"Science must constantly be reminded that her purposes are not the only purposes and that the order of uniform causation which she has use for, and is therefore right in postulating, may be enveloped in a wider order, on which she has no claim at all." - William James

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision." - William James

"The exercise of prayer, in those who habitually exert it, must be regarded by us doctors as the most adequate and normal of all the pacifiers of the mind and calmers of the nerves." - William James

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

"Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstances." - William James

"Life is one long struggle between conclusions based on abstract ways of conceiving cases, and opposite conclusions prompted by our instinctive perception of them." - William James

"Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way." - William James

"It is only by risking ... that we live at all." - William James

"Impulse without reason is not enough, and reason without impulse is a poor makeshift." - William James

"Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us; our hour of triumph is what brings the void." - William James

"Man lives by habits indeed, but what he lives for is thrill and excitements. ... From time immemorial war has been ... the supremely thrilling excitement." - William James

"Faith is one of the forces by which men live; the total absence of it means collapse." - William James

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