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" Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. "
" If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. "
" The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them. "
" Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. "
" Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. "
" 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. "
" Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case. "
" Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. "
" To spend life for something which outlasts it. "
" The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. "
" 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, it must not scream or curse. "
" In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. "
" The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. "
" Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. "
" 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. "
" The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. "
" We don't laugh because we're happy - we're happy because we laugh. "
" What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition! "
" Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout. "
" There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise. "
" 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. "
" It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. "
" 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. "
" An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible. "
" The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. "
" There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self. "
" The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. "
" In business for yourself, not by yourself. "
" When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. "
" Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. "
" Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another. "