Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jewels by William James

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

“Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.”

“Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.”

“Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.”
(Yes, I whole heartedly believe in this = )

“How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.”

“If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.”

“If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.”

“It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”

“Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.”

(All quotes by William James)

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. William James was a wise man.

    Thanks for this one,
    Mike

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