"The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."William James on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."William James on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."William James on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."William James on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."William James on Winston Churchill
"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."