"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."William James on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."William James on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."William James on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."William James on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."William James on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse."