The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.
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How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
Knowledge about life is one thing effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
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.
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.
If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.
Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress.
To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes.
It's an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really be alone.
The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline... because you need to be alone to find out anything.
On the political front, of course it's a zero-sum game. If it's all white males holding positions, you bring 10 women in, then it's, 'Women are coming!' Get 10 blacks and it's, 'Blacks are coming!' 'Hispanics are coming!' Zero-sum game. The seatmates might change but the chairs don't move. In the economy, the number of chairs can actually increase.
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it's not real at all.