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William James Quotes

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If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
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#Worry #Believe

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Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
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#Endurance

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The highest flights of charity, devotion, trust, patience, bravery to which the wings of human nature have spread themselves have been flown for religious ideals.
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#Trust #Bravery

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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.
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#Attitude #Anger #Quote of the Day #Friends Or Friendship

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Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
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#Wisdom #Discipline

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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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#Wisdom #Art

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The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
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#Ability

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If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
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#Desire

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Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
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#Force #Vacation

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Let anyone try, I will not say to arrest, but to notice or to attend to, the present moment of time. One of the most baffling experiences occurs. Where is it, this present? It has melted in our grasp, fled ere we could touch it, gone in the instant of becoming.
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#Present

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Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
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#Life #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day

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Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
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#Common Sense

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Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agreement," as falsity means their disagreement, with "reality."
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#Agreement

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The emotions aren't always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action
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#Action

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To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
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#Psychiatry #Abnormal

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Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible
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#Belief

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Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don't want to do.
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#Exercise

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The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
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#Alcohol And Alcoholism

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The belief in free-will is not in the least incompatible with the belief in Providence, provided you do not restrict the Providence to fulminating nothing but fatal decrees.
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#Belief