Psychology Quotes and Sayings

The beauty of psychology is not just in understanding the complexity of the mind, but in the simplicity of the human spirit.

The key to unlocking the mysteries of the mind is not just through research, but also through self-reflection and personal growth.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
– Dorothy Law Nolte

Free lunch is found on a mousetrap.

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

Those suffering emotional pain often grant courtesies to others instead of to themselves. Those causing suffering in others do the reverse.
Alan Robert Neal

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

Habitually playing the victim is the perfect excuse to habitually victimize someone else.
Alan Robert Neal

Beneath a control freak’s need to manipulate is a fear of not being able to survive uncontrolled outcomes. There are many problems with that premise: People do not want to be controlled; most situations cannot be controlled; you diminish yourself by believing you are fragile; and there’s a big difference between not liking and not surviving.
Alan Robert Neal

The attributes you most frequently criticize in another are likely the ones that bind you with that other.
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

It is painful to face the self we know we have never had the integrity to honor and assert.
Nathaniel Branden

One of the hardest expressions of self-assertiveness is challenging your limiting beliefs.
Nathaniel Branden

People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.

What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.

It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.
Eric Hoffer

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

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James

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

Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement. Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection.
Brene Brown

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

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

They insult you because they are insecure of something that they are lacking.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Stephen Hawking

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

Some people are prisoners of their own opinions. Some people are victims of their negative behaviors.
Dr T.P.Chia

The greatest single cause of a poor self image is the absence of unconditional love.
Zig Ziglar

How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.

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