William James

"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking."

William James
William James "The Letters of William James"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain."

William James
William James "The Varieties of Religious Experience"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it."

William James
William James "Varieties of Religious Experience"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)