Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
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.
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.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker can feel himself lonely, most positively furthered, and most richly fed.
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.