James Quotes

"Not everything that is faced can...

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 06
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"We can disagree and still love each other, unless...

"We can disagree and still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist." - James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 04
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"All human beings should try to lear...

"All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 11
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β€œThe art of being wi...

β€œThe art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” ― William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 13
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"Whatever you may be sure of, be su...

"Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people." β€” James Russell Lowell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 08
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"Companies don't own us. Work doesn't own us. It is important as free-thinking...

"Companies don't own us. Work doesn't own us. It is important as free-thinking beings that we don't feel constantly trapped and indebted to work all the time, particularly when it is work we aren't fond of." - Alfred James, Pocket Mindfulness
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 02
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β€œA no-win situation is a...

β€œA no-win situation is a possibility that any commander may face” -James T. Kirk
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
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"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their ha...

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." - James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 02
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β€œDream as if you’ll lif...

β€œDream as if you’ll life forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” - James Dean
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
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"If men were angels, ...

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary." β€” James Madison
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 07
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β€œChildren have never been very good at l...

β€œChildren have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” - James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 08
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"Always hav...

"Always have an escape plan" - James Bond
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 21
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Act as if what you ...

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does ~William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 20
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"Never has a profession been so ...

"Never has a profession been so decried by someone who need it so desperately"-House MD - James Wilson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 20
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"I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want on...

"I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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"Every action you take is a...

"Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become." β€”James Clear
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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"In a competitive societ...

"In a competitive society, the thing people fear the most is love." James Purdy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 18
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"As the new year approaches, I'll caution you to abstain from the use of phrase...

"As the new year approaches, I'll caution you to abstain from the use of phrases like "I dont care" or "its not my problem" to use phrases like these tighten a noose around the neck of humanity, for us to survive we must care." -James Edwards.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 30
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"The great appear great ...

"The great appear great because we are on our knees: Let us rise." -James Larkin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 21
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"We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some ...

"We make mistakes, we have our faults, and God knows some of us have more than our share, but when danger threatens and duty calls, we go smiling to our own funeral." -James Larkin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 21
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"Children have never been very good at l...

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." - James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 12
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Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because...

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies ~William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 13
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"If tyranny and oppression come to t...

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." ~ James Madison
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 09
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"There is no safety i...

"There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 26
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"World domination is such an ugly phrase, I prefer ...

"World domination is such an ugly phrase, I prefer to call it world optimization" - Harry James Potter Evans Verres (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 09
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"Nothing is really work unle...

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." β€” James M. Barrie
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 27
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Guns are like parachutes: if you don't have one...

Guns are like parachutes: if you don't have one when you need it, then chances are that you won't ever be in need of one again. James Wesley Rawles
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 06
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Wisdom is learn...

Wisdom is learning what to overlook. β€” William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 30
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Make your decisions based o...

Make your decisions based on where you are going, not where you are. ~ James Arthur Ray
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 09
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"A myth is a religion i...

"A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes." β€” James Feibleman
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
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On Barbara Cartland: β€œTwin miracles of mascara, her e...

On Barbara Cartland: β€œTwin miracles of mascara, her eyes looked like the corpses of two small crows that had crashed into a chalk cliff.” – the late Clive James (MIC)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 30
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"courage is not the absence of fear but...

"courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important" ~ James Neil Hollingworth
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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"The best time to plant an oak tree...

"The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today." β€” James Carville
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 22
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You walk into the drug w...

You walk into the drug world. If you're lucky, you'll crawl out. -James Dallin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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β€œJust remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bure...

β€œJust remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bureaucracy and often mundanity of modern life, don't fight the frustration. Let it be the catalyst for whimsy.” β€”James Veitch
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 30
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"Men are not great or small because of thei...

"Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are." β€”James Cash Penney
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 15
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Hard work pays off, you get w...

Hard work pays off, you get what you put in. So why stop now? Gotta keep pushing. -L.L. James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 21
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"I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five ho...

"I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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"Life is like a volcano y...

"Life is like a volcano you are never prepared for when it erupts." - Kathie James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 25
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"As a rule we disbelieve all ...

"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use." β€” William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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"Oppressors can tyrannize only when they...

"Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace." -- James Madison
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 22
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There are men too g...

There are men too gentle to live among wolves. -James Kavanaugh
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 18
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"I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day...

"I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone." -James Dashner
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 19
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Now their conversations were so...

Now their conversations were so careful, it was like the words all had glass bones - James S A Corey
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 04
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"You can fool too many ...

"You can fool too many of the people too much of the time." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 29
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"Everybody wants the flame,...

"Everybody wants the flame, but they don't wanna get burnt"- James Blunt(Bonfire Heart)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 18
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β€œAct as if what you ...

β€œAct as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” β€” William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 22
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"We are like islands in the sea...

"We are like islands in the sea, seperate on the surface but connected in the deep." ~ William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 13
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"He knows all about art...

"He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 15
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"Whenever two people meet, there are really six people prese...

"Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is." β€” William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 15
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"PowerPoint is the scourge of critical thinking. It...

"PowerPoint is the scourge of critical thinking. It encourages fragmented logic by the briefer and passivity in the listener." ~James Mattis, "Call Sign Chaos"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 18
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"Forget purpose. It's OK to be happy w...

"Forget purpose. It's OK to be happy without one. The quest for a single purpose has ruined many lives." β€”James Altucher
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 27
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"She was a woman who, between c...

"She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table." β€” Henry James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 08
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"I can't trust a man who doesn't dr...

"I can't trust a man who doesn't drink, because a man who doesn't drink doesn't trust himself." - James Crumley
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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β€œGive a mouse a cookie....h...

β€œGive a mouse a cookie....he’s going to want a glass of milk” - President James Marshall
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 17
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"There are two kinds of light--t...

"There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 16
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β€œWe are like islands in the sea...

β€œWe are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” ― William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 20
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"Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where e...

"Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter." - James Truslow Adams
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 17
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β€œYou will become as small as your...

β€œYou will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.” β€” James Allen
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 16
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"Better pass boldly into that other world,...

"Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age." ~ James Joyce
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 26
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Hope is not a strategy. Lu...

Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option. - James Cameron
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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"The wit makes fun of other persons; th...

"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 26
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β€œThe wounds that never heal ...

β€œThe wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.” ―James Frey, A Million Little Pieces
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 21
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"All human beings should try to lear...

"All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." β€” James Thurber
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 05
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"Not everything that is faced can...

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." β€”James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 03
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β€œWe may be in the universe as dogs and cats are in our l...

β€œWe may be in the universe as dogs and cats are in our libraries, seeing the books and hearing the conversation, but having no inkling of the meaning of it all.” William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 27
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β€œNowadays most men lead lives ...

β€œNowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation.” ―James Thurber, Further Fables for Our Time
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 24
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β€œI use the pen, because the pen is mightier th...

β€œI use the pen, because the pen is mightier than the sword. But you always have to keep the sword handy for when the pen fails.” - James Nichols
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 13
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"If you’re afraid to di...

"If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live." - James A. Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 14
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A great many people think they are...

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 25
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β€œI imagine one of the reasons people cling to their ha...

β€œI imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” ― James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 26
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"I have often thought that if war should cease over all th...

"I have often thought that if war should cease over all the face of the earth, for a thousand years, its reality would not be believed at such a distance of time..." --James Boswell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 08
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"When in do...

"When in doubt, mumble." - James H. Boren
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 24
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β€œAct for the best, hope for the best, a...

β€œAct for the best, hope for the best, and take what comes. If death ends all...we cannot meet death better.” -James Fitzjames
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 10
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"Household tasks are easier ...

"Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else." β€” James Thorpe
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 08
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"This is the devilish thing about forei...

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim." β€” James Reston
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 21
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"We find it hard to believe that oth...

"We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts as our own, but they probably are." β€” James Harvey Robinson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 23
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