The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
More Quotes from William James:It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.
Whereever you are it is your own friends who make your world.
There is little of the grand style about these new prism, pendulum and chronograph philosophers. They mean business, not chivalry. . . . the experimental method has quite changed the face of science so far as the latter is a record of mere work done.
The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man's thoughts and another's.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
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