I have often thought that the best way to define a man’s character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it came upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: “This is the real me!”

William James (1842-1910) American psychologist and philosopher
Letter to Alice Gibbons James (1878)
Added on 19-Dec-12 | Last updated 19-Dec-12
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