Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James The Will to Believe Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Power of thought Beliefs Author William James Source The Will to Believe Statement Type Advice Language English Time 1896 1890s 19th century Occupation Psychologist Academic Philosopher From United States Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation James, William. "The Will to Believe." 1896. Lecture. Citation text copied to clipboard.