The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
More Quotes from William James:Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
Events are influenced by our very great desires.
Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
To change your life Start immediately Do it flamboyantly No exceptions.
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