Here’s a collection of the greatest psychological quotes of all times.
It’s because it helps us understand ourselves and others better.
It helps us understands why our mind and body works in the way it does and how we can better ourselves.
From Freud to Jung, here’s a collection of the most inspiring quotes from psychology best – known thinkers to help you take a more closer look at yourself and your problems.
” The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different ideas of the things we know best.” — Paul Valery
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” — Albert Ellis
“It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.”― E. Langer
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves” — Carl Jung
” The truth is, bad things don’t affect us as profoundly as we expect them to. That’s true of good things, too. We adapt very quickly to either.” – Daniel Gilbert
“When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.” — Carl Rogers
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind” — William James
“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and inventions that characterizes children before they were deformed by adult society.” — Jean Piaget
“Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” — Daniel Kahneman
” So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.” — Gordon W. All port
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” — Carl Rogers
“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”– Abraham Maslow
“People’s belief about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities.”
“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” — B. F. Skinner
“The best way to find out whether you’re on the right path? Stop looking at the path.” — Marcus Buckingham
” The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.”
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
” Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence” — Eric Fromm
“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” — Virginia Satir
“If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.”
“The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.” – Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud
“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another. Listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another. ” — Alfred Edee
“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” — Satir
“Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapy.” — Karen Horny
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” — B.F. Skinner
” Meeting with anxiety can free us from boredom and sharpen our perception.” — Rolo Mary
“Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.” — William James
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow
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