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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
Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

R
In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering.
A
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
N
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
K
No more fiendish punishment could be devised, were such a thing physically possible, than that one should be turned loose in society and remain absolutely unnoticed.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Varieties of Religious Experience, lecture 20 (1902).
R: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
A: In "My Favorite Quotations," by Norman Vincent Peale, 1990.
N: The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lectures 6-7, "The Sick Soul" (1902).
K: The Principles of Psychology, vol. 1, ch. 10 (1890).
   


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