Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
Quote by William James
William James Quotes
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power
The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker...
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they...
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got...
Time itself comes in drops.
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from...
Experience has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas
A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this...
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready...
When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss...
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself...
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they...
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our...
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.