Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.
Quote by William James
William James Quotes
Belief creates the actual fact.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh.
Act the part and you will become the part.
Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they...
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that...
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost...
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of...
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action
It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the...
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to...
Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its...
These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that...
To spend life for something which outlasts it.
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible
If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but...