'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.

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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.

To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate someone else's type of thinking.

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do just for practice.

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.

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    Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.

    Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.

    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

    We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

    We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

    It's impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.

    It's impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.

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