Psychology Quotes and Sayings

All human behaviour from kindness to cruelty has at its roots self gratification.

Submitted by: bob

Leaders become leaders because they speak more.

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

If parents allow their children to express themselves in all matters, I believe there would be perfect peace.


Man’s greatest obsession is his greatest fear.

Submitted by: Sambuh

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
– Paul Valéry

When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.
Brene Brown

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
– Carl Jung

You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors.
Brene Brown


We become what we think about.

Submitted by: Kevin GQ

You are what you think all day.

Submitted by: Dan

On an emotional front, needy and greedy go hand in hand.
Alan Robert Neal

People are only mean when they are threatened.
Mitch Albom

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Sigmund Freud

A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence – briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing – cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity, his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves.
Erich Fromm

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.
Thich Nhat Hanh

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

If you’re a walking statement in how you speak, dress, and demand attention, the message you’re conveying is that you’re not enough.
Alan Robert Neal

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