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

In the practical use of our intellect, forgetting is as important as remembering.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
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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