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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…
To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any element that…
The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
Man lives for science as well as bread.
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one’s being added to that being.
To spend life for something which outlasts it.
Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
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…
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad,…
Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it…
In business for yourself, not by yourself.
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else’s type of thinking.
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