William James Quote
The Principles of Psychology (2007 edition), Cosimo, Inc. - ISBN: 9781602062832
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam James
Born: January 11, 1842
Died: August 26, 1910 (aged 68)
Bio: William James was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the U.S. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”