"Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."William James on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."William James on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."William James on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."William James on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."William James on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
"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."
"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."