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William James Quotes: "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.




William James Quotes: "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.




William James Quotes: "Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is."

Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.



William James Quotes: "Most unhappiness is caused because people listen to themselves... instead of talking to themselves."

Most unhappiness is caused because people listen to themselves... instead of talking to themselves.




William James Quotes: "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.



William James Quotes: "If you can change your mind, you can change your life."

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.



William James Quotes: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.




William James Quotes: "You can alter your life by altering the state of your mind."

You can alter your life by altering the state of your mind.



William James Quotes: "Real servants don't try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for His purposes."

Real servants don't try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for His purposes.



William James Quotes: "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.



William James Quotes: "If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it."

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.



William James Quotes: "The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.




William James Quotes: "Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.



William James Quotes: "We with our lives are like islands in the sea... The islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom."

We with our lives are like islands in the sea... The islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom.



William James Quotes: "If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system."

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.



William James Quotes: "To change one's life: a. Start immediately b. B. Do it flamboyantly c. No exceptions Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted."

To change one's life: a. Start immediately b. B. Do it flamboyantly c. No exceptions Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted.



William James Quotes: "Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality."

Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality.



William James Quotes: "To kill time is not murder, it's suicide."

To kill time is not murder, it's suicide.



William James Quotes: "Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them."

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.



William James Quotes: "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.



William James Quotes: "Pessimism leads to weakness. Optimism leads to power."

Pessimism leads to weakness. Optimism leads to power.



William James Quotes: "Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me."

Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me.



William James Quotes: "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second."

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.



William James Quotes: "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.



William James Quotes: "There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough."

There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.



William James Quotes: "Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.



William James Quotes: "A sense of humor is just common sense dancing."

A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.



William James Quotes: "Every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony."

Every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony.



William James Quotes: "The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself."

The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself.



William James Quotes: "The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow."

The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow.



William James Quotes: "Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?"

Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?



William James Quotes: "Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test."

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.



William James Quotes: "Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude."

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.



William James Quotes: "The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact."

The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact.



William James Quotes: "There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision."

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.



William James Quotes: "The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician."

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.



William James Quotes: "Formula to live your dream: 1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions."

Formula to live your dream: 1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.



William James Quotes: "Man can alter his life by altering his thinking."

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.



William James Quotes: "The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals."

The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.



William James Quotes: "Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue."

Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.



William James Quotes: "We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort."

We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort.



William James Quotes: "The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old."

The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.



William James Quotes: "If you want a confidence, act as if you already have it. Try the "as if" technique."

If you want a confidence, act as if you already have it. Try the "as if" technique.



William James Quotes: "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.



William James Quotes: "Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being."

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being.



William James Quotes: "Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess."

Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.



William James Quotes: "Do every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty."

Do every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty.



William James Quotes: "I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing."

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.



William James Quotes: "The sovereign cure for worry is prayer."

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.