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In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.

David Gurteen's comments: Just pause for a moment and think. What should you really be doing?

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Quotations from William James:

 We can act AS IF there were a God; feel AS IF we were free; consider Nature AS IF she were full of special designs; lay plans AS IF we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words do make a genuine difference in our moral life.

William James 

 To change one's life:
Start immediately.
Do it flamboyantly.
No exceptions.

William James 

 Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of percerving in an unhabitual way.

William James 

 In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.

William James 

 A great many people think they are thinking when they are rearranging their prejudices.

William James 

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