Psychology quotes

  • Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms... For example, I am made up of 5.8x10^27 atoms.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Philosophy #Medicine #Psychology

  • You always catch the wrong players.
    -- Abe Lemons

    #Sports #Player #Psychology

  • The study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Philosophy #Yield #Psychology

  • What we call 'normal' in psychology is really a psychopathology of the average, so undramatic and so widely spread that we don't even notice it ordinarily.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Average #Psychology #Normal

  • If you want to understand entrepreneurs, you have to study the psychology of the juvenile delinquent. They don't have the same anxiety triggers that we have.
    -- Abraham Zaleznik

    #Entrepreneur #Anxiety #Psychology

  • I am not one to rely upon the expert procedure. It is the psychology I seek, not the fingerprint or the cigarette ash.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Psychology #Experts #Ashes

  • This is a hump you have to get over, and it usually comes in the first series. You get over the hump and you're on a roll.
    -- Al Arbour

    #Sports #Psychology #Firsts

  • Those emotive theorists who said that the function of moral utterance was to evince emotion would... have been correct if they had substituted the indefinite for the definite article.
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Psychology #Utterance #Action

  • Psychology cannot tell people how they ought to live their lives. It can however, provide them with the means for effecting personal and social change.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Mean #People #Psychology

  • Every ideology is contrary to human psychology.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Psychology #Ideology #Humans

  • Forever I shall be a stranger to myself. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Forever #Psychology #Logic

  • Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Thinking #Psychology #Action

  • Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow, Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle, Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town and History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.
    -- Albert Goldbarth

    #Night #Rainbow #Psychology

  • 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.
    -- Albert Memmi

    #Hands #Racism #Psychology

  • To talk about religion except in terms of human psychology is an irrelevance.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Irrelevance #Psychology #Term

  • Psychology is the most important factor in chess.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Psychology #Important #Chess

  • For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of human nature, an understanding of the opponent's psychology.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Struggle #Psychology #Understanding

  • Beginners focus on analysis, but professionals operate in a three dimensional space. They are aware of trading psychology their own feelings and the mass psychology of the markets.
    -- Alexander Elder

    #Space #Focus #Psychology

  • Every winner needs to master three essential components of trading; a sound individual psychology, a logical trading system and good money management. These essentials are like three legs of a stool – remove one and the stool will fall, together with the person who sits on it.
    -- Alexander Elder

    #Fall #Psychology #Together

  • You must not let your opponent know how you feel.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Psychology #How You Feel #Opponents

  • My psychology belongs to everyone.
    -- Alfred Adler


  • The Adlerians, in the name of "individual psychology," take the side of society against the individual. ... Adler's later thought succumbs to the worst of his earlier banalization. It is conventional, practical, and moralistic. "Our science ... is based on common sense." Common sense, the half-truths of a deceitful society, is honored as the honest truths of a frank world.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Names #Common Sense #Psychology

  • The striving for significance, this sense of yearning, always points out to us that all psychological phenomena contain a movement that starts from a feeling of inferiority and reach upward. The theory of Individual Psychology of psychological compensation states that the stronger the feeling of inferiority, the higher the goal for personal power.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Goal #Feelings #Psychology

  • I'm afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Kids #Advice #Psychology

  • In joint scientific efforts extending over twenty years, initially in collaboration with J. C. Shaw at the RAND Corporation, and subsequently with numerous faculty and student colleagues at Carnegie-Mellon University, they have made basic contributions to artificial intelligence, the psychology of human cognition, and list processing.
    -- Allen Newell

    #Years #Effort #Psychology

  • In school, I studied psychology, linguistics, neuroscience. I understand that there is a real lack of respect for the brain.
    -- Aloe Blacc

    #Real #School #Psychology

  • Consciousness is something we do.
    -- Alva Noe

    #Philosophy #Medicine #Psychology

  • Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us. It is something we do.
    -- Alva Noe

    #Philosophy #Medicine #Psychology

  • In the algebra of psychology, X stands for a woman's heart.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Heart #Funny Relationship #Psychology

  • Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Science #Keys #Psychology

  • It is the shortcomings of game theory (as originally formulated) which force the consideration of the role of ethics, of the dynamics of social structure, and of social structure and of individual psychology in situations of conflict.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Games #Psychology #Roles

  • Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon.
    -- Andy Van Slyke

    #Sports #Psychology #Trying

  • Betrayal clearly has its own reward: the small deep human satisfaction of having one up on someone else. It is the psychology of the mistress, and this regime used it as fuel.
    -- Anna Funder

    #Betrayal #Psychology #Mistress

  • It is a truism of epistolary psychology that, for example, a Christmas thank-you note written on December 26 can say any old thing, but if you wait until February, you are convinced that nothing less than Middlemarch will do.
    -- Anne Fadiman

    #Old Things #Waiting #Psychology

  • People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There's a thing in psychology where they think if it's popular, it can't be serious.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Thinking #People #Psychology

  • In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations!
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Character #Psychology #Essentials

  • No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Fake People #Psychology #Doe

  • Interior decorating is a rock-hard science compared to psychology practiced by amateurs.
    -- Antonin Scalia

    #Rocks #Psychology #Decorating

  • 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.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Psychology #Brain #Mind

  • It was a culture that business is something bad - it was a leftist-oriented psychology. We have to break this. We are pro-business.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Psychology #Culture #Break

  • A lot of positive psychology is stuck in being the psychology of privilege, and I reject that.
    -- Ariel Gore

    #Psychology #Privilege #Stuck

  • I actually taught perceptual psychology at N.Y.U. when I was younger. I was interested in the aesthetic impulse in lower primates. But what really interested me in Dian Fossey was that she made a difference - she saved the gorillas.
    -- Arne Glimcher

    #Differences #Psychology #Gorillas

  • Arya Maloney updates the basis and practice of transpersonal psychology by using the spiritual principles of India's masters and the transformational alchemy inherent in his clients' processes. His work is both enlightening and informative.
    -- Arnold Mindell

    #Spiritual #Practice #Psychology

  • As modern physics started with the Newtonian revolution, so modern philosophy starts with what one might call the Cartesian Catastrophe. The catastrophe consisted in the splitting up of the world into the realms of matter and mind, and the identification of 'mind' with conscious thinking. The result of this identification was the shallow rationalism of l' esprit Cartesien, and an impoverishment of psychology which it took three centuries to remedy even in part.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Philosophy #Thinking #Psychology

  • If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Psychology #Would Be #Able

  • Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. It enslaves him almost before he has tasted freedom. The 'ologies' will tell you how its done Theology calls it building a conscience or developing a spirit of selflessness. Psychology calls it the growth of the superego. Considering how long society has been at it, you'd expect a better job. But the campaigns have been badly planned and the victory has never been secured.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Jobs #Long #Psychology

  • I prefer things that are private, so I love recording and I love making films, as a filmmaker, because it uses every bit of what you have experienced or know, whether it's graphics composition, decorating, psychology, storytelling, or whatever it is. It's a wonderful thing.
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #Psychology #Use #Wonderful

  • ...this bill will require the creation of a Federal police force of mammoth proportions. It also bids fair to result in the development of an 'informer' psychology in great areas of our national life-neighbors spying on neighbors, workers spying on workers, business spying on businessmen-were those who would harass their fellow citizens for selfish and narrow purposes will have ample inducement to do so. These, the Federal police force an 'informer' psychology, are the hallmarks of the police state and landmarks in the destruction of a free society.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Selfish #Psychology #Police

  • The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.
    -- Basil Bunting

    #Confusion #Psychology #Confusing

  • There is one great and universal wish of mankind expressed in all religions, in all art and philosophy, and in all human life: the wish to pass beyond himself as he now is.
    -- Beatrice M. Hinkle

    #Art #Philosophy #Psychology

  • This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence.
    -- Ben Elton

    #Psychology #Special #Violence

  • I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology.... Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called 'education.' Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part.... It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Thinking #Play #Psychology

  • Psychology often becomes the disease of which it should be the cure.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Psychology #Disease #Should

  • Letting him manage in the major leagues is like sending Bo Derek through cellblock A without a bodyguard.
    -- Bill James

    #Sports #League #Psychology

  • You got to have the killer instinct. If you do not have it, forget about basketball and go into social psychology or something. If you sometimes wonder if you've got it, you ain't got it. No pussycats, please.
    -- Bill Russell

    #Basketball #Psychology #Killers

  • For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.
    -- Billy Zane

    #Trust #Character #Psychology

  • I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much.
    -- Billy Zane

    #Psychology #Training #Too Much

  • I'd always had an interest in physiotherapy and psychology.
    -- Bob Paisley

    #Psychology #Interest #Physiotherapy

  • Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Self Esteem #Psychology #Causes

  • I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Believe #Moving #Psychology

  • I like the moment when I break a man's ego.
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Men #Psychology #Ego

  • Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Vegetables #Psychology #Meat

  • Mental synthesis of psychic content in the unity of a moment-consciousness is a fundamental principle of psychology.
    -- Boris Sidis

    #Psychics #Psychology #Unity

  • Psychology must postulate uniformity of interrelation of physical, physiological, and psychic processes.
    -- Boris Sidis

    #Psychics #Psychology #Process

  • The fact that psychology postulates an external material world and studies it in so far as it comes to be reflected in consciousness, points to another postulate which psychology must assume in addition, namely, the existence of an inner world consciousness.
    -- Boris Sidis

    #Psychology #World #Facts

  • Psychology is the science of psychic states both as to content and form, regarded from an objective standpoint, and brought in relation to the living corporeal individual.
    -- Boris Sidis

    #Psychics #Psychology #Individual

  • The psycho-physiological hypothesis is both inductively and deductively the sine qua non of the science of psychology.
    -- Boris Sidis

    #Psychology #Psycho #Hypothesis

  • Success is that place in the road where preparation meets opportunity.
    -- Branch Rickey

    #Sports #Opportunity #Psychology

  • Social media is about sociology and psychology more then technology.
    -- Brian Solis

    #Technology #Media #Psychology

  • I think politics come out of psychology.
    -- Bruce Springsteen

    #Thinking #Psychology

  • The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Psychology #Body #Unions

  • No matter what the world thinks about religious experience, the one who has it possesses a great treasure, a thing that has become for him a source of life, meaning, and beauty, and that has given a new splendor to the world and to mankind.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Religious #Thinking #Psychology

  • 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
    -- Carl Jung

    #Dark #Psychology #Shadow

  • The self is not only the centre but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Self #Psychology #Ego

  • From the viewpoint of analytic psychology, the theatre, aside from any aesthetic value, may be considered as an institution for the treatment of the mass complex.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Psychology #Theatre #Viewpoints

  • In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order... we are caught and entangled in aimless experience... It is a moment of collapse... Only when all crutches and props are broken, and no cover from the rear offers even the slightest hope of security, does it become possible for us to experience an archetype that up till then had lain hidden... this is the archetype of meaning...
    -- Carl Jung

    #Order #Broken #Psychology

  • Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Self #Psychology #Events

  • Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Farewell #Heart #Psychology

  • There are as many archetypes as there are typical situations in life. Endless repetition has engraved these experiences into our psychic constitution, not in the forms of images filled with content, but at first only as forms without content, representing merely the possibility of a certain type of perception and action.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Psychics #Psychology #Perception

  • By a symbol I do not mean an allegory or a sign, but an image that describes in the best possible way the dimly discerned nature of the spirit. A symbol does not define or explain; it points beyond itself to a meaning that is darkly divined yet still beyond our grasp, and cannot be adequately expressed in the familiar words of our language.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Mean #Psychology #Way

  • The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body, and they express its materiality every bit as much as the perceiving consciousness. The symbol is thus a living body
    -- Carl Jung

    #Self #Psychology #Body

  • Life is teleology par excellence; it is the intrinsic striving towards a goal, and the living organism is a system of directed aims which seek to fulfill themselves.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Goal #Psychology #Excellence

  • Since psyche and matter are contained in one and the same world, and moreover are in continuous contact with one another and ultimately rest on irrepresentable, transcendental factors, it is not only possible but fairly probable, even, that psyche and matter are two different aspects of the same thing.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Two #Psychology #Matter

  • The psychic depths are nature, and nature is creative life.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Psychics #Creative #Psychology

  • It is also possible for the unconscious or an archetype to take complete possession of a man and to determine his fate down to the smallest detail
    -- Carl Jung

    #Fate #Men #Psychology

  • When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Optimistic #People #Psychology

  • 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.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Psychology #Independence #Metaphor

  • Many books in popular psychology are a melange of the author's comments, a dollop of research, and stupefyingly dull transcriptions from interviews.
    -- Carol Tavris

    #Book #Psychology #Research

  • Realise that your dreams of financial independence have already come true on the mental plane, by the time you desire them or become aware of them.
    -- Catherine Ponder

    #Dream #Spiritual #Psychology

  • It is easier to study the 'behavior' of rats than people, because rats are smaller and have fewer outside commitments. So modern psychology is mostly about rats
    -- Celia Green

    #Commitment #People #Psychology

  • The psychology of committees is a special case of the psychology of mobs.
    -- Celia Green

    #Psychology #Special #Cases

  • The human race has to be bad at psychology; if it were not, it would understand why it is bad at everything else.
    -- Celia Green

    #Race #Psychology #Humans

  • I would love for the world to have a dog psychology center everywhere.
    -- Cesar Millan

    #Dog #Psychology #World

  • Technological civilization... rests fundamentally on power-driven machinery which transcends the physical limits of its human directors, multiplying indefinitely the capacity for the production of goods. Science in all its branches - physics, chemistry, biology, and psychology - is the servant and upholder of this system
    -- Charles A. Beard

    #Civilization #Psychology #Directors

  • In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.
    -- Charles Darwin

    #Men #Light #Psychology

  • A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Profound #Personality #Psychology

  • Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Knowing #Psychology #May

  • It has never been in my power to study anything, mathematics, ethics, metaphysics, gravitation, thermodynamics, optics, chemistry, comparative anatomy, astronomy, psychology, phonetics, economics, the history of science, whist, men and women, wine, metrology, except as a study of semeiotic .
    -- Charles Sanders Peirce

    #Wine #Men #Psychology

  • I've decided to do it, for the pure and simple reason that I just think it's the right thing to do.
    -- Charlie Crist

    #Simple #Thinking #Psychology

  • Studying psychology is fun because you're always looking for the same things I think a writer should be looking for, which is the story behind the story.
    -- Chris Cleave

    #Fun #Thinking #Psychology