Posts Tagged ‘William James’

Quote of the day, Sept. 10

September 10, 2017

William James, on wisdom

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 16

January 16, 2017

William James, on habit (from The Principles of Psychology, 1890)

“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.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 3

November 3, 2013

William James, on thought

“My thinking is first and last and always for the sake of my doing.”

 

 

Quote of the day, March 10

March 10, 2013

William James, on freedom

“Freedom is only necessity understood.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2012

William James, on wisdom

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”