Quotes by William James

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Truth is what works.
The means have murdered the end.
Our faith is faith in some one else's faith.
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
I will act as if what i do makes a difference.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
We know the meaning so long as no one asks us to define it.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Philosophy is an unusually stubborn attempt to think clearly.
Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.
Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
My thinking is first and last and always for the sake of my doing.
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
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