Let anyone try, I will not say to arrest, but to notice or to attend to, the present moment of time. One of the most baffling experiences occurs. Where is it, this present It has melted in our grasp, fled ere we could touch it, gone in the instant of becoming.
More Quotes from William James:The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man's thoughts and another's.
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.
The most violent revolutions in an individual's beliefs leave most of his old order standing. Time and space, cause and effect, nature and history, and one's own biography remain untouched. New truth is always a go-between, a smoother-over of transitions. It marries old opinion to new fact so as ever to show a minimum of jolt, a maximum of continuity.
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
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