Tag: William James

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 William James, Principles of Psychology, 1890
Probably a crab would be filled with a sense of personal outrage if it could hear us class it without ado or apology as a crustacean, and thus dispose of it. "I am no such thing, it would say; I am MYSELF, MYSELF alone" William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902