70 Psychology quotes and sayings from famous people

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. It can explain why people act the way they do. And its purpose is to enhance ourselves and our lives. May these quotes on psychology give you insights that will help you understand yourself and the people around you.

Psychology quotes and sayings from famous people
1. “An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn't try.” – Jen Knox

2. “Thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.” – J.K. Rowling

3. “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” – Carl Gustav Jung

4. “Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction, and even more energy.” – Nathaniel M. Lambert

5. “Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.” – BrenĂ© Brown

6. “We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.” – Douglas Adams

7. “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

8. “The human mind is not a terribly logical or consistent place.” – Jim Butcher

9. “If you discovered something that made you tighten inside, you had better try to learn more about it.” – Nicholas Sparks
Psychology quotes and sayings from famous people
10. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

11. “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” – Charles Dickens

12. “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

13. “Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.” – Edward de Bono

14. “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
Psychology quotes and sayings from famous people
15. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” – Carl Gustav Jung

16. “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” – Daniel Kahneman

17. “A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” – Daniel Kahneman

18. “Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.” – Lisa Lutz

19. “Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.” – Jonathan Haidt
Psychology quotes and sayings from famous people
20. “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.” – Carl Gustav Jung

21. “A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

22. “It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” – Ellen J. Langer

23. “Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.” – Margaret Atwood

24. “Sensation tell us a thing is. Thinking tell us what it is this thing is. Feeling tells us what this thing is to us.” – Carl Gustav Jung
Psychology quotes and sayings from famous people
25. “Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.” – Charles Dickens

26. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” – William Glasser

27. “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

28. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” – Anna Freud

29. “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.” – Phil McGraw

30. “Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” – Viktor E. Frankl

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31. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis

32. “The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” – Erik Erikson

33. “Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need.” – Marshall Rosenberg

34. “If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride.” – Karen Horney

35. “We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” – Virginia Satir

36. “The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.” – Freidrich Neitzsche

37. “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

38. “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

39. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

40. “Reality denied comes back to haunt.” – Philip K. Dick

41. “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.” – BrenĂ© Brown

42. “Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

43. “People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” – Thomas Szasz

44. “He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running.” – Richard Adams

45. “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 Gustav Jung

46. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but you thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” – Eckhart Tolle

47. “Curiosity is the engine of achievement.” – Ken Robinson

48. “We are a society of notoriously unhappy people: lonely, anxious, depressed, destructive, dependent people who are glad when we have killed the time we are trying so hard to save.” – Erich Fromm

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

50. “A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.” – Douglas Adams

51. “How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.” – June Ahern

52. “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

53. “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.” – Thomas Stephen Szasz

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

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

56. “The brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson

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

58. “Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.” – Ivan Pavlov

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

60. “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

61. “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

62. “Life can show up no other way than that way in which you perceive it.” – Neale Donald Walsh

63. “Nothing in the world is so compelling to the emotions as the mind of another human being.” – Margaret Floy Washburn

64. “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

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

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

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

68. “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

69. “If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” – Mo Willems

70. “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.” – William Gibson

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