"'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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."William James on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."William James on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."William James on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."William James on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."William James on Mark Twain
"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."