William James

...{A} rule of thinking which would absolutely prevent me from acknowledging certain kinds of truth if those ... truths were really there, would be an irrational rule. {from The Will to Believe} - William James

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.  - William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. - William James

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. - William James

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. - William James

Religion, whatever it is, is a man's total reaction upon life.  - William James, The Varieties of Religious Experien