The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers.
Language is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
– William James
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
We must be careful not to confuse data with the abstractions we use to analyze them.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing.
A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed.
The instinct of ownership is fundamental in man’s nature.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
When you have to make a choice and you don’t make it, that itself is a choice.
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.