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Top William James inspiring
 William James was an American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.

William James is famous for helping to found psychology as a formal discipline, for establishing the school of functionalism in psychology, and for greatly advancing the movement of pragmatism in philosophy.

Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that considers words and thought as tools and instruments for prediction, problem-solving, and action, and rejects the idea that the function of thought is to describe, represent, or mirror reality

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“There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference.”

William James

 “Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

William James

 “Beyond the very extremity of fatigue distress, amounts of ease and power that we never dreamed ourselves to own, sources of strength habitually not taxed at all, because habitually we never push through the obstruction”

― William James






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Top William James inspiring



“Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies … and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of mere inertia.”

William James

 


“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”

William James

 

“Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.”

William James

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William James best sayings



“We may be in the Universe as dogs and cats are in our libraries, seeing the books and hearing the conversation, but having no inkling of the

meaning of it all.”

William James

 

“Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task”

William James

 

 

 “If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.”

William James

 

“Actions seems to follow feeling, but really actions 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. Thus the sovereign voluntary path to cheerfulness, if our cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.”

William James



William James best sayings

William James best sayings

William James best sayings

William James best quotes

William James best sayings

William James best sayings

William James best sayings

William James best sayings



If any organism fails to fulfil its potentialities, it becomes sick.”

William James

 

“...do every day or two something for no other reason that 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, Habit

 

“Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.”

William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

William James inspiring sayings

“We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition”

William James

 “We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone until those smiling possibilities are dead... By neglecting the necessary concrete labor, by sparing ourselves the little daily tax, we are positively digging the graves of our higher possibilities.”

William James

 

 “Science, like life, feeds on its own decay. New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a reconciling law.”

William James

 

 “Philosophy is "an unusually stubborn attempt to think clearly.”

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

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