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Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
– William James
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
The ‘I think’ which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the ‘I breathe’ which actually does accompany them.
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.