The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James Quotes
What excites and interests the looker-on at life, what the romances and the statues celebrate, and the grim civic monuments remind us of, is the everlasting battle of the powers of light with those of darkness; with heroism reduced to its bare chance, yet ever and anon snatching victory from the jaws of death.
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our mi
I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capil
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?
It is our attitude at the end of a difficult task, which more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.