Earnestness means willingness to live with energy, though energy bring pain.
To change one's life: start immediately, Do it flamboyantly, no exceptions, no excuses.
Experience, as we know, has a way of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas.
When a thing is new, people say: "It is not true." Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say: "It is not important." Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say: "Anyway, it is not new."
When you have broken the reality into concepts you never can reconstruct it in its wholeness.
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
With mere good intentions hell is proverbially paved.
The old question of whether there is design is idle. The real question is what is the world, whether or not it have a designer -- and that can be revealed only by the study of all nature's particulars.
First... a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insignificant; finally it is seen to be so important that its adversaries claim that they themselves discovered it.
There is no being capable of a spiritual life who does not have within him a jungle. Where the wolf constantly HOWLS and the OBSCENE bird of night chatters endlessly.
The unrest which keeps the never stopping clock of metaphysics going is the thought that the nonexistence of this world is just as possible as its existence.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
To give the theory plenty of 'rope' and see if it hangs itself eventually is better tactics than to choke it off at the outset b abstract accusations of self-contradiction.
We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh.
I don't see how an epigram, being a bolt from the blue, with no introduction or cue, ever gets itself writ.
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
No reception without reaction, no impression without correlative expression, -this is the great maxim which the teacher ought never to forget.
I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.
Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.
The study a posteriori of the distribution of consciousness shows it to be exactly such as we might expect in an organ added for the sake of steering a nervous system grown too complex to regulate itself.
The simplest rudiment of mystical experience would seem to be that deepened sense of the significance of a maxim or formula which occasionally sweeps over one.
It seems the natural thing for us to listen whilst the Europeans talk.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
My thinking is first and last and always for the sake of my doing, and I can only do one thing at a time.
'Facts' are the bounds of human knowledge, set for it, not by it.
Science, like life, feeds on its own decay. New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a reconciling law.
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise-although the philosophers generally call it recognition'!
'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
The thinker philosophizes as the lover loves. Even were the consequences not only useless but harmful, he must obey his impulse.
The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own particular ways of being happy, provided those ways do not assume to interfere by violence with ours.
Man lives for science as well as bread.
I am tired of the position of the dried-up critic and doubter. The believer is the true full man. (from a biography of James by Robert D. Richardson).
Most men have a good memory for facts connected with their own pursuits.
We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task.
The first lecture in psychology that I ever heard was the first I ever gave.
Impulse without reason is not enough, and reason without impulse is a poor makeshift.
Marvelous as may be the power of my dog to understand my moods, deathless as his affection and fidelity, his mental state is as unsolved a mystery to me as it was to my remotest ancestor.
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.
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist, and that those other worlds must contain experiences which have a meaning for our life also; and that although in the main their experiences and those of this world keep discrete, yet the two become continuous at certain points, and higher energies filter in.
I myself believe that the evidence for God lies primarily in inner personal experiences.
We must not just patch and tinker with life. We must keep renewing it. Embrace novelty and uniqueness.
To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being.
If any one phrase could gather its (religion's) universal message, that phrase would be, -- All is not vanity in this Universe, whatever the appearances may suggest.
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
We have nothing to do but to receive, resting absolutely upon the merit, power, and love of our Redeemer.
Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract.
Humanism ... is not a single hypothesis or theorem, and it dwells on no new facts. It is rather a slow shifting in the philosophic perspective, making things appear as from a new centre of interest or point of sight.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
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.
Footnotes -- little dogs yapping at the heels of the text.
Evil is a disease; and worry over disease is itself an additional form of disease, which only adds to the original complaint.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
The desire to gain wealth and the fear to lose it are our chief breeders of cowardice and propagators of corruption.
The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly.
The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. What can be more base and unworthy than the pining, puling, mumping mood, no matter by what outward ills it may have been engendered? What is more injurious to others? What less helpful as a way out of the difficulty? It but fastens and perpetuates the trouble which occasioned it, and increases the total evil of the situation. At all costs, then, we ought to reduce the sway of that mood; we ought to scout it in ourselves and others, and never show it tolerance.
No bell in us tolls to let us know for certain when truth is in our grasp.
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
Each of us is in fact what he is almost exclusively by virtue of his imitative-ness.
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
Equality is attainable as long as you are part of the majority.
Neither moral relations nor the moral law can swing in vacuo. Their only habitat can be a mind which feels them; and no world composed of merely physical facts can possibly be a world to which ethical propositions apply.
The instinct of ownership is fundamental in man's nature.
Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction.
In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important a function as recollecting.
Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream-visited planet are they found?
Man, biologically considered ... is simply the most formidable of all beasts of prey, and, indeed, the only one that preys systematically on its own kind.
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible ... faith is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous issue of which is not certified to us in advance.
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.
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.
As a rule reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it. I need resistance to celebrate!
All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.
Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
Individuality is founded in feeling.
It makes a tremendous emotional and practical difference to one whether one accepts the universe in the drab discolored way of stoic resignation to necessity, or with the passionate happiness of Christian saints.
True is the name for whatever idea starts the verification process, useful is the name for its completed function in experience.
The one who thinks over his experiences most, and weaves them into systematic relations with each other, will be the one with the best memory.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than
anything else, will affect It's successful outcome.
All religions and spiritual traditions begin with the cry "Help!"
The intellectual life of man consists almost wholly in his substitution of conceptual order for the perceptual order in which his experience originally comes.
Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
Good-humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to Nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us. I maintain that one should always talk of philosophy with a smile.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Great indeed is Fear; but it is not, as our military enthusiasts believe and try to make us believe, the only stimulus known for awakening the higher ranges of men's spiritual energy.
The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.
Invention, using the term most broadly, and imitation, are the two legs, so to call them, on which the human race historically has walked.
Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.
For I had often said that the best argument I knew for an immortal life was the existence of a man who deserved one as well as Child did.
Modern man ... has not ceased to be credulous ... the need to believe haunts him.
The belief in free-will is not in the least incompatible with the belief in Providence, provided you do not restrict the Providence to fulminating nothing but fatal decrees.
The truth remains that, after adolescence has begun, "words, words, words," must constitute a large part, and an always larger part as life advances, of what the human being has to learn.
Modern war is so expensive that we feel trade to be a better avenue to plunder; but modern man inherits all the innate pugnacity and all the love of glory of his ancestors.
Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
Pessimism leads to weakness. Optimism leads to power.
In modern eyes, precious though wars may be they must not be waged solely for the sake of the ideal harvest. Only when forced upon one, is a war now thought permissible.
Once you accept an idea, it's an idea whose time has come.
The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires.
Truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed, a category distinct from good, and co-ordinate with it.
The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party.
Once a decision is reached, stop worrying and start working.
If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you mustn't seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white.
All our scientific and philosophic ideals are altars to unknown gods.
The teacher's prime concern should be to ingrain into the pupil that assortment of habits that shall be most useful to him throughout life. Education is for behavior, and habits are the stuff of which behavior consists.
I am the same personal being who in old times upon the Earth had those experiences.
When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day, dismiss absolutely all responsibility and care about the outcome.
Common sense is better for one sphere of life, science for another, philosophic criticism for a third; but whether either be truer absolutely, heaven only knows.
Strength is a facade for the proud, weakness is a mask for the lazy.
The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits. It works in the minutest crannies and it opens outthe widest vistas. It 'bakes no bread', as has been said, but it can inspire our souls with courage.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being.
The worst thing that can happen to a good teacher is to get a bad conscience about her profession because she feels herself hopeless as a psychologist.
There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
Truth for us is simply a collective name for verification processes.
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
As long as there are postmen, life will have zest.
There are two lives, the natural and the spiritual, and we must lose the one before we can participate in the other.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
The work that leads to a doctor's degree is a constant temptation to sacrifice one's growth as a man to one's growth as a specialist.
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity.
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.
In its broadest term, religion says that there is an unseen order, and that our supreme good lies in rightful relations to it.
Since belief is measured by action, he who forbids us to believe religion to be true, necessarily also forbids us to act as we should if we did believe it to be true.
Materialism means simply the denial that the moral order is eternal, and the cutting off of ultimate hopes; spiritualism means theaffirmation of an eternal moral order and the letting loose of hope.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
In business for yourself, not by yourself.
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive.
Spiritual energy flows in and produces effects, psychological or material, within the phenomenal world.
Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance.
Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.
Religion must be considered vindicated in a certain way from the attacks of her critics.
The general law is that no mental modification ever occurs which is not accompanied or followed by a bodily change.
It is your friends who make your world.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their agreement, as falsity means their disagreement, with reality.
Religion ... shall mean for us the feelings, acts and experiences of individual men in their solitude.
The impulse to take life strivingly is indestructible in the race.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
It is as important to cultivate your silence power as your word power.
In order to disprove the assertion that all crows are black, one white crow is sufficient.
Belief creates the actual fact.
Fear of life in one form or another is the great thing to exorcise.
Psychology ought certainly to give the teacher radical help.
In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering.
Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
Intellectualism' is the belief that our mind comes upon a world complete in itself, and has the duty of ascertaining its contents; but has no power of re-determining its character, for that is already given.
We need only in cold blood to act as if the thing in question were real and it will infallibly end by growing into such a connection with our life that it will become real.
Touch is the alpha and omega of affection.
All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true self.
Why may we not be in the universe, as our dogs and cats are in our drawingrooms and libraries?
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
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.
We hear the words we have spoken, feel our own blow as we give it, or read in the bystander's eyes the success or failure of our conduct.
In the acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided an initiative as possible.
The mind, in short, works on the data it receives very much as the sculptor works on his block of stone.
Ingenuity in meeting and pursuing the pupil, that tact for the concrete situation, though they are the alpha and omega of the teacher's art, are things to which psychology cannot help us in the least.
The true is the name of whatever proves itself to be good in the way of belief, and good, too, for definite, assignable reasons.
I wished by treating Psychology like a natural science, to help her become one.
Effort is a measure of a Man.
Nature in her unfathomable designs had mixed us of clay and flame, of brain and mind, that the two things hang indubitably together and determine each other's being but how or why, no mortal may ever know.
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
Our colleges ought to have lit up in us a lasting relish for a better kind of man, a loss of appetite for mediocrities.
One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
Focus on increasing service. Becoming great where you are. Pile in the wood. The heat will follow.
Life feels like a real fight -- as if there were something really wild in the universe which we, with all our idealities and faithfulnesses, are needed to redeem.
If I should now utter piercing shrieks and act like a maniac on this platform, it would make many of you revise your ideas as to the probable worth of my philosophy.
A good hypothesis in science must have other properties than those of the phenomenon it is immediately invoked to explain, otherwise it is not prolific enough.
What the whole community comes to believe in grasps the individual as in a vise.
A winner's attitude: it may be difficult, but it's possible. A loser's attitude: It may be possible, but it's too difficult.
If an unusual necessity forces us onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain point, when, gradually or suddenly, it passes away and we are fresher than before!
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain.
Most people never run far enough on the first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got, and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
A man with no philosophy in him is the most inauspicious and unprofitable of all possible social mates.
The function of ignoring, of inattention, is as vital a factor in mental progress as the function of attention itself.
Real servants don't try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for His purposes.
The lunatic's visions of horror are all drawn from the material of daily fact.
We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and as carefully guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous.
A great idea goes through three stages on its way to acceptance: 1) it is dismissed as nonsense, 2) it is acknowledged as true, but insignificant, 3) finally, it is seen to be important, but not really anything new.
History is a bath of blood.
Language is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought.
The attempt at introspective analysis... is in fact like seizing a spinning top to catch its motion, or trying to turn up the gas quickly enough to see the darkness.
Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.
Tell him to live by yes and no -- yes to everything good, no to everything bad.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
Resign your destiny to higher powers.
Our intelligence cannot wall itself up alive, like a pupa in a chrysalis. It must at any cost keep on speaking terms with the universe that engendered it.
An enormous mass of experience, both of homeopathic doctors and their patients, is invoked in favor of the efficacy of these remedies and doses.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." "This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it." "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony.
Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it.
No more fiendish punishment could be devised, were such a thing physically possible, than that one should be turned loose in society and remain absolutely unnoticed.
Men's activities are occupied into ways -- in grappling with external circumstances and in striving to set things at one in their own topsy-turvy mind.
There is but one indefectibly certain truth , and that is the truth that pyrrhonistic scepticism itself leaves standing, the truth that the present phenomenon of consciousness exists.
One of the greatest discoveries of our time is that a man can alter the state of their life by altering the state of their mind.
The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker can feel himself lonely, most positively furthered, and most richly fed.
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
If my inborn faculties are good, I am a prophet; if poor, I am a failure: nature spews me out of her mouth, and there is an end of me.
Life is one long struggle between conclusions based on abstract ways of conceiving cases, and opposite conclusions prompted by our instinctive perception of them.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
We are stereotyped creatures, imitators and copiers of our past selves.
My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will.
Despair lames most people, but it wakes others fully up.
Every time a resolve or a fine glow of feeling evaporates without bearing practical fruit is worse than a chance lost; it works to hinder future resolutions and emotions from taking the normal path of discharge. There is no more contemptible type of human character than that of the nerveless sentimentalist and dreamer, who spends his life in a weltering sea of sensibility and emotion, but who never does a manly concrete deed.
Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
A man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres and infallibly prevails at last.
Both thought and feeling are determinants of conduct, and the same conduct may be determined either by feeling or by thought.
Theory must mediate between all previous truths and certain new experiences.
Psychology is a science, and teaching is an art; and sciences never generate arts directly out of themselves.
How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young-or slender.
Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.
We are not only gregarious animals, liking to be in sight of our fellows, but we have an innate propensity to get ourselves noticed, and noticed favorably, by our kind.
The amount of psychology which is necessary to all teachers need not be very great.
Every way of classifying a thing is but a way of handling it for some particular purpose.
Pluralism lets things really exist in the each-form or distributively. Monism thinks that the all-form or collective-unit form is the only form that is rational.
Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes. Not through mere perversity do men run after it.
Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed.
True ideas are those that we can assimilate, validate, corroborate, and verify. False ideas are those that we cannot.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at
different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
The real ground for supposing free-will is indeed pragmatic, but it has nothing to do with this contemptible right to punish.
What was bright and exciting becomes weary, flat, and unprofitable.
Man lives in only one small room of the enormous house of his consciousness.
My experience is what I agree to attend to.
We must be careful not to confuse data with the abstractions we use to analyse them.
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system.
Organization and method mean much, but contagious human characters mean more in a university.
As the brain-changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt into each other like dissolving views. Properly they are but one protracted consciousness, one unbroken stream.
Our acts of voluntary attending, as brief and fitful as they are, are nevertheless momentous and critical, determining us, as they do, to higher or lower destinies.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Our volitional habits depend, then, first, on what the stock of ideas is which we have; and, second, on the habitual coupling of the several ideas with action or inaction respectively.
The more rational statement is that we feel sorry because we strike, afraid because we tremble, and not that we cry, strike, or tremble because we are sorry, angry, or fearful as the case may be.
The intellect, everywhere invasive, shows everywhere its shallowing effect.
Men are now proud of belonging to a conquering nation, and without a murmur they lay down their persons and their wealth, if by so doing they may fend off subjection.
If WE claim only reasonable probability, it will be as much as men who love the truth can ever at any given moment hope to have within their grasp.
If it works, it's true.
In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome.
To leap across an abyss, one is better served by faith than doubt.
The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us; our hour of triumph is what brings the void.
Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us; our hour of triumph is what brings the void. Not the Jews of the captivity, but those of the days of Solomon 's glory are those from whom the pessimistic utterances in our Bible come.
Instinct leads, logic does but follow.
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
Asceticism may be a mere expression of organic hardihood, disgusted with too much ease.
The discovery of the power of our thoughts will prove to be the most important discovery of our time.