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William James Quotes
Brief author info: William James (1842-1910) American philosopher, physiologist, psychologist, teacher.
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Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That-with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word success-is our national disease.
I now perceive one immense omission in my psychology - the deepest principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being.
I take it that no man is educated who has never dallied with the thought of suicide.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
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