These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
More Quotes from William James: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.
Hardly ever can a youth transferred to the society of his betters unlearn the nasality and other vices of speech bred in him by the associations of his growing years. Hardly ever, indeed, no matter how much money there be in his pocket, can he ever learn.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
I myself believe that the evidence for God lies primarily in inner personal experiences.
So far war has been the only force that can discipline a whole community.
A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
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