Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
More Quotes from William James:The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures the successful outcome of our venture.
We are all potentially such sick men. The sanest and best of us are of one clay with lunatics and prison-inmates. And whenever we feel this, such a sense of the vanity of our voluntary career comes over us, that all our morality appears as a plaster hiding a sore it can never cure, and all our well-doing as the hollowest substitute for that well-being that our lives ought to be grounded in, but alas are not so.
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Why? Will no man ever do something without a why? Just like that? For the hell of it?
Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.