The best Quotes by William James

The best Quotes by William James

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher, historian , and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
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Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
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The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
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It is not the strong or the smart that survive, but the ones who can bring about change.
Celestia Ludenberg in Danganronpa
If you don't change with the times, the times are going to change you.
Simba: "Looks like the winds are changing."
Rafiki: "Change is good."
Simba: "Yeah, but it's not easy."
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Darlin', "forever" is a long, long time and time has a way of changin' things.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea! Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate.
Cobb in Inception
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An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.
Cobb in Inception
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Change and stress can make people feel powerless.
The ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations is central to making positive decisions.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.
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I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons - Season 8 Episode 18
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Everything's better with some wine in the belly.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
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If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
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We cannot pray and remain the same.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew - 6, 6
Songs are as sad as the listener.
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One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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