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#1. It occurred to him that his scarcely perceptible attempts to struggle against what was considered good by the most highly placed people, those scarcely noticeable impulses which he had immediately suppressed, might have been the real thing, and all the rest false. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Psychology quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#2. It's better not to hold your feelings inside too much and express them to a dear one freely, than to pay thousands of dollars to a psychiatrist for the same outburst of emotions later. Emotions are a bonding mechanism for humans. So, use 'em, abuse 'em and utilize 'em. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
Psychology quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#3. I really like to discover a new culture, a new country, a new rhythm of living. I really, really like that. I think that's the most enriching thing, for my nature, because I like the psychology of people. - Author: Audrey Tautou
Psychology quotes by Audrey Tautou
#4. The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward. - Author: Aberjhani
Psychology quotes by Aberjhani
#5. Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process. - Author: Paul Rand
Psychology quotes by Paul Rand
#6. He wanted to do, to be, to feel- and could not; he wanted sense, he wanted purpose- in Freud's words, 'Work and Love'. - Author: Oliver Sacks
Psychology quotes by Oliver Sacks
#7. Genes and education are fundamental building blocks with witch man develops personality and lifestyle in one way or other... - Author: Monica Rus Carmen Psychologyst
Psychology quotes by Monica Rus Carmen Psychologyst
#8. We were supposed to survive together. We were supposed to leave and live and grow old together. But instead, his death is a sacrifice for my life, a life I no longer want. - Author: Halo Scot
Psychology quotes by Halo Scot
#9. For once, I'd love if someone reacted unpredictably to death. Chant or somersault or fucking yodel to show me you have a mind of your own. - Author: Halo Scot
Psychology quotes by Halo Scot
#10. Freud expressed the opinion - not quite in earnest, though, it seemed to me - that philosophy was the most decent form of sublimation of repressed sexuality, nothing more. In response I put the question, 'What then is science, particularly psychoanalytic psychology?' Whereupon he, visible a bit surprised, answered evasively: 'At least psychology has a social purpose. - Author: Ludwig Binswanger
Psychology quotes by Ludwig Binswanger
#11. Why we ask questions: Questions are the basis of human freedom. Our mind, as a part of our self experience, is curious and always challenging that part of us that can think about the essence of things. We interpret our lives all the time - with unconscious deep conceptualization - and these conceptualization raise questions.
Why did I feel the way I felt yesterday when I spoke with X? What is the meaning of my answer? Why I chose to spend time in X's company and not Y's? And how it changed my attitude toward Y?
(Interesting paragraph I translated from the Hebrew edition) - Author: Christopher Bollas
Psychology quotes by Christopher Bollas
#12. Our emotions affect the atmosphere around us, and other people, because emotions influence the electromagnetic field our heart emits. - Author: Sam Owen
Psychology quotes by Sam Owen
#13. More may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990s - the so-called decade of the brain - than during the entire previous history of psychology and neuroscience. - Author: Antonio Damasio
Psychology quotes by Antonio Damasio
#14. Today, Islam effectively resists secularization primarily because of its use of shame. Within the community, each person's sexuality is tied to his or her family and to the community. To violate the sexual rules of Allah violates both the family and the community. This powerful distortion allows Islam to remain isolated from secular sexual influences. The terror of social sanction or violence keeps young people from following their heart. It prevents healthy sexual exploration and development in men and women. - Author: Darrel Ray
Psychology quotes by Darrel Ray
#15. Neuroscience in no longer simply the science of the nervous system. It is the actual empirical science of self-awareness. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
Psychology quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#16. It is not what we do but how we feel doing what we do that matters. - Author: Abdulazeez Henry Musa
Psychology quotes by Abdulazeez Henry Musa
#17. No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along. - Author: Cus D'Amato
Psychology quotes by Cus D'Amato
#18. I am tempted to find reason and justice in the fact that he died as violently and indecently as he lived. But that is too ingenuous a way out. It does not explain Dimitrios; it only apologizes for him. Special sorts of conditions must exist for the creation of the special sort of criminal that he typified ... all I do know is that while might is right, while chaos and anarchy masquerade as order and enlightenment, those conditions will obtain. - Author: Eric Ambler
Psychology quotes by Eric Ambler
#19. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history. - Author: Charles Darwin
Psychology quotes by Charles Darwin
#20. As a sign of utmost gratitude for his contributions to the Indian society in restoring equal rights of the citizens, I confer him (B.R. Ambedkar) the title "Martin Luther King Jr. of India. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
Psychology quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#21. The problem in our society is the ego psychology and conventional wisdom about "look out for #1." That conventional wisdom thinks that "love your enemy" is to some a principle no one can ever live by. - Author: Robert Thurman
Psychology quotes by Robert Thurman
#22. We need leadership books that offer information as well as inspiration. Pop leadership is one of the most destructive forces today. - Author: Paul Gibbons
Psychology quotes by Paul Gibbons
#23. When people are unable to integrate their traumatic memories, they seem to lose their capacity to assimilate new experiences as well. It is as if their personality stops at a certain points and cannot enlarge any more by the addition or assimilation of new elements. Unless they become aware of the split off elements and integrate them into a story that had happened in the past but was now over, they would experience a slow decline in their personal and professional functioning. - Author: Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
Psychology quotes by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
#24. I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. - Author: Martha Gellhorn
Psychology quotes by Martha Gellhorn
#25. Age is a number that doesn't reflect circumstance, environment or psychology. - Author: Krista Ritchie
Psychology quotes by Krista Ritchie
#26. No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Psychology quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#27. History, Geology, Psychology, Philosophy, Chemistry, Physics, Theology, Mathematics, Technology, Sociology, Biology, and the list goes on and on. If all this body of knowledge exist for human consumption, why would I specialize in only one field? - Author: Allan Amanyire
Psychology quotes by Allan Amanyire
#28. Marginalised and abused children are often overlooked even today, and risk becoming marginalised and abused adults who may never receive acknowledgment or respect for the immense physical and emotional burden they carry from childhood or indeed have their full potential realised. - Author: Jane Hersey
Psychology quotes by Jane Hersey
#29. [Skinner] does not invoke other events, processes, or mechanisms which are hypothesized or invented for the purpose of mediating between behavior and its empirical determinants. This omission is sometimes misconstrued as a denial that mediating mechanisms exist; they obviously do, they are obviously neurological and they are also obviously themselves lawful. ...The argument [against employing them as part of scientific practice] is simplicity itself... [Skinner] considers such theoretical terms unnecessary; they may generate research whose only usefulness is to disconfirm the mediating entity or redefine it without increasing our knowledge of behavior's controlling variables; they can become the absorbing focus of an inquiry and so deflect attention from behavior itself; they can become a "refuge from the data". - Author: Kenneth MacCorquodale
Psychology quotes by Kenneth MacCorquodale
#30. Whatever is going on inside your head has everything to do with how well you end up performing. - Author: D.C. Gonzalez
Psychology quotes by D.C. Gonzalez
#31. I've begun to realize that behind every story there is a gap that nourishes wisdom with great strength. And people misunderstand it as the end. - Author: Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Psychology quotes by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
#32. A very important function of intelligence is the ability to premeditate. ~ Aarush Kashyap - Author: Kirtida Gautam
Psychology quotes by Kirtida Gautam
#33. A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you. - Author: Harold Ramis
Psychology quotes by Harold Ramis
#34. We are parts of one universe, true enough. We stand within an almost infinite network of relationships. Yet each of us is a single point of consciousness, a unique event, a private, unrepeatable world. This is the essence of our aloneness. - Author: Nathaniel Branden
Psychology quotes by Nathaniel Branden
#35. My brother is nine years older than I am. He's a psychology professor, I'm an actor, and so we look at life in two different ways. We thought it would be interesting to come together and take our unique perspectives and share them with everybody else. - Author: Matt Czuchry
Psychology quotes by Matt Czuchry
#36. Suicidal thoughts, you keep me company on the dark days. - Author: Steven Magee
Psychology quotes by Steven Magee
#37. Worldview is often confused with perception; rather, it is our perception that influences our worldview. - Author: Asa Don Brown
Psychology quotes by Asa Don Brown
#38. Psychology doesn't like to talk about evil. It likes to talk about bad childhoods. But I very much believe that some people are evil and motivation is not necessary for evil. - Author: Laura Schlessinger
Psychology quotes by Laura Schlessinger
#39. when you are in pain __ no one can feel this better than you .this is not a shame to be in emotional love someone or hate __ not in your hand . a part of life to going through pain. pain may cause silent killer of your health .
what you must do _ focus on your pain .realizing helps . then you would feel at a point _you have to get out of it. then the moment you focus what can destruct your emotional pain .music ,screaming ,going out,writing, anything ,you may pick up.
one last thing __ never lie to self. shoot direct question and answer to self . create hobbies .
then focus on yourself. look how brilliant you are . how unique you are . then admit ,no power can hurt you so much that has nothing to do with your well being . now _ reject . start to reject . once you understand your pain, the cause , how to keep self safety , ___you are powerful to reject pain slowly . - Author: Litymunshi
Psychology quotes by Litymunshi
#40. Bowlby uses the notion of faulty internal working models to describe different patterns of neurotic attachment. He sees the basic problem of 'anxious attachment" as that of maintaining attachment with a care-giver who is unpredictable or rejecting. Here the internal working model will be based not on accurate representation of the self and others, but on coping, in which the care-giver must be accommodated to. The two basic strategies here are those of avoidance or adherence, which lead to avoidant or ambivalent attachment. - Author: Jeremy Holmes
Psychology quotes by Jeremy Holmes
#41. Psychologist: "This, ah, is a new sort of, ah, psychopathology that we're only now beginning to, ah, understand. These, ah, super-serial killers have no, ah, 'type' but, ah, rather consider everyone to be their 'type.'"
Gramma: "Did you hear that? Your daddy's a superhero! - Author: Barry Lyga
Psychology quotes by Barry Lyga
#42. Many Christians ... find themselves defeated by the most psychological weapon that Satan uses against them. This weapon has the effectiveness of a deadly missile. Its name? Low self-esteem. Satan's greatest psychological weapon is a gut level feeling of inferiority, inadequacy, and low self-worth This feeling shackles many Christians, in spite of wonderful spiritual experiences and knowledge of God's Word. Although they understand their position as sons and daughters of God, they are tied up in knots, bound by a terrible feeling inferiority, and chained to a deep sense of worthlessness. - Author: David A. Seamands
Psychology quotes by David A. Seamands
#43. Being your authentic self exudes a quiet confidence. - Author: Sam Owen
Psychology quotes by Sam Owen
#44. The universe, it appeared, had never been kind to Captain Bortrek, conspiring against him in a fashion that Threepio privately considered unlikely given the man's relative unimportance. Knowing what he did about the Alderaan social structure, shipping regulations, the psychology of law enforcement agents, and the statistical behavior patterns of human females, Threepio was much inclined to doubt that so many hundreds of people would spend that much time thinking up ways to thwart and injure a small-time free-trader who was, by his own assertion, only trying to make a living. - Author: Barbara Hambly
Psychology quotes by Barbara Hambly
#45. The curious thing about The Ring and the Book, to which I will now return, is that although each character recounts the same events, and although there is no difference in what they tell, there is a fundamental difference, which belongs to the realm of human psychology, the fact that each of us believes we are justified. For example, the count admits he is a murderer, but the word "murderer" is too general. We know this from reading other books. - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Psychology quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#46. Q. Surely it is easier to be objective about other people than about oneself?
A. No, it is more difficult. If you become objective to yourself you can see other people objectively, but not before, because before that it will all be coloured by your own views, attitudes, tastes, by what you like and what you dislike. To be objective you must be free from it all. You can become objective to yourself in the state of self-consciousness: this is the first experience of coming into contact with the real object. - Author: P.D. Ouspensky
Psychology quotes by P.D. Ouspensky
#47. Hope is an elixir of life. It is the engine that propels us forward in our pursuit of countless goals, all of which might otherwise be impossible to undertake if we were bereft of hope. - Author: Gad Saad
Psychology quotes by Gad Saad
#48. The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated. - Author: Plato
Psychology quotes by Plato
#49. Because of language, the thoughts we record today might reach into the future to influence the thinking of people not yet born. - Author: Laura A. Freberg
Psychology quotes by Laura A. Freberg
#50. 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. - Author: C. G. Jung
Psychology quotes by C. G. Jung
#51. How many friends would you have if you went from one to another asking them to conceal a dead body? - Author: Idries Shah
Psychology quotes by Idries Shah
#52. We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games. - Author: Fred Shero
Psychology quotes by Fred Shero
#53. I think she must have lived where all the sad poets live, in that secret place where everything hurts all the time. - Author: Ross Thomas
Psychology quotes by Ross Thomas
#54. Only those person who learned to like themselves can be generous and friendly with others. - Author: Les Giblin
Psychology quotes by Les Giblin
#55. If you believe all those who are urging you to give up are wrong, prove them wrong! - Author: Nabil N. Jamal
Psychology quotes by Nabil N. Jamal
#56. Studying Theology doesn't make you religious any more than studying Psychology makes you crazy. - Author: Ashley Chappell
Psychology quotes by Ashley Chappell
#57. I am not a human being enjoying a spiritual life, I am a spiritual being enjoying a human life. - Author: Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Psychology quotes by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
#58. That these mandates exist is hardly news, but their cumulative effect on women's lives tends to be examined through a fragmented lens, one-pathology-at-a-time, the eating disorder lit on the self-help shelves separated from the books on women's troubled relationships with men, the books on compulsive shopping separated from the books on female sexuality, the books on culture and media separated from the books on female psychology. Take your pick, choose your demon: Women Who Love Too Much in one camp, Women Who Eat Too Much in another, Women Who Shop Too Much in a third. In fact, the camps are not so disparate, and the question of appetite - specifically the question of what happens to the female appetite when it's submerged and rerouted - is the thread that binds them together. One woman's tub of cottage cheese is another's maxed-out MasterCard; one woman's soul-murdering love affair is another's frenzied eating binge. - Author: Caroline Knapp
Psychology quotes by Caroline Knapp
#59. The study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy - Author: Abraham Maslow
Psychology quotes by Abraham Maslow
#60. While much psychology emphasizes the familial causes of angst in humans, the cultural component carries as much weight, for culture is the family of the family. If the family of the family has various sicknesses, then all families within that culture will have to struggle with the same malaises. There is a saying cultura cura, culture cures. If the culture is a healer, the families learn how to heal; they will struggle less, be more reparative, far less wounding, far more graceful and loving. In a culture where the predator rules, all new life needing to be born, all old life needing to be gone, is unable to move and the soul-lives of its citizenry are frozen with both fear and spiritual famine. - Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Psychology quotes by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
#61. But the trouble with asking your subconscious what it wants is, it just laughs at you and says, 'Work it out for yourself, moron. - Author: Sophie Kinsella
Psychology quotes by Sophie Kinsella
#62. Researchers surf the wave of human imagination. - Author: Steven Magee
Psychology quotes by Steven Magee
#63. We know more about the lives of celebrities, than the truth hidden in our wars. - Author: Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Psychology quotes by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
#64. There is more mental health cure found in a pile of dirt than in all the behavioral therapy and drugs in modern medical science. - Author: J.S.B. Morse
Psychology quotes by J.S.B. Morse
#65. Ah, lust! How one would like to make it the cornerstone of self! But I wouldn't go ahead and build on it if I were you. - Author: Elfriede Jelinek
Psychology quotes by Elfriede Jelinek
#66. He feels the need to hear a human voice - a fully human voice like his own. Sometimes he laughs like a hyena or roars like a lion - his idea of a hyena his idea of a lion. - Author: Margaret Atwood
Psychology quotes by Margaret Atwood
#67. I think my degrees in Theology and Psychology qualified me for nothing, but probably prepared me for everything. - Author: Brooke Bida
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#68. One of my favorite classes was horror in theater and psychology. - Author: Annie Parisse
Psychology quotes by Annie Parisse
#69. I consider therapy successful when the family members (or individual clients) have discovered ways to get what they need from their relationships with the people in their lives, so that their relationship with me is no longer necessary to sustain them. Like a chemical catalyst that facilitates a reaction between two other substances, the therapeutic relationship catalyzes the transformation of relationships in the lives of clients. But the real healing takes place not in the therapeutic relationship but in the client's relationships with significant others. - Author: Joseph A. Micucci
Psychology quotes by Joseph A. Micucci
#70. There is machinery in the mind that is consciousness. Knowing the machine is the dawn of a new era. - Author: Allan Wesler
Psychology quotes by Allan Wesler
#71. The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health. - Author: Stefan Molyneux
Psychology quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#72. It's always easier to learn something than to use what you've learned ... You're alone when you're learning. But you always use it on other people. It's different when there are other people involved. - Author: Chaim Potok
Psychology quotes by Chaim Potok
#73. The distortion of relationship which says "I disagree with you, so I must destroy you" leaves us as Black people with basically uncreative victories, defeated in any common struggle. This jugular vein psychology is based on the fallacy that your assertion or affirmation of self is an attack upon my self - or that my defining myself will somehow prevent or retard your self-definition. - Author: Audre Lorde
Psychology quotes by Audre Lorde
#74. I do not see why the axiom of Prudence should not be questioned, when it conflicts with present inclination, on a ground similar to that on which Egoists refuse to admit the axiom of Rational Benevolence. If the Utilitarian has to answer the question, 'Why should I sacrifice my own happiness for the greater happiness of another?' it must surely be admissible to ask the Egoist 'Why should I sacrifice a present pleasure for a greater one in the future? Why should I concern myself about my own future feelings any more than about the feelings of other persons?' - Author: Henry Sidgwick
Psychology quotes by Henry Sidgwick
#75. Inspirational Psychology brings peace and choice to life even in the most difficult of situations. - Author: Lee L Jampolsky
Psychology quotes by Lee L Jampolsky
#76. I think it was Lessing who once said, 'There are things which must cause you to lose your reason or you have none to lose'. An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour. - Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Psychology quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#77. Writing is a series of verbal suggestions designed to provoke a psychological reaction and an aesthetic experience. - Author: Stewart Stafford
Psychology quotes by Stewart Stafford
#78. I'm not here to disagree with people or try to change anyone's mind. I'm just here to accept and love others right where they are – no matter their belief systems or backgrounds. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
Psychology quotes by Alaric Hutchinson
#79. Yakov spent the whole day playing his fiddle; when it got completely dark, he took the notebook in which he recorded his losses daily, and out of boredom began adding up the yearly total. It came to over a thousand roubles. This astounded him so much that he flung the abacus to the floor and stamped his feet. Then he picked up the abacus, again clicked away for a long time, and sighed deeply and tensely. His face was purple and wet with sweat. He thought that if he could have put that lost thousand roubles in the bank, he would have earned at least forty roubles a year in interest. And therefore those forty roubles were a loss. In short, wherever you turned, there was nothing but losses everywhere.
- Rothchild's Fiddle - Author: Anton Chekhov
Psychology quotes by Anton Chekhov
#80. Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes. - Author: David Chalmers
Psychology quotes by David Chalmers
#81. Considering that we live in an era of evolutionary everything
evolutionary biology, evolutionary medicine, evolutionary ecology, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary economics, evolutionary computing
it was surprising how rarely people thought in evolutionary terms. It was a human blind spot. We look at the world around us as a snapshot when it was really a movie, constantly changing. - Author: Michael Crichton
Psychology quotes by Michael Crichton
#82. The Soviet government sprouted and grew out of the habits, the psychology, and the condition of the Russian people. It fitted them. They understand it. - Author: Lincoln Steffens
Psychology quotes by Lincoln Steffens
#83. The virtues developed here in the age range [around the age of 2] of are trust or faith, and will power and self determination according to the Erickson model. The existential questions being addressed here in this stage are, can one trust the world? and, is it alright to be myself? - Author: Leviak B. Kelly
Psychology quotes by Leviak B. Kelly
#84. Do not allow yourself to be bogged down by negative thinking. - Author: Asa Don Brown
Psychology quotes by Asa Don Brown
#85. What undercuts the power of women's anger in the end is not the melancholy that Butler charts, but material realities - economics, not psychology. While Em fantasizes about the possibility of Afro- and Euro-Jamaican women building partnerships to work for each other, she seems to understand that she has no concrete possibilities for realizing this fantasy in 1920s Jamaica. - Author: Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
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#86. The task of evolutionary psychology is not to weigh in on human nature, a task better left to others. It is to add the satisfying kind of insight that only science can provide: to connect what we know about human nature with the rest of our knowledge of how the world works, and to explain the largest number of facts with the smallest number of assumptions. - Author: Steven Pinker
Psychology quotes by Steven Pinker
#87. The result of this one-sided patriarchal stance, demonstrable in all areas of life, is an un integrated man who is attacked by his repressed side and often enough overwhelmed by it. This transpires not only in the fate of the individual man as seduction by a "lower" anima, but equally through seduction by a compensatory ideology, for example materialism, to which "spirit" men are especially susceptible.
The man wants to remain exclusively masculine and out of fear rejects the transformative contact with a woman of equal status. Negativizing the Feminine in the patriarchate prevents the man from experiencing woman as a thou of equal but different status, and hence from coming to terms with her. The consequence of the patriarchal male's haughtiness toward women leads to the inability to make any genuine contact with the Feminine, i.e., not only in a real woman but also with the Feminine in himself, the unconscious. Whenever an integral relationship to the Feminine remains undeveloped, however, this means that, due to his fear, the male is unable to break through to his own wholeness that also embraces the Feminine. Thus the patriarchal culture's separation from the Feminine and from the unconscious becomes one of the essential causes for the crisis of fear in which the patriarchal world now finds itself. - Author: Erich Neumann
Psychology quotes by Erich Neumann
#88. Sometimes when a person is not being heard, it is appropriate to blame him or her. Perhaps he or she is speaking obscurely; perhaps he is claiming too much; perhaps she is speaking rather too personally. And one can, perhaps, charge Spielrein on all three counts. But, on balance, her inability to win recognition for her insight into repression was not her fault; it was Freud's and Jung's. Preoccupied with their own theories, and with each other, the two men simply did not pause even to take in the ideas of this junior colleague let alone to lend a helping hand in finding a more felicitous expression for her thought. More ominously still, both men privately justified their disregard by implicitly casting her once more into the role of patient, as though that role somehow precluded a person from having a voice or a vision of his or her own. It was and remains a damning comment on how psychoanalysis was evolving that so unfair a rhetorical maneuver, one so at odds with the essential genius of the new therapeutic method, came so easily to hand. In the great race between Freud and Jung to systematize psychoanalytic theory, to codify it once and for all, a simpler truth was lost sight of: Sometimes a person is not heard because she is not listened to. - Author: John Kerr
Psychology quotes by John Kerr
#89. Without confidence we feel insecure. We replay the doubting voices of our parents on a loop in our own minds. - Author: Steven Franssen
Psychology quotes by Steven Franssen
#90. Vonnegut was talking," I say today, "about the psychic effects of trauma." There's a sentence of Alice Miller's looping in my mind, about grandiose people and depressives, Narcissus and Echo: "Neither can accept the truth that this loss or absence of love has already happened in the past, and that no effort whatsoever can change this fact." It's the main thing I've learned from reading all this psychology: the future is always trying to feel like the past. When it does, it feels like selfishness, hurt, loss at the hands of others. The trick is to let it empty. Maybe this is another way to come unstuck in time. - Author: Kristin Dombek
Psychology quotes by Kristin Dombek
#91. Saadi: Be a true renouncer, (zahid) and [you can even] ware satin. - Author: Idries Shah
Psychology quotes by Idries Shah
#92. Breathless and unharmed, we emerge from the mazes of metaphysics and psychology where man and the soul are playing hide-and-seek. - Author: Ameen Rihani
Psychology quotes by Ameen Rihani
#93. But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology. - Author: Rachel Dratch
Psychology quotes by Rachel Dratch
#94. There is a growing body of work coming out of psychology and cognitive science that says you have no clue why you act the way you do, choose the things you choose, or think the thoughts you think. Instead, you create narratives, little stories to explain away why you gave up on that diet, why you prefer Apple over Microsoft, why you clearly remember it was Beth who told you the story about the clown with the peg leg made of soup cans when it was really Adam, and it wasn't a clown. - Author: David McRaney
Psychology quotes by David McRaney
#95. 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 - Author: C. G. Jung
Psychology quotes by C. G. Jung
#96. Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
A man or woman who thinks he has experienced the divine. - Author: Idries Shah
Psychology quotes by Idries Shah
#97. We study humans to give them a healthier and happier life. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
Psychology quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#98. It's one of the maddening perversities of human psychology that we only notice we're alive when we're reminded we're going to die, - Author: Tim Kreider
Psychology quotes by Tim Kreider
#99. A mind is a terrible thing; waste it. - Author: Brad Blanton
Psychology quotes by Brad Blanton
#100. Traditionally, psychology has been the study of two populations: university freshmen and white rats. - Author: Paul Bloom
Psychology quotes by Paul Bloom
#101. Is that which science calls the "psyche" not merely a question-mark arbitrarily confined within the skull, but rather a door that opens upon the human world from a world beyond, now and again allowing strange and unseizable potencies to act upon him and to remove him, as if upon the wings of the night, from the level of common humanity to that of a more personal vocation? - Author: C. G. Jung
Psychology quotes by C. G. Jung
#102. Sending out the Disciples

Luke 10


God is here and now.

God is not something outside you, God is within you.

God is the innermost core of existence.

That is what Jesus means with: "Repent, for the kingdom of God is near".

God is not separate from the creation. He is one with the creation.

When you understand this, your life becomes a prayer.

When you understand this, you will understand that existence is a family. You will understand that life is togetherness.

When we discover our authentic inner being, the kingdom of God, we understand that everybody is a messenger. We discover that the divine source expands, and we spread love to all with whom we interact.

Jesus sent out his disciples two and two, so that they did not have to go alone. They went two and two in friendship, in love, in trust, so that they could help each other.


The harvest is great, but there are not many laborers.

People are deaf and blind.

Somebody like Jesus comes, and you do not want to listen.

It has always been like this.

Rather than listening to Jesus, - Author: Swami Dhyan Giten
Psychology quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten
#103. Only the right pain gets the right gain. - Author: Max McKeown
Psychology quotes by Max McKeown
#104. We need dualities or opposites to appreciate, understand
and recognize value and distinction in our lives. If we did not have bitter, we could not appreciate sweet ... - Author: I. Alan Appt
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#105. The future depends on what choices we make.... - Author: I. Alan Appt
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#106. However much you have been wanting and hoping and dreaming of meeting the person of your dreams, it is only when you meet them that you will start missing them. It seems that the presence of an object is required to make its absence felt (or to make the absence of something felt). A kind of longing may have preceded their arrival, but you have to meet in order to feel the full force of your frustration in their absence. - Author: Adam Phillips
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#107. Many of the benefits of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can be obtained without going into therapy. There are a number of self-help books, CDs and computer programs that have been used to treat depression and some of these have been tested in clinical trials with positive results. I can particularly recommend these two books. One is 'Control Your Depression', the lead author of which is Peter Lewinsohn, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon ... The other book that I can recommend with confidence is 'Feeling Good' by the psychiatrist David Burns. 'Control Your Depression' emphasizes behavioral techniques like increasing pleasant activities, improving social skills and learning to relax. 'Feeling Good' puts greater emphasis on changing the way people think about themselves. But both books include both cognitive and behavioral techniques. - Author: Irving Kirsch
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#108. The mind is like a circuit of
Christmas tree lights. When the
brain works well, all of the lights
twinkle brilliantly, and it's adaptable
enough that, often, even if one bulb
goes out, the rest will still shine on.
But depending on where the
damage is, sometimes that one
blown bulb can make the whole
strand go dark. - Author: Susannah Cahalan
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#109. Girls are the only ones who can really give each other close attention, the kind we equate with being loved. They noticed what we want noticed. - Author: Emma Cline
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#110. Why did this keep happening? Why her? Perhaps there was some pheromone certain people omitted, perceivable only on a wavelength unique to those individuals who preyed on them. - Author: Nenia Campbell
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#112. Our experiences and ideas tend to be common but not deep, or deep but not common. - Author: Rudolf Arnheim
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#113. I practiced drawing all the time and became very interested in it. If I was at a meeting that wasn't getting anywhere - like the one where Carl Rogers came to Caltech to discuss with us whether Caltech should develop a psychology department - I would draw the other people. - Author: Richard P. Feynman
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#114. At first, when a child meets something that scares him, the fear grows, like a wave. But when he goes into the water and swims - gets used to the water - the wave grows small. If we pull the child away when the wave is high, he never sees that, never learns how to swim and remains afraid. If he gets a chance to feel strong, in control, that's called coping. When he copes, he feels better. - Author: Jonathan Kellerman
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#115. A lot of our music came out of a lot of weird psychology and weird emotions. When you play the whole body of work, you get tossed all over the place. It's not easy listening. It's not even comfortable to listen to. - Author: Dave Davies
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#116. Equanimity can be hard to talk about. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#117. She didn't give a damn about some of them, but she had grown to learn that inattention can be a stratagem to avoid pain, and that it is often misread as shallowness and indifference. - Author: Thomas Harris
Psychology quotes by Thomas Harris
#118. All beings want to be happy, yet so very few know how. It is out of ignorance that any of us cause suffering, for ourselves or for others - Author: Sharon Salzberg
Psychology quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#119. Human behavior cannot be explained for the simple reason that it makes no sense. - Author: Marty Rubin
Psychology quotes by Marty Rubin
#120. I'm not really interested in religion or history or science or mathematics or psychology or politics or geography. I feel I am above them all, except geography. Geography is above me for now. - Author: Bill Callahan
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#121. I hold the view that the alchemist's hope of conjuring out of matter the philosophical gold, or the panacea, or the wonderful stone, was only in part an illusion, an effect of projection; for the rest it corresponded to certain psychic facts that are of great importance in the psychology of the unconscious. As is shown by the texts and their symbolism, the alchemist projected what I have called the process of individuation into the phenomena of chemical change. - Author: Carl Jung
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#122. Family doesn't mean they are like the Waltons. No contact is for you and it makes you stronger then you know. The hardest thing for an empath is walking away from family, we always hoped for the best. - Author: Tracy Malone
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#123. Although the client-centered approach had its origin purely within the limits of the psychological clinic, it is proving to have implications, often of a startling nature, for very diverse fields of effort. - Author: Carl Rogers
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#124. As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia. - Author: Daniel Goleman
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#125. 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. - Author: Chloe Thurlow
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#126. Nowadays grandmasters no longer study their opponent's games so much, but they study his character, his behaviour and his temperament in the most thorough fashion. - Author: David Bronstein
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#127. The most prepared are the most dedicated. - Author: Raymond Berry
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#128. In the end a person must lose that which is most precious, that to which one's whole life has been devoted. The treasure is consciousness; it is the ego's final sacrifice to the Self. This sacrifice must be offered before the ultimate moment when the individual merges with the unconscious and stands before God. - Author: June Singer
Psychology quotes by June Singer
#129. So the researcher's central dilemma exists in an especially acute form in psychology: either the animal is not like us, in which case there is no reason for performing the experiment; or else the animal is like us, in which case we ought not to perform on the animal an experiment that would be considered outrageous if performed on one of us. Another - Author: Peter Singer
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#130. I believe...we are in this together. These are not just words. The truth is on some level when you hurt, when your children hurt, I hurt. And when my kids hurt, you hurt. And it's very easy to turn our backs on kids who are hungry or veterans who are sleeping out on the street and we can develop a psyche, a psychology which says, 'I don't have to worry about them, all I'm going to worry about is myself, I need to make another five million dollars.' But I believe what human nature is about is that everybody impacts everybody all kinds of ways that we can't even understand. It's beyond intellect. It's a spiritual, emotional thing. So I believe that when we do the right thing, when we try to treat people with respect and dignity, when we say that that child who is hungry is my child, I think we are more human when we do that... That is my religion. That's what I believe in. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#131. Unlike the hollow, risk-pursuing few who are deprived of a seventh sense [conscience], you will go through your life fully aware of the warm and comforting, infuriating, confusing, compelling, and sometimes joyful presence of other human beings, and along with your conscience you will be given the chance to take the largest risk of all, which, as we all know, is to love. - Author: Martha Stout Ph.D.
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#132. 'Marnie' was ahead of its time. People didn't talk about childhood and its effects on adult life. It was taboo to discuss sexuality and psychology and to put all that into a film was shocking. - Author: Tippi Hedren
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#133. As victims of hurt, we frequently don't bring up what ails us, because so many wounds look absurd in the light of day. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#134. Most of us operate from a narrower frame of reference than that of which we are capable, failing to transcend the influence of our particular culture, our particular set of parents and our particular childhood experience upon our understanding. It is no wonder, then, that the world of humanity is so full of conflict. We have a situation in which human beings, who must deal with each other, have vastly different views as to the nature of reality, yet each one believes his or her own view to be the correct one since it is based on the microcosm of personal experience. And to make matters worse, most of us are not even fully aware of our own world views, much less the uniqueness of the experience from which they are derived. - Author: M. Scott Peck
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#135. A person with a big ego usually knows very little. - Author: Eraldo Banovac
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#136. We are energetic beings, all we do is filling voids. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#137. The transpersonal experiences revealing the Earth as an intelligent, conscious entity are corroborated by scientific evidence. Gregory Bateson, who created a brilliant synthesis of cybernetics, information and systems theory, the theory of evolution, anthropology, and psychology came to the conclusion that it was logically inevitable to assume that mental processes occurred at all levels in any system or natural phenomenon of sufficient complexity. He believed that mental processes are present in cells, organs, tissues, organisms, animal and human groups, eco-systems, and even the earth and universe as a whole. - Author: Stanislav Grof
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#138. Why do you think news of violence and aggression receive huge ratings! It's because the human mind is conditioned to pay more attention to negative events than positive ones, because even if you ignore a positive event, it's very unlikely that something bad will happen to you because of your ignorance, but if you are inattentive to a negative event, you may just lose your life. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#139. Want to do something noble and courageous while you're on this Earth treat the mentally ill like they have some worth. - Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
Psychology quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#140. If someone asks you a question and you don't know the answer, belittle them. It's better to be an asshole than look stupid. - Author: John LeFevre
Psychology quotes by John LeFevre
#141. We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny. - Author: David Richo
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#142. Lacan wrote about two levels of speaking, one in which we know what we are saying (even when struggling with something difficult or contradictory) and another in which we have no idea of what we are saying. In this second level of speaking there are repeating words, phrases, and even sounds that function as magnets of unconscious meaning, condensing multiple scenes, times, and ideas. He called such markers in speech 'signifiers. - Author: Annie Rogers
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#143. But one thing I'd figured out about labels early on: naming something didn't actually help you fix it. That was really all psychology was. It catalogued mental diseases, made neat little charts with symptoms and checkboxes. It couldn't cure a damn thing - least of all me. Lance - Author: Skye Warren
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#144. I like the moment when I break a man's ego - Author: Bobby Fischer
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#145. I'm Noah, and you are the ship coasting along the banks and as long as you are my valentine I will sail between your eyes.. - Author: Adel Abouhana
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#146. Presence is not a question of judging or evaluating a client or a client's situation. Presence is to see the client's situation in a positive and creative light with a vision for how the present situation of the client relates to his further spiritual development. It is to accept a person as he is. It is to understand that the person is exactly where he needs to be in order to take the next step in his spiritual development. It is not about fighting with problems, darkness, drama and defences on the personality level, it is about becoming aware. It is about lighting the light in the inner being of another person. - Author: Swami Dhyan Giten
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#147. 'Not spoiling' a child means trying to break that child's spirit. - Author: Dorothy Rowe
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#148. However, the natural symbol, without our being sufficiently conscious of the fact, is identical with the reality of the world that appears to us, for every object in the natural world is at the same time a symbolic reality to us. The psyche certainly does not use an "object" of nature as a "symbol," but rather the experience of an "object" itself is always already symbolic experience. The star or tree in us is no less real and no less symbolic than it is in outward experience. For each possibility of experience either presupposes a spiritually forming, that is to say a symbolic activity, or is identical with this. That is, everything spiritual appears to us first not just in nature but as nature; or we could formulate this just as well the other way around: everything natural, whether outward or inward, appears to us as an image, that is to say as formed spirit. We are surrounded by images, inwardly and outwardly, but at the same time formed and determined in all our experiences by the natural symbol as though by a unitary natural-spiritual reality, for our psychic system only grasps that which appears to us as the real world through the world of natural symbolism. - Author: Erich Neumann
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#149. Today the function of psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis threatens to become the tool in the manipulation of man. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#150. Economists tell us that the 'price' of an object and its 'value' have very little or nothing to do with one another. 'Value' is entirely subjective economic value, anyway while 'price' reflects whatever a buyer is willing to give up to get the object in question, and whatever the seller is willing to accept to give it up. Both are governed by the Law of Marginal Utility, which is actually a law of psychology, rather than economics. For government to attempt to dictate a 'fair price' betrays complete misunderstanding of the entire process. - Author: L. Neil Smith
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#151. Education delivered by a strict councellor, and recieved with great pains would never brighten the future of any student. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#152. You don't think your way to a new way of living. You live your way to a new way of thinking. - Author: David Schnarch
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#153. The world now understands the concept of a 'desk murderer.' We know that one doesn't need to be fanatical, sadistic, or mentally ill to murder millions; that it is enough to be a loyal follower eager to do one's duty. - Author: Simon Weisenthal
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#154. Human Nature is not a problem that can be fixed by rules and regulations. All solutions to the existing problems must be based on how people behave, not on how we think they should behave. - Author: Kirk Chisholm
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#155. The psychology of individual creativity is about at least three different things. First, creativity is about thinking differently. Second, creativity is about feeling differently. Third, creativity is about focusing, or committing, differently. - Author: Max McKeown
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#156. The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement
but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#157. pointed to an alternative approach, a 'negative path' to happiness, that entailed taking a radically different stance towards those things that most of us spend our lives trying to avoid. It involved learning to enjoy uncertainty, embracing insecurity, stopping trying to think positively, becoming familiar with failure, even learning to value death. In short, all these people seemed to agree that in order to be truly happy, we might actually need to be willing to experience more negative emotions - or, at the very least to learn to stop running quite so hard from them. - Author: Oliver Burkeman
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#158. Both the Freudian and the Platonic metaphors emphasize the considerable independence of and tension among the constituent parts of the psyche, a point that characterizes the human condition. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#159. But a map is not enough as a guide for action; we also need a goal that tells us where to go. Animals have no such problems. Their instincts provide them with a map as well as with goals. But lacking instinctive determination and having a brain that permits us to think of many directions in which we can go, we need an object of total devotion, a focal point for all our strivings and the basis for all our effective - not only our proclaimed - values. We need such an object of devotion in order to integrate our energies in one direction, to transcend our isolated existence, with all its doubts and insecurities, and to answer our need for a meaning of life. - Author: Erich Fromm
Psychology quotes by Erich Fromm
#160. When someone shares their distress or their inadequacies, the natural inclination is to comfort them. To mollify. When we do this we brush over their emotions, often because they make us uncomfortable. Most times, people don't want a blanket. They want someone who is willing to stand outside and shiver with them in the cold. - Author: Jacqueline Simon Gunn
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#161. Some people think that evolutionary psychology claims to have discovered that human nature is selfish and wicked. But they are flattering the researchers and anyone who would claim to have discovered the opposite. No one needs a scientist to measure whether humans are prone to knavery. The question has been answered in the history books, the newspapers, the ethnographic record, and the letters to Ann Landers. But people treat it like an open question, as if someday science might discover that it's all a bad dream and we will wake up to find that it is human nature to love one another. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#162. Scientists who study human motivation have lately learned that after basic survival needs have been met, the combination of autonomy (the desire to direct your own life), mastery (the desire to learn, explore, and be creative), and purpose (the desire to matter, to contribute to the world) are our most powerful intrinsic drivers - the three things that motivate us most. All three are deeply woven through the fabric of flow. Thus toying with flow involves tinkering with primal biology: addictive neurochemistry, potent psychology, and hardwired evolutionary behaviors. - Author: Steven Kotler
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#163. In certain diseased conditions consciousness is a mere spark, without memory of the past or thought of the future, and with the present narrowed down to some one simple emotion or sensation of the body. - Author: William James
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#164. There are people who believe in the basic goodness of human nature. I believe in the basic evil of human nature. ~ Aarush Kashyap - Author: Kirtida Gautam
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#165. When you sit down to play a game you should think only about the position, but not about the opponent. Whether chess is regarded as a science, or an art, or a sport, all the same psychology bears no relation to it and only stands in the way of real chess. - Author: Jose Raul Capablanca
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#166. If you approach Billy Martin right, he's Okay. I avoid him altogether. - Author: Ron Guidry
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#167. Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness. - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#168. I conceive ethics as a branch of psychology. - Author: Thomas Nagel
Psychology quotes by Thomas Nagel
#169. It's one thing to speak of humans' essential nature theoretically, another to consider it when a fist is smashing into your mouth. - Author: Suzanne Collins
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#170. The commonest error of the gifted scholar, inexperienced in teaching, is to expect pupils to know what they have been told. But telling is not teaching. The expression of facts that are in one's mind is a natural impulse when one wishes others to know these facts, just as to cuddle and pat a sick child is a natural impulse. But telling a fact to a child may not cure his ignorance of it any more than patting him will cure his scarlet fever. (p. 61) - Author: Edward Lee Thorndike
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#171. Science and Truth are simple phenomenon of nature, but it is the known that is preventing us from mastering the unknown. - Author: Chandrakanth Natekar
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#172. A disruption of the circadian cycle - the metabolic and glandular rhythms that are central to our workaday life - seems to be involved in many, if not most, cases of depression; this is why brutal insomnia so often occurs and is most likely why each day's pattern of distress exhibits fairly predictable alternating periods of intensity and relief. - Author: William Styron
Psychology quotes by William Styron
#173. These forays into the real world sharpened his view that scientists needed the widest possible education. He used to say, "How can you design for people if you don't know history and psychology? You can't. Because your mathematical formulas may be perfect, but the people will screw it up. And if that happens, it means you screwed it up." He peppered his lectures with quotations from Plato, Chaka Zulu, Emerson, and Chang-tzu.

But as a professor who was popular with his students - and who advocated general education - Thorne found himself swimming against the tide. The academic world was marching toward ever more specialized knowledge, expressed in ever more dense jargon. In this climate, being liked by your students was a sign of shallowness; and interest in real-world problems was proof of intellectual poverty and a distressing indifference to theory. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#174. Everything happens because there was a lesson you needed to learn. Move on from the messenger they were not the lesson. Find the lesson and you will never repeat it again. - Author: Tracy A Malone
Psychology quotes by Tracy A Malone
#175. The nerves of the skin send pain signals to the brain to warn us of the danger from and impending injury. In the case of self-inflicted wounding, this pain acts as the body's own defense mechanism to stop one from proceeding in the effort at physical injury. If a person proceeds despite the pain, that means that he or she is motivated by something stronger than the pain, something that makes him or her capable of ignoring or enduring it. - Author: Steven Levenkron
Psychology quotes by Steven Levenkron
#176. A sociocultural environment is not some cunningly contrived thing only exists in social psychology labs. Don't look now, but you're in one right this moment. - Author: Cordelia Fine
Psychology quotes by Cordelia Fine
#177. We use concepts like "consciousness"
"personality," but we don't really know yet what these things are.' He was shaking his head. 'Not really. Not at all. - Author: William Peter Blatty
Psychology quotes by William Peter Blatty
#178. The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others. - Author: Gordon W. Allport
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#179. Freedom" -- we repeated to ourselves, and yet we could not grasp it. We had said this word so often during all the years we dreamed about it, that it had lost its meaning. Its reality did not penetrate into our consciousness; we could not grasp the fact that freedom was ours. - Author: Viktor E. Frankl
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#180. Imagine you were asked in a maths paper at junior school, 'Which would you prefer, a shilling or two sixpences?' and you answered, 'Two sixpences,' because thinking of the two tiny silver coins jingling together in your pocket made you feel good and you loved those cute little sixpences. But when the test paper was returned you saw a big red cross through your answer, and that night your mother explained to you that it was a trick question, two sixpences and a shilling were worth the same amount – which you knew, but you'd still prefer two sixpences. It wasn't that you were stupid, you just saw things from a different angle. Sixpences had character, shillings didn't. And you felt richer with two sixpences because there were two coins, not just one. But despite all these explanations, you were still wrong and you kept getting tripped up by these trick questions over and over again, in exams, in relationships, friendships, jobs and interviews. In fact, these misreadings of situations happened so often that you started to view the world as a tricksy and untruthful place. Then you noticed that the people who saw the tricks behind the questions were popular and always at the top of the class. Baffled by life and its unseen rules, you began to doubt everything around you. You felt you had to approach all of life as a trick, just to get it right a few times. - Author: Viv Albertine
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#181. Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. - Author: Richard Adams
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#182. We have a tendency to become detached observers rather than participants. There might also be a sense of disassembling a complex, flowing process to focus on a small part of it. If we expand our focus to include emerging, one of the first changes we may notice is the bodily sense of being in the midst of something, of constant motion, lack of clarity (in the left-hemisphere sense), and unpredictability. - Author: Bonnie Badenoch
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#183. But, if I dare say it, it wasn't until I had helped kill a man that I realized how elusive and complex an act a murder can actually be, and not necessarily attributable to one dramatic motive. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#184. The concept of safety can be really useful only if it is based on something more tangible than the psychology of the purchaser. - Author: Benjamin Graham
Psychology quotes by Benjamin Graham
#185. We don't yet have a body of scientific knowledge about evil to be called a facet of psychology. Therefore, religious reasoning for actions will always be at the discretion of the psychologist, thus making them the judge and jury over what is delusion and what is a spiritual experience that has to be sedated. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
Psychology quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#186. Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises. - Author: Albert Memmi
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#187. The logic of pessimism moves through three refusals: a no-saying to the worst (refusal of the world-for-us, or Schopenhauer's tears); a yes-saying to the worst (refusal of the world-in-itself, or Nietzsche's laughter); and a no-saying to the for-us and the in-itself (a double refusal, or Cioran's sleep).

Crying, laughing, sleeping - what other responses are adequate to a life that is so indifferent? - Author: Eugene Thacker
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#188. What you don't know has power over you; knowing it brings it under your control, and makes it subject to your choice. Ignorance makes real choice impossible. - Author: Abraham H. Maslow
Psychology quotes by Abraham H. Maslow
#189. Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority. - Author: Stanley Milgram
Psychology quotes by Stanley Milgram
#190. It is because of this notion [of species essence] that we demand that a severely brain-damaged person should have the same rights as a university professor, or a physically disabled person the same rights as an Olympian sportsman. They are all 'human', whatever their intellectual and physical abilities. - Author: Steven Mithen
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#191. There's volumes to be said for a wine that takes you three glasses to decide whether you find it compelling or repellent." - EVAN AND BRIAN MITCHELL The Psychology of Wine - Author: Karen MacNeil
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#192. Punishment symptoms Many of the other types of programming produce psychiatric symptoms, usually administered as punishments by insiders who are trained to administer them, if the survivor has breached security or disobeyed the abusers' instructions in other ways. These symptoms serve a variety of purposes, such as disrupting therapy, getting the survivor into hospital, or getting the survivor to return to the perpetrators to have the programming reinforced.
p126 - Author: Alison Miller
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#193. Healing doesn't mean forgetting or making the memories insignificant. Healing means refocusing - Author: American Pregnancy Association
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#194. Much of what is called Christianity has more to do with disguising the ego behind the screen of religion and culture than any real movement toward a God beyond the small self, and a new self in God. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#195. What we believe is heavily influenced by what we think others believe - Author: Thomas Gilovich
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#196. I got a bit obsessed with the whole English language and was writing journals and poetry. I've always been intrigued about psychology and philosophy and how people's minds work. - Author: Lara Pulver
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#197. Yes, one day perhaps the leading intellects of Russia and of Europe will study the psychology of Russian crime, for the subject is worth it. But - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#198. The French revolution, he concluded, had not produced any new principles of truths, merely a mass of examples of how things could go wrong. - Author: Mike Jay
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#199. Suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem." They say, it's not an "answer" in any way. Taking your own life is SE Self Execution, many have said that's a terrible name. I ask should killing yourself sound good? - Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
Psychology quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#200. Erastus made himself look at his men. There was fear in their eyes but no panic. They had faced too much for panic. The psychology of courage buckled them together like a visible bond. He did not try to reassure them falsely. There was danger, plenty of it; they faced starvation. But there were worse things than starvation. There were mobs and rapings and the tar bucket. They had their freedom and their strong right arms--what more did any man need? - Author: Maurine Whipple
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