"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."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."William James on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."William James on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."William James on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."William James on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."William James on Khalil Gibran
"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."