Psychology Quotes

Mo Willems

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.

Asa Don Brown

The benefits of forgiveness are limitless.

Diana Rose Morcilla

Put emotions to thoughts. Thoughts to words. Words to paragraphs. Paragraphs to pictures. Let your mind be known, heard and seen. Your thoughts are real as it could be.

Asa Don Brown

All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.

Christina Westover

Besides,love is only a feeling.

Michael Adzema

A crucial element of the real self is its unconditional acceptance of itself.

Asa Don Brown

In simple, the past is a time gone by and no longer exists in the present moment, but we choose to allow this past to occupy our minds, our bodies and our very existence.

Theodor Reik

He who licks his wounds cannot be affectionate

Asa Don Brown

Perfectionism is adaptive if you are mindful of your humanhood.

Frank Tallis

Love is a kind of symptom that arises through the repression of libido.

Martha Gellhorn

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his
I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.

C.G. Jung

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.

C.G. Jung

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole

Sigmund Freud

My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection.

June Ahern

How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.

Lisa Lutz

Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.

Jen Knox

When the writing is good, a book becomes a mirror. The reader will see an uncanny familiarity and respond accordingly.

C.G. Rousing

When the mind is free, magic happens.

C. Kennedy

One can learn from what is not said.

Allan Lokos

Directing the mind to stay in the present can be a formidable task.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

It is awesome to note that the works your work are working but that should not be a joy. The ultimate joy should be that the works of your work are indelible.

Jerril Thomas Abraham

When you walk,go different roads that take you nowhere,and see your world.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Some women tend to bring insults into a little show you put forth to make them
Some women tend to bring insults into a little show you put forth to make them laugh, but they later accuse you of some abnormality if you keep them at arms length in order to regain your respect.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.

Asa Don Brown

Letting go of the past, is like opening the flood gates of healing to be set free.

Lionel Shriver

They were determined to find something mechanically wrong with him - because broken machines are easier to fix.

Thomas More

The change of the word does not alter the matter

Swami Dhyan Giten

Our outer relationships are a mirror of the relationship and communication between our own inner male and female sides. Our outer relationships with a man or a woman are a possibility to understand our own inner man or woman.


Love born in the brain is more spirited, doubtless, than true love, but it has only flashes of enthusiasm; it knows itself too well, it criticizes itself incessantly; so far from banishing thought, it is itself reared only upon a structure of thought.

I. Alan Appt

Wisdom is not guaranteed with age but is realized through one's sensitivity to humanity and the universe

Stefan Molyneux

We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.

Idries Shah

In the realm of Greater Understanding, the workshop is dismantled after the work is finished.. Idries
In the realm of Greater Understanding, the workshop is dismantled after the work is finished.

Wilhelm Reich

Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.

Sigmund Freud

When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves

Erica Jong

All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.

Allan Lokos

Our work is not to become a better person, but to become present to the perfection we already are.

Sharon Salzberg

We can understand the inherent radiance & purity of our minds by understanding metta. Like the mind, metta is not distorted by what it encounters.

Sharon Salzberg

Like water poured from one vessel to another, metta flows freely, taking the shape of each situation without changing its essence.

Sharon Salzberg

When we practice metta, we open continuously to the truth of our actual experience, changing our relationship to life.

K. Hari Kumar

Such is the great nature of man, it resides the true face beneath a glittering masquerade.

Chloe Thurlow

The quest of the alchemists to turn lead into gold is a metaphor for our attempts to turn the base metal of ourselves, that person hooked on consumerism, filled with angst and ambition, into the gold of what we can be and really are.

Erich Fromm

The cruelty itself is motivated by something deeper: the wish to know the secret of things and of life.

Clancy Martin

Deception and self-deception are intimately intertwined. We fool ourselves in order to fool others, and we fool others in order to fool ourselves.

P.A. Speers

I have heard that we are spirits having a human experience. Perhaps those of us who have no conscience are dark spirits having a human experience.

Osunsakin Adewale

A life without love is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. So, keep love in your heart if not your best friend today will turn to your worst enemy tomorrow.

Daniel Keyes

Even a feeble-minded man wants to be like other men.
A child may not know how to feed itself, or what to eat, yet it knows hunger.

Stefan Molyneux

Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.

Stefan Molyneux

Excuses are a promise of repetition.

Stefan Molyneux

What we do not confront, we inhabit.
What we do not reject, we accept.
What we do not fight, we become.

Stefan Molyneux

We already live on the planet of war, we already live on the red planet, and it's a war against children. All the other wars are just the shadows of the war on children.

Stefan Molyneux

The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: "Human Nature".

Tarryn Tomlinson

When creativity is seen as more important than facts, we will find ourselves in a world where problems are solved more often than spoken of.

Tom Robbins

All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves
All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.

John Dolan

The American educational psychologist Patricia Alexander has expressed the view that fear paralyses and curiosity empowers. Accordingly, she reasons, we should always be more interested than afraid.

Theodor Reik

…if you cannot hate you cannot love. If you cannot bite you can not kiss. If you cannot curse you cannot bless. Who cannot be a good hater will be a poor lover.

Theodor Reik

The fear to love reaches sometimes the depth of a panic, resembles sometimes the fear to die.

Stefan Molyneux

The expression of preferences is the essence of love.

Stefan Molyneux

Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge.

Stefan Molyneux

There is no external solution to the problem of insecurity.

Stefan Molyneux

Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.

Stefan Molyneux

We raise predators by treating children as prey.

Stefan Molyneux

The true self is that which is in touch with reality.
The false self is the aspects of your personality that are adapted to threats and no longer consciously recognizes either the adaptation or the threat.

Robert Bloch

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Joseph Campbell

Maslow's five values are the values for which people live when they have nothing to live for. Nothing has seized them, nothing has caught them, nothing has driven them spiritually mad and made them worth talking to.

Stefan Molyneux

We are haunted houses of history.
Nobody that we meet ever dies while we are alive.

Neel Burton

There are essentially three types of people: those who love life more than they fear it, those who fear life more than they love it, and those who have no clue what I'm talking about.

Sara Gruen

The person following is never in control, which she knows full well and which is exactly why she does it.

I. Alan Appt

To a certain degree,
We all seek, life’s purpose and meaning,
love, peace and joy,
and knowledge, wealth and power…

Carla H. Krueger

Writing is a solitary existence, especially if you forget to chat to your friends – sorry, I meant characters.

Brené Brown

Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.

Robert Glover

In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual's life energy.

Humans connect with humans. Hiding one's humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.

Isabella Poretsis

All humans are alike and all humans are equal. It is just the perception of the eye that sees any different.

Pyotr Uspensky

Many things are mechanical and should remain mechanical. But mechanical thoughts, mechanical feelings - that is what has to be studied and can and should be changed. Mechanical thinking is not worth a penny. You can think about many things mechanically, but you will get nothing from it.

Charles Fort

People with a psychological need to believe in marvels are no more prejudiced and gullible than people with a psychological need not to believe in marvels.

Megan Boyle

most psychologists/philosophers we've learned about have experienced severe depressions, attempted suicide, were considered 'freaks' or 'insane' by their peers, locked themselves in their rooms, felt socially isolated, were either celibate or extremely promiscuous, and rarely found 'love

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

But I MUST say what I feel and think in some way - it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief.

Charles S. Weinblatt

Only when we learn to value the differences among us can we achieve the true spirit of humanity.

Christopher Marshall

Philosophy is to religion as psychoanalysis is to pseudoscience

Joanne Greenberg

Sometimes the world is so much sicker than the inmates of its institutions.

Ayn Rand

Politically, the goal of today’s dominant trend
is statism.
Philosophically, the goal is the
obliteration of reason;
psychologically, it is the
erosion of ambition.

Swami Dhyan Giten

Emptiness and the not-“I” is the quality that arises when the therapist consciously moves out of his own way without hindering the therapeutic process through his own ideas, attitudes, expectations and concepts. He is present, available and responds with the truth in the moment.

W. Somerset Maugham

It looked as though you did not act in a certain way because you thought in a certain way, but rather you thought in a certain way because you were made in a certain way. Truth had nothing to do with it.

Derrick Jensen

Have you ever felt love?

Did you need scientific proof of this? How would you have definitively and scientifically proved your love existed? If you could not prove it, would that mean your love didn't exist? What would you trust: your own feelings, or science?

Swami Dhyan Giten

In the therapeutic process based on awareness, there exists no ”I" – it just exists a presence, a light, a love and a silence.

Anaïs Nin

We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art-we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones.

Dorothy Rowe

'Not spoiling' a child means trying to break that child's spirit.

C.G. Jung

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Oscar Wilde

His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion.

Viktor E. Frankl

Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.

Viktor E. Frankl

What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms.

Jeffery Deaver

She was reflecting back on a truth she had learned over the years: that people heard what they wanted to hear, saw what they wanted, believed what they wanted.

Kelli Jae Baeli

You have to be able to recognize your truths in the daylight before you can find them in the dark.

P.A. Speers

The toxic behaviors were there before you decided to enter into relationships with them. The signs were there. You may have chosen to look the other way, but the signs were there. - Psychotherapist from Type 1 Sociopath

William James

Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly. The fundamental conceptions of psychology are practically very clear to us, but theoretically they are very confused, and one easily makes the obscurest assumptions in this science without realizing, until challenged, what internal difficulties they involve.

William James

An outree explanation, violating all our preconceptions, would never pass for a true account of a novelty. We should scratch round industriously till we found something less excentric.

Idries Shah

The Sufi must be able to alternate his thought between the relative and the Absolute, the
The Sufi must be able to alternate his thought between the relative and the Absolute, the approximate and the Real.

James Baldwin

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.

George Orwell

For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?

René Descartes

I suppose therefore that all things I see are illusions; I believe that nothing has ever existed of everything my lying memory tells me. I think I have no senses. I believe that body, shape, extension, motion, location are functions. What is there then that can be taken as true? Perhaps only this one thing, that nothing at all is certain.

Phillip C. McGraw

Life's managed, not cured.

Mahatma Gandhi

I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.

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