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A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
Ecology
William James

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A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
Socializing and Socialism
William James

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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Adversity
William James

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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Action
William James

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Act in earnest and you will become earnest in all you do.
Honesty
William James

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An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
Ideas
William James

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As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
Belief
William James

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Belief creates the actual fact.
Belief
William James

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Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Belief
William James

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Events are influenced by our very great desires.
Desire
William James

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Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
Life and Living
William James

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Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
Faith
William James

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Footnotes -- little dogs yapping at the heels of the text
Writers and Writing
William James

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I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
Action
William James

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If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
Potential
William James

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If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
William James

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If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
Miracles
William James

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If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
Desire
William James

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If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique.
Imagination
William James

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If you want a trait, act as if you already have the trait.
Action
William James

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Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
Life and Living
William James

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It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
Risk
William James

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It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
Faith
William James

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Man lives for science as well as bread.
Science and Scientists
William James

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Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
Metaphysics
William James

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun