“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his [her] life by altering his [her] attitude of mind.” ~ William James (January 11, 1842 to August 26, 1910)
William James was an American physician, psychologist, philosopher, intellectual, writer, and essayist. He was the brother of Henry James (novelist) and Alice James (diarist).
Wow, what a brilliant family! At first – when I found this quotation – I confused William James with his brother Henry James.
James wrote the classic essay “The Moral Equivalent of War.”
[Sources: Tweet by LynetteBrown September 21, 2010. Quotation verified through use of ThinkExist.com, accessed September 22, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed September 22, 2010].