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" These then are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. "
The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy - Page 62
by William James - 1912 - 332 pages
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The Making of Theatre History

Paul Kuritz - Alm - 1988 - 468 pages
...eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals. ... Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth...living, and your belief will help create the fact." James's belief became more difficult as the twentieth century wore on. Philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941)...
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Words of Wisdom

William Safire, Leonard Safir - Education - 1990 - 432 pages
...President Ronald Reagan at summit, December 1987 (See Diplomacy, Government, Tact) Positive Thinking Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. — William James Never mention the worst. Never think of it. Drop it out of your consciousness. At...
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Sermons on Suicide

James T. Clemons - Religion - 1989 - 160 pages
...whatever worth your own enduring experience might have given to it." Then he issues his final challenge: "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."5 Suicide is a reality. Many of us know of someone who has completed suicide. Most of us know...
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The Enigma of Suicide

George Howe Colt - Psychology - 1991 - 575 pages
...said. James, who had suffered from suicidal depression as a young man, concluded with the challenge, "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth...living, and your belief will help create the fact." Eighty-seven years later, at the fifteenth annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology,...
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William James, Public Philosopher

George Cotkin - Philosophy - 1994 - 218 pages
...Worth Living?" James exhorted those of weak mind and body to become believers and, in the process, "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."53 Fortunately, the Jamesian discourse of heroism was built upon a foundation sturdier than the...
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Dare To Be 100: 99 Steps To A Long, Healthy Life

Walter M. Bortzii - Health & Fitness - 1996 - 272 pages
...if we don't mess it up, or unless the lightning strikes. In the Will to Believe William James wrote, "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth...living, and your belief will help create the fact. It is only by risking your person from one hour to another that you live at all. Your faith beforehand...
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Cryptogram-A-Day Book

Louise B. Moll - Games - 1996 - 128 pages
...conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. -Samuel Butler January 16 Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. -WilliamJames February 12 The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time....
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What Makes Life Worth Living?: How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of ...

Gordon Mathews - Social Science - 1996 - 296 pages
...certainty the ultimate truth of one's beliefs, one should believe what is best for one to believe: "Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact" ([1897] 1956, 62). This seems to be the tack taken by many of those I interviewed. Anthropologists...
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Twelve Great Philosophers: A Historical Introduction to Human Nature

Wayne P. Pomerleau - Philosophy - 1997 - 473 pages
...moral values, on the other, melioristic progress offers us possibilities of fulfillment. As James says, These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid...worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."4 We should not expect to be handed personal fulfillment as a finished product, but we are free...
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Solution Focused Group Therapy: Ideas for Groups in Private Practice ...

Linda Metcalf - Psychology - 1998 - 242 pages
...habit to take over at times? WALKING THE WALK OF SOLUTIONS: FREEDOM FROM DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROBLEMS Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create thefact. — William James In their groundbreaking book Working with the Problem Drinker (1992), Insoo...
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