William James

William James

American psychologist and philosopher
We are proud of a human nature that could be so passionately extreme, but we shrink from advising others to follow the example.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We divert our attention from disease and death as much as we can; the slaughterhouses are huddled out of sight and never mentioned, so that the world we recognize officially in literature and in society is a poetic fiction far handsomer, cleaner and better than the world that really is.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't preach too much to your pupils or abound in good talk in the abstract. Lie in wait rather for the practical opportunities, be prompt to seize those as they pass, and thus at one operation get your pupils both to think, to feel, and to do.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Fatalism, whose solving word in all crises of behavior is All striving is vain, will never reign supreme, for the impulse to take life strivingly is indestructible in the race. Moral creeds which speak to that impulse will be widely successful in spite of inconsistency, vagueness, and shadowy determination of expectancy. Man needs a rule for his will, and will invent one if one be not given him.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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