Psychology Quotes

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
ripples in a pond

We can get in touch with another person only by an attitude of unprejudiced objectivity. This may sound like a scientific precept, and may be confused with a purely intellectual and detached attitude of mind. But what I mean to convey is something quite different.

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
stick bug

It is of especial importance for me to know as much as possible about primitive psychology, mythology, archaeology and comparative religion, for the reason that these fields afford me priceless analogies with which I can…

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The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
walking down a road

As far as possible, I let pure experience decide the therapeutic aims. This may perhaps seem strange, because it is usually assumed that the therapist should have an aim, but it seems to me that in psychotherapy especially it is advisable for the physician not to have too…

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Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness in other people.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
bright sun, dark haze

In India since ancient times they have had the custom that practically everybody of a certain education, at least, has a guru, a spiritual teacher who teaches you and you alone what you ought to know. Now everyone needs to know the same thing and this king of knowledge can never be taught in the same way. That is a thing which is utterly…

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