American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist
William James was an American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.
James is considered to be a leading thinker of the late 19th century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States, and the "Father of American psychology".
William James Quotes Page 9
The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
Regarding mutual tolerance: It is negative in one sense, but positive in another. It absolutely forbids us to be forward in pronouncing on the meaninglessness of forms of existence other than our own; and it commands us to tolerate, respect, and indulge those whom we see harmlessly interested and happy in their own ways, however unintelligible these may be to us. Hands off.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of a revelation.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
They conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer's inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its string can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it.
Same old slippers, Same old rice, Same old glimpse of Paradise.