” -William James

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“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” -William James

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“No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one’s sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one’s character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.” -William James

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“Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” -William James

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

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“Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.” -William James

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“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” -William James

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“Man lives for science as well as bread.” -William James

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“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.” -William James

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