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" Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. "
" The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. "
" To spend life for something which outlasts it. "
" Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind! "
" 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. "
" The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives. "
" Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. "
" Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver. "
" 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. "
" How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure. "
" The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck. "
" Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. "
" Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not. "
" This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. "
" There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. "
" The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. "
" The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments. "
" The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them. "
" Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another. "
" We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable. "
" To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being. "
" The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one. "
" The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. "
" Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not. "
" If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick. "
" If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience. "
" Genius... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. "
" The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. "
" In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. "
" The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. "
" 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. "