William James

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William James Quotes

  • ''When you have broken the reality into concepts you never can reconstruct it in its wholeness.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1909. A Pluralistic Universe, lecture 6, Peter Smith (1967).
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  • ''Time itself comes in drops.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1909. A Pluralistic Universe, lecture 6, Peter Smith (1967).
  • ''For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. "Circumscription of the Topic," lecture 2, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902).
  • ''The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. "Circumscription of the Topic," lecture 2, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902).
  • ''The difference between objective and subjective extension is one of relation to a context solely.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Journal of Philosophy (1904). "Does 'Consciousness' Exist?" Essays in Radical Empiricism, 1912.
  • ''The instant field of the present is at all times what I call the 'pure' experience. It is only virtually or potentially either object or subject as yet.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Journal of Philosophy (1904). "Does 'Consciousness' Exist?" Essays in Radical Empiricism, 1912.
  • ''The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Journal of Philosophy (1904). "Does 'Consciousness' Exist?" Essays in Radical Empiricism, 1912.

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Best Poem of William James

Hand In Hand

Hand in hand
write in the sand
what you feel
Did time heal
all the wounds
How many moons
must eclipse
before your lips
are warm not cold
from lies once told
I give my heart
to play the part
to dry your tears
and chase the fears
til we go on
hand in hand.

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Hand In Hand

Hand in hand
write in the sand
what you feel
Did time heal
all the wounds
How many moons
must eclipse
before your lips
are warm not cold
from lies once told
I give my heart
to play the part
to dry your tears
and chase the fears
til we go on
hand in hand.

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