William James

William James best quotes* 11. January 1842 – † 26. August 1910, American philosopher and psychologist.

 

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“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”

Author: William James
Topic: Attitude, Thinking
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“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”

Author: William James
Topic: Thinking, Prejudice
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“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”

Author: William James
Topic: Laughter, Happiness
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“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”

Author: William James
Topic: LifeFear, Attitude, Faith, Inspirational
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“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

Author: William James
Topic: Stress, Attitude, Positive Thinking
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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

Author: William James
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“There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.”

Author: William James
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“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”

Author: William James
Topic: Wisdom
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“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

Author: William James
Topic: LifeImmortality
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“Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.”

Author: William James
Topic: Friendship. World
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