Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quote of the Day

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In the world at large, practically considered, optimism is just as true as pessimism…Common sense contents itself with the unreconciled contradiction, laughs when it can, and weeps when it must, and makes, in short, a practical compromise, without trying a theoretical solution. This attitude is of course respectable. But if one must needs have an ultimate theoretical solution, nothing is more certain than this, that no one need assent to that of pessimism unless he freely prefer to do so.

William James, Essays, Comments, and Reviews

Written by nevalalee

January 10, 2018 at 7:30 am

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