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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
Organization and method mean much, but contagious human characters mean more in a university.

R
Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstance.
A
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
N
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.
K
Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
R: In "My Favorite Quotations," by Norman Vincent Peale, 1990.
A: Pragmatism, Lecture 1, "The Present Dilemma in Philosophy" (1907).
N: Principles of Psychology, vol. 1, ch. 4 (1890).
K: The Principles of Psychology, vol. 1, ch. 10 (1890).
   


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