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William James Quotes

102 William James quotes:

"Get but that "peace of God which passeth understanding," and the questions of the understanding will cease from puzzling and pedantic scruples be at rest.."
Author: James Quotes Category: God Quotes
"We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can...in the acquisition of a new habit, we must take car to launch ourselves with as strong and decided initiative as possible. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life."
Author: James Quotes Category: Habit Quotes
"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction."
Author: James Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing."
Author: James Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way."
Author: James Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door."
Author: James Quotes Category: Miracles Quotes
"If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight."
Author: James Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal"
Author: James Quotes Category: Mathematics Quotes
"I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride."
Author: James Quotes Category: Pride Quotes
"Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom."
Author: James Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not."
Author: James Quotes Category: Force Quotes Vacation Quotes
"A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows."
Author: James Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation."
Author: James Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the ''as if'' technique."
Author: James Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse."
Author: James Quotes Category: Horses Quotes
"Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits."
Author: James Quotes Category: Philosophers And Philosophy Quotes Human Quotes
"I now perceive one immense omission in my psychology -- the deepest principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated."
Author: James Quotes Category: Human Nature Quotes
"Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do."
Author: James Quotes Category: Honesty Quotes
"As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors."
Author: James Quotes Category: Persuasion Quotes
"To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking."

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