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.

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.

The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them.

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 caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.

Religion whatever it is is a mans total reaction upon life.

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.

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

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

Circumstance does not make me it reveals me.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

We don't laugh because we're happy – we're happy because we laugh.

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.

Religion is the monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

If you want a quality act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique.

In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.