To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any element that is directly experienced.
Quote by William James
William James Quotes
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as...
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good...
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious....
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the...
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Truth is what works. Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit...
The true is the name of whatever proves itself to be good in the way...
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost...
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from...
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference...
Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever...
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.
The course of true love never did run smooth.