The 51 best Phrases of William James, The founder of functional psychology and one of the best-known psychologists in history.
Apart from his enormous role in developing a more practical psychology (pragmatism), we leave many motivational phrases .
Your book Principles of Psychology Is considered one of the most important works of the history of Psychology.
1-If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
2-Success or failure depends more on attitude than on ability. Successful men act as if they have achieved something or enjoyed something. Act, look, feel, as if you were successful and you will see impressive results.
3-Pessimism guides weakness, optimism to power.
4-If you are sufficiently concerned about a result, you will certainly succeed.
5-Act as if what you did marks the difference. It does.
6-Studying the abnormal is the best way to understand the normal.
7-Believe that life is worth living and that belief will help create the fact.
8-Belief creates the actual fact.
9-Is life worth living? Everything depends on the buffoon.
10-Begin to be now what you will be from now on.
11-The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
12-The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
13-Common sense and sense of humor are the same although moving at different speeds. Common sense is like the sense of humor but dancing.
14-Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcome the consequences of any misfortune.
15-It is our attitude at the beginning of something difficult, more than anything else, which will affect a successful outcome.
16-The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
The deepest principle of human nature is the longing to be appreciated.
18-If you think that feeling bad or worrying will change the past or the future, you are living on another planet with a different reality.
19-We are ready to be wild for some cause. The difference between a good man and an evil man is the choice of the cause.
20-Whenever you are in a conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging the relationship or reinforcing it. That factor is attitude.
21-Nothing is as tiring as leaving forever an unfinished task.
Many people think they are thinking when they are rearranging their prejudices.
23-Everyone should do at least two things that he hates every day, just for practicing.
24-It seems that action is followed by emotion, but in reality action and feeling go together; And in regulating the action, which is under the control of the will, we can directly regulate the emotion.
25-There is only one cause of human failure. And it is man's lack of faith in himself.
26-I do not sing because I'm happy, I'm happy because I sing.
27-In the depth of the mind we know what we should be doing but somehow we can not begin.
28-The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies without the sympathy of the community.
29. If an organism fails to complete its potentialities, it becomes ill.
30-To change life: start immediately. Do it ostentatiously.
31-When you have to make a decision and do not take it, it is in itself, a decision.
32-It is always wrong, anywhere, and for anyone, to believe something without sufficient evidence.
33-The action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
34-For most of us, over thirty, character has established itself as plaster, and will never soften again.
35. The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves it.
36-An idea, to be suggestive, must reach the individual in the form of revelation.
37-Genius means little more than the ability to perceive in an unusual way.
38-The greatest use of a life is to spend it in something that lasts longer than it.
39-To be a real philosopher, all that is necessary is to hate the way of thinking of another.
40-The ideas obtained by men before they were twenty-five are practically the only ideas they can have in their lives.
41-Whenever two people meet, there are six people present. As each person sees itself, as one person sees the other and each person as it really is.
42-If you can change your mind you can change your life.
43-We are like islands in the sea, separated from the surface but connected in the depth.
Anything you can hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.
To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let go of the past, expand our sense of the now, and dissolve the fear of our minds.
46-Our vision of the world is formed by what we decide to listen to.
47. The sense of humor is a philosophical state of mind; Seems to say to nature that we do not take it more seriously than it takes us.
48-Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
"Compared to what we should, we're half-awake.
50-By rule we do not believe in the facts and theories for which we have no use.
51-The highest thing in all education is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.