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101 famous phrases of Psychology

101 famous phrases of Psychology

Fantastic compilation of the best phrases of Psychology, quotes that at some time the great Psychologists of all time said.

The best quotes of Psychology said by their most famous psychologists

To live is to be born every moment. (E. Fromm)

The encounter between two personalities is like the contact between two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both will be transformed. (Carl Gustav Jung)

The satisfaction of the need for self-esteem leads to feelings of self-confidence, worth, strength, capacity and sufficiency, of being useful and necessary in the world. (A. Maslow)

The truth has a fictional structure. (J. Lacan)

There is no reason why a man cannot be taught to think. (B. F. Skinner)

It seems proven that in life it triumphs thanks to three factors: health, intelligence and character, let's add a fourth factor; a bit of luck. (A. Binet)

The ability to pause and not act on the first impulse has become crucial learning in daily life. (D. Goleman)

I feel moved and fulfilled when I glimpse the fact, or allow myself the feeling, that someone cares, that he accepts me, admires me or praises me. (C. Rogers)

The chains and the walls of the home are not clear, they are almost always invisible, although no less real or insurmountable. (Luis Rojas Marcos)

Modern science has not yet produced a drug as effective as a few kind words. (Sigmund Freud)

I am convinced that an important stage of human thought will have been reached when the physiological and the psychological, the objective and the subjective, are really united. (I. Pavlov)

If you think you provoke good things, you tend to like them more than if you think good things come from other people. (M. Seligman)

A person's mental health can be measured by his orgasmic potential. (Wilhem Reich)

All joke, in the background, conceals a truth. (S. Freud)

Giving produces more happiness than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving is the expression of my vitality. (Erich Fromm)

All of us born originals and die copies. (C. Jung)

It seems that what is necessary is not to fear mistakes, do the best you can and wait to learn enough to correct yourself on time. (Abraham Maslow)

Today's language is no worse than yesterday's. It is more practical. Like the world we live in. (N. Chomsky)

People are not evil, they are miserable. (A. Maslow)

Because no one can know for you. Nobody can grow up for you. Nobody can search for you. No one can do for you what you yourself must do. Existence does not admit representatives. (Jorge Bucay)

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between meaning and nonsense, not between good and evil. (C. G. Jung)

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom implies responsibility, and most people are afraid of responsibility. (S. Freud)

The act of disobedience, as an act of freedom, is the beginning of reason. (E. Fromm)

What are we, what is each of us but a combination of experiences, information, readings, imaginations? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, a sample of styles where everything can be continuously mixed and reordered in every possible way. (Italo Calvino)

If a person loves only one person and is indifferent to everyone else, his love is not love, but a symbiotic attachment or expanded selfishness. (Erich Fromm)

Most social acts must be understood in context, since they lose meaning if they are isolated. (Solomon Asch)

The real problem is not if machines think, but if men do. (B. F. Skinner)

The analyst is not the one who knows, who knows is the analyzer. (J. Lacan)

A person, upon discovering that he is loved for being as he is, not for what he pretends to be, will feel that he deserves respect and love. (C. Rogers)

Knowing your own darkness is the best method to deal with other people's darkness. (Carl Gustav Jung)

There are two ways to be happy in this life: one is to become the idiot and the other is to be. (Sigmund Freud)

The world is in a deep crisis because we don't have an education for conscience. (Claudio Naranjo)

The task we must set for ourselves is not to be safe, but to be able to tolerate insecurity. (E. Fromm)

Success requires persistence, the ability not to give up in the face of failure. I think that optimistic style is the key to persistence. (M. Seligman)

Psychology, unlike chemistry, algebra or literature, is a manual for your own mind. It is a guide for life. (D. Goldstein)

There is nothing more terrible than ignorance in action. Believing a thing based on insufficient evidence is always a mistake, everywhere it is about who it is. People who believe in absurdities will commit atrocities. (Hans Jürgen Eysenck)

The first virtue of knowledge is the ability to face what is not evident. (Jacques Lacan)

The interpretation of the dream is the royal road to the knowledge of the unconscious. (S. Freud)

Much of what surrounds me is absurd, but surely we give that name to what we don't know yet. (Julio Cortazar)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if any reaction occurs, both are transformed. (Carl Jung)

Weak wills translate into speeches; The strong, in acts. (G. Le Bon)

Creativity requires having the courage to part with certainties. (E. Fromm)

Never think you know everything. As high as you value yourself, always have the courage to tell yourself: I am ignorant. (I. Pavlov)

Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do. (J. Piaget)

We cannot assume that our judgments are a good set of solidly structured blocks, on which to base our decisions, because the judgments themselves can be flawed. (D. Kahneman)

Creative people who cannot stop exploring other mental territories are at greater risk, it is like someone who climbs a mountain, has more risk than someone who simply walks along a lane in the village. (Ronald Laing)

Although it is common sense to think that there is a common sense, the truth is rather that each person believes that their particular sense is common sense. (P. Jara)

Let's teach to forgive; but let's also teach not to offend. It would be more efficient. (José Ingenieros)

Secrecy, censorship, lack of honesty and blocking communication threaten all basic needs. (A. Maslow)

Education is what survives when you have forgotten what you have learned. (B. F. Skinner)

The desire is never fully satisfied. (Jacques Lacan)

The shoe that goes well for one person is narrow for another: there is no recipe for life that goes well for everyone. (C. Jung)

The chances of survival would be downright small if we could only learn from the consequences of trial and error. Children are not taught to swim, young people to drive and medical students to operate by discovering the necessary behavior in each case based on the consequences of their successes and failures. (A. Bandura)

It is unfortunate that the vast majority of human beings are born as an original being and die as a copy. (Carl Jung)

We have a fantastic positive ability, but we are also able to do terrible things. We are able to torture other people, to kill them. All this is inherent in the human being, not that some of us are good and others are bad people. (Antonio Damasio)

Our scars are often the opening towards our best and most beautiful parts. (David Richo)

If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat each problem as if it were a nail. (A. Maslow)

Who makes you angry, dominates you. (Pedro Jara)

Psychological health is impossible, unless the essentials of the person are fundamentally accepted, loved and respected by others and by themselves. (A. Maslow)

I know who you really are. Discover your talents and your purpose in life. This will lead you to do what you love and because you do things with love, you will get what you need. (E. Fromm)

Anyone who wakes up behaves as he did in dreams would be taken insane. (S. Freud)

If you assume there is no hope, then you guarantee there will be no hope. If you assume there is an instinct towards freedom, then there are opportunities to change things. (N. Chomsky)

Every human being has a unique combination of intelligence. This is the fundamental educational challenge. (H. Gardner)

Before we want to change the child, we should want to change ourselves. (C. Jung)

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have enough integrity not to fear death. (E. Erikson)

A need can only be really satisfied through a certain adaptation to reality. (L. Vygotsky)

You own what is silent and slave of what you speak. (S. Freud)

To use psychology to treat our spiritual needs is to ask psychology to take care of what science does not know and does not handle. (J. Bucay)

Psychology cannot tell people how they should live their lives. However, it can provide meaning for effective personal and social change. (A. Bandura)

Every act of conscious learning requires the will to suffer an injury to self-esteem. That is why young children learn so quickly before being aware of their own importance. (Thomas Szasz)

When I look at the world I am pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic. (Carl Rogers).

We face each other continuously with great opportunities that are brilliantly masked with irresolvable problems. (Margaret Mead).

Follow your heart but take your brain with you. (Alfred Adler).

Psychology helps measure the probability that an objective is attainable. (Edward Thorndike).

Any failure we may suffer in life, we can make it a small success if we follow the right path. Keep walking. (Michelangelo Saez).

When writing is good, a book becomes a mirror. The reader will find a strange familiarity and will respond accordingly. (Jen Knox)

We believe we think, but we rarely do it with real understanding and empathy. However, true listening is one of the most powerful forces for change I know. (Carl Rogers).

Realize that our actions, feelings and behaviors, are the result of our own mental images and beliefs, does not give the level that psychology has always needed for personality change. (Maxwell Maltz).

Social psychology is especially interested in the effect that the social group has in determining the experience and behavior of the individual. (George Herbert)

Unexpressed emotions never die. They are buried alive and leave later in uglier ways. (Sigmund Freud)

Men build society and society builds men. (B. F. Skinner)

What people feel is as important as what they do. (B. F. Skinner)

Intelligence is the ability to take and maintain a certain direction, adapt to new situations and have the ability to criticize one's actions. (A. Binet)

If we stop to think about reality, we realize that, many times, we exaggerate the relevance of adversities. (A. Santandreu)

People who believe they have the power to exercise some degree of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who have no faith in their ability to make changes in their lives. (A. Bandura)

Hope is the most indispensable virtue inherent in the condition of being alive. (E. Erikson)

Life has no meaning without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we find out, the better for all of us. (E. Erikson)

When we must make a choice and we don't make it, this is already a choice. (W. James)

Whenever you are in a conflict with someone, there is a factor that can make the difference between damaging or reinforcing the relationship. That factor is the attitude. (W. James)

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. (W. James)

You can't untie a knot without knowing how it's done. (Ariatotle)

The wise man does not say everything he thinks, but always thinks everything he says. (Ariatotle)

Life itself remains a very effective therapist. (Karen Horney)

True intelligence consists in discovering the intelligence of others. (R. Descartes)

When someone has offended me I try to raise my soul very high, so that the offense does not reach it. (R. Descartes)

If a captain's highest goal was to preserve his ship, he would keep it in the harbor forever. (Saint Thomas of Aquino)

The first step of wisdom is to blame everything; The last reconcile with everything. (G. Lichtenberg)

It is very likely that the best decisions are not the result of a reflection of the brain but of the result of an emotion. (E. Punset)

Choose a route, not a routine. (L. Martin)

Time does not cure everything, but it displaces the incurable from the center of attention. (L. Martin)

Intense negative emotions absorb the individual's attention, hindering any attempt to attend to something else. (D. Goleman)

Famous phrases of Psychology