What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
Quote by William James
William James Quotes
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that...
A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything...
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself...
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God...
Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.
Truth is what works. Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit...
Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits,...
To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is...
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a...
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or...