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William James
(1842-1910) born on
Jan 11
US philosopher, psychologist. He was one of the founders of pragmatism and wrote "The Meaning of Truth," 1909.
         
   
F
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.

R
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
A
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
N
Geniuses are commonly believed to excel other men in their power of sustained attention . . . But it is their genius making them attentive, not their attention making geniuses of them.
K
The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man's thoughts and another's.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
R: "The Principles of Psychology," 1890.
A: "Principles of Psychology," vol. 1, ch. 4, 1890.
N: In "A New Dictionary of Quotations," by H.L. Mencken, 1942.
K: In "Quote Disk 1,2,3," by DBUG, 1991.
   


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