"To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."William James on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."William James on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."William James on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."William James on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."William James on Dalai Lama
"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."