135+ Psychology Quotes (from Great Minds)

In this blog post, we will define the concept of psychology, speak of  its importance.

We also gathered 135+ beautiful psychology quotes from great minds to teach you all about self care and the relationship between the body and the mind. 

What is psychology?

The answer to the question “what is psychology?” it is not so easy to give, as it seems at first sight.

It is no coincidence that in the specialized literature we meet several types of definitions.

Some authors prefer the butada type definition, which says that “psychology is the science studied by psychologists.”

Leaving aside the vicious character of the definition, we cannot fail to notice a certain utility of it.

At the same time, the definition recognizes the scientific character of psychology.

Other authors use metaphorical definitions: “psychology is the science made with art.”

Most authors have defined psychology based on the etymology of the word.

As the word “psychology” is composed of two words, “psyche” (psychic) and “logos” (science), it has been stated that “psychology is the science of the psyche.”

Taking into account these elements, we will define psychology as the science that studies the psyche (processes, properties, states, conditions, psychic mechanisms), using a set of objective methods, in order to detach its legitimacy of functioning, in order to describe, explain, integrate, optimizing and improving human existence.

From the beginning of psychology it was seen as something supernatural, considering the soul as an object of psychology; the non-existent soul is considered the null being of psychology as a science.

We observe daily this resistance, this opposition, reluctance towards everything related to doctors, psychologists, not to mention psychiatrists, in general reluctance to accept a real problem.

It is important to accept that we have a problem, this being the first step in solving it.

Unfortunately, most of the time, even in psychosomatic cases, the person waits until the last resort, only then calling a doctor, when it may be too late.

The first step in solving a problem is to accept that we have a problem, identifying the problem.

A second step would be to try to solve it, either on your own or by calling a specialist.

When a problem arises, either psychologically or neuropsychologically, the difficulty in the socialization process automatically appears, hence the exact goal of the psychologist: to help the integration of the subject in society.

There are currently several branches of psychology: cognitive, comparative, educational, experimental, personality, industrial-organizational, physiological, psychometry, social psychology.

15 Psychology Quotes

  1. “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens
  2.  “I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” ― Martha Gellhorn
  3. “According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.” ― J.K. Rowling
  4. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” ― David Richo
  5. “I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.” ― Daniel Keyes
  1. “Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.” ― Susan Cain
  2. “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” ― Carl Gustav Jung
  1. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” ― Carl Gustav Jung
  2. “There are some people you like immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some that you simply want to push away from you with a sharp stick.” ― Douglas Adams
  3. “As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” ― Carl Gustav Jung, Memories
  4. “Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ― James Baldwin
  5. “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are

presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new

evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is

extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it

is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,

ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” ― Frantz Fanon

  1. “A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence – briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing – cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves.” ― Erich fromm
  2. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” ― William Shakespeare
  3. “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.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

20 Psychology Quotes

  1. “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” ― Abraham Maslow
  2.  “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?” ― George Orwell, 1984
  3. “How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.” ― June Ahern
  4. “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer 
  5.  “There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you’re high it’s tremendous. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like hitting stars, and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty. There are interests found in uninteresting people. Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to entice and be enticeirresistible. Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence, and euphoria pervade one’s marrow. But, somewhere, this changes. The fast ideas are far too fast, and there are far too many; overwhelming confusion replaces clarity. Memory goes. Humor and absorption on friends’ faces are replaced by fear and concern. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against– you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and enmeshed totally in the blackest caves of the mind. You never knew those caves were there. It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.” ― Kay Redfield Jamison
  1. “We can’t win against obsession. They care, we don’t. They win.” ― Douglas Adams, Life
  2. “All I know is this: nobody’s very big in the first place, and it looks to me like everybody spends their whole life tearing everybody else down.” ― Ken Kesey
  3.  “Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy then gives them the drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction It is already happening to some extent in our own society. Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual’s internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable.” ― Theodore Kaczynski
  4. “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. ” ― Carl G. Jung
  5. “Sometimes, if you want to change a man’s mind, you have to change the mind of the man next to him first.” ― Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia
  1. “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.” ― Carl Gustav Jung
  2. “If you discovered something that made you tighten inside, you had better try to learn more about it.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  3. “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.” ― C.G. Jung
  4. “A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.” ― Daniel Kahneman
  1. “It’s all in the mind.” ― George Harrison
  2. “The human mind is not a terribly logical or consistent place.” ― Jim Butcher
  3. “Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?” ― Sigmund Freud
  4. “Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” ― Viktor E. Frankl
  5. “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” ― Clive James
  6. “I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to compare my current self with the best I have been, which is when I have been mildly manic. When I am my present “normal” self, I am far removed from when I have been my liveliest, most productive, most intense, most outgoing and effervescent. In short, for myself, I am a hard act to follow.” ― Kay Redfield Jamison

30 Psychology Quotes

  1. “Reality denied comes back to haunt.” ― Philip K.
  2. “Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.” –  Lisa Lutz
  3. “Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. ” ― Carl Gustav Jung
  4. “When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.” ― Criss Jam
  5. “I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears.” ― Carl Jung
  1. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy
  2. “To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.” ― Frantz Fanon
  3. “A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.” ― Douglas Adams
  4. “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.” ― Rene Descartes
  5. “Through others we become ourselves.” ― Lev S. Vygotsky
  1. “If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.” ― Erich Fromm
  2. “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” ― Edward Bernays
  1. “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.” ― William Gibson
  2. “Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.” ― Dr. Asa Don Brown
  3. “To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” ― Sun Tzu
  1. “A person can’t change all at once.”― Stephen King
  2. “Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.” ― Margaret Atwood
  3.  “Someday soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That’s when I will be truly dead – when I exist in no one’s memory. I thought a lot about how someone very old is the last living individual to have known some person or cluster of people. When that person dies, the whole cluster dies, too, vanishes from the living memory. I wonder who that person will be for me. Whose death will make me truly dead?” ― Irvin D. Yalom
  4. “It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.” ― Abraham Harold Maslow
  5. “It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.” ― Honoré de Balzac
  6. “An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn’t try.” ― Jen Knox
  7. “Words used carelessly, as if they did not matter in any serious way, often allowed otherwise well-guarded truths to seep through.” ― Douglas Adams
  8. “Man is many things, but he is not rational.” ― Oscar Wilde
  9. “…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” ― Robert Greene
  10. “Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.” ― Richard Adams
  1. “Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.” ― Socrates
  2. “In an era of stress and anxiety, when the present seems unstable and the future unlikely, the natural response is to retreat and withdraw from reality, taking recourse either in fantasies of the future or in modified visions of a half-imagined past.” ― Alan Moore, Watchmen
  3. “No one is willing to believe that adults too, like children, wander about this earth in a daze and, like children, do not know where they come from or where they are going, act as rarely as they do according to genuine motives, and are as thoroughly governed as they are by biscuits and cake and the rod.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther
  4. “Sensation tells us a thing is.

Thinking tells us what this thing is.

Feeling tells us what this thing is to us.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  1. “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.” ― Carl G. Jung

40 Psychology Quotes

  1. “Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.” ― Charles Dickens
  2. “It’s not that there is no small talk…It’s that it comes not at the beginning of conversations but at the end…Sensitive people…’enjoy small talk only after they’ve gone deep’ says Strickland. ‘When sensitive people are in environments that nurture their authenticity, they laugh and chit chat just as much as anyone else.” ― Susan Cain
  3. “One thought-unlawful killing a day keeps the psychiatrist away.” ― Saul Bellow
  4. “One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
  5. “Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists, chickens do come home to roost, and as my mother, Phyllis, liked to say, “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting.” ― Donald Van de Mark
  1. “Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way.” ― H.P. Lovecraft
  2. “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.” ― Gabor Mate
  3. “The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of this pain.” ― William Styron
  4. “Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.” ― Charles Duhigg
  5. “People who need to bully you are the easiest to push around.” ― Douglas Adams
  1. “It was his subconscious which told him this—that infuriating part of a person’s brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.” ― Douglas Adams
  2. “All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.” ― Asa Don Brown
  3. “Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.” ― Criss Jami
  4. “It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.” ― Gabor Mate
  5. “My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection.” ― Sigmund Freud
  1. “We are gods with anuses.” ― Ernest Becker
  2. “Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.” ― Wilhelm Reich
  3. “PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” Susan Pease Banitt
  4. “We forget very easily what gives us pain.” ― Graham Green
  5. “I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.” ― Byron Katie
  1. “What fabrications they are, mothers. Scarecrows, wax dolls for us to stick pins into, crude diagrams. We deny them an existence of their own, we make them up to suit ourselves — our own hungers, our own wishes, our own deficiencies.” ― Margaret Atwood
  2. “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” ― Carl R. Rogers
  3. “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.” ― Jeffery Deaver
  4. “Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need.” ― Marshall Rosenberg
  5. “Ironically enough, in the same way that fear brings to pass what one is afraid of, likewise a forced intention makes impossible what one forcibly wishes… Pleasure is, and must remain, a side-effect or by-product, and is destroyed and spoiled to the degree to which it is made a goal in itself.” ― Viktor E. Frankl
  1. “Rather than arriving five hours late and flustered, it would be better all around if he were to arrive five hours and a few extra minutes late, but triumphantly in command.” ― Douglas Adams
  2. “When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.” ― John Berger
  3. “It’s in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous.” ― Brené Brown
  4. “Whenever I think of something but can’t think of what it was I was thinking of, I can’t stop thinking until I think I’m thinking of it again. I think I think too much.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy
  5. “To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” ― James P. Carse
  1. “The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self.” ― Nathaniel Branden
  2. “Tantrums are seldom about the thing they appear to be about.” ― Diana Wynne Jones
  3. “In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.” ― Kevin Alan Lee
  4. “In any kind of relationship we can make the assumption that others know what we think, and we don’t have to say what we want. They are going to do what we want because they know us so well. If they don’t do what we want, what we assume they should do, we feel hurt and think, “How could you do that? You should know.” Again, we make the assumption that the other person knows what we want. A whole drama is created because we make this assumption and then put more assumptions on top of it.” ― Miguel Ruiz
  1. “We often feel that we lack something, and seem to see that very quality in someone else, promptly attributing all our own qualities to him too, and a kind of ideal contentment as well. And so the happy mortal is a model of complete perfection–which we have ourselves created.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  2. “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.” ― Brené Brown
  3. “Trauma does not have to occur by abuse alone…” ― Asa Don Brown
  4. “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” ― Sigmund Freud
  5. “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.” ― Stendhal

50 Psychology Quotes

1. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

2. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” — William James

3. “I’ve always believed that you can think positively just as well as you can think negatively.” – Sugar Ray Robinson

4. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

5. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy

6. “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” – Harry Truman

7. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Harry F. Banks

8. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James

9. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

10. “Everything can be taken from a man, but the last of the human freedoms: to choose one’s attitudes in any given set of circumstances.” – Viktor Frankl

11. “If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.” – Abraham Maslow

12. “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.” – Carl G. Jung

13. “Happiness is not out there for us to find. The reason that it’s not our there is that it’s inside us.” – Sonja Lyubomirsky

14. “Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.” – Albert Schweitzer

15. “We are so made, that we can only derive intense enjoyment from a contrast and only very little from a state of things.” — Sigmund Freud

16. “Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.” – Robert Biswas-Diener

17. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.” – Dalai Lama

18. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball

19. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

20. “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” – Louisa May Alcott

21. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

22. “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

23. “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” – Ernest Hemingway

24. “To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.” – Julian Barnes

25. “We know what we are but not what we may be.” — Shakespeare

26. “We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.” – Sigmund Freud

27. “If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” – Jean Piaget

28. “When we encounter an unexpected challenge of threat, the only way to save ourselves is to hold on tight to the people around us and not let go.” – Shawn Achor

29. “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

30. “Becoming is better than being.” – Carol S. Dweck

31. “Compassion does not render people tearful idlers, moral weaklings, or passive onlookers; but individuals who will take on the pain of others, even when given the chance to skip out on such difficult action or in anonymous conditions.” – Dacher Keltner

Motivational psychology quotes

32. “Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.” – Scott Barry Kaufmann

33. “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that do not work.” — Thomas Edison

34. “The brain is wider than the sky.” — Emily Dickinson

35. “I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” — Abraham Lincoln

36. “The best way to find out whether you’re on the right path? Stop looking at the path.” – Marcus Buckingham

37. “Be content with what you have. Rejoice in how things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

38. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” –Todd Kashdan

39. “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” – Carl Rogers

40. “Great spirits have often overcome violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

41. “When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.” – Carl Rogers

42. “Don’t become a mere recorder of facts but try to enter the mystery of their origin.” — Ivan Pavlov

43. “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” — Shakespeare 

44. “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” — Noam Chomsky

45. “Education survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.” — B.F. Skinner

46. “There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding.” — Erik Erikson

47. “Much learning does not teach understanding.” — Heraclitus

48. “The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” — Stanley Milgram

49. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

50. “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” – Erik Erikson

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Most authors have defined psychology based on the etymology of the word.

As the word “psychology” is composed of two words, “psyche” (psychic) and “logos” (science), it has been stated that “psychology is the science of the psyche.”

Psychology is essential because it teaches us about the importance of a good psychosomatic collaboration, i.e a good functioning of both the body and the psyche, it teaches about the importance of education in order to accept psychological problems (personality disorders, depression, and even the need for unsatisfied communication within the family, the circle of friends, society in general) and the importance of the freedom to express a need, desire, without reaching consequences such as failed acts, dreams / neurotic states, in other words lack of efficiency and an inability to integrate into society, its norms and values .

Which Psychology Quote did you find interesting?

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