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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud self
Does health mean being symptom-free? I deny it.
Abraham Maslow health
Theis the small hiddenin the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the , which opens to that primeval that was soul long before there was consciousand will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.
Carl Jung soul
All our scientific and philosophic ideals are altars to unknown gods.
William James god
The history of medicine proves that in so far as man seeks to know himself and face his whole nature, he has become free from bewildered fear, despondent shame, or arrant hypocrisy. As long as sex is dealt with in the current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity.
Alfred Kinsey fear
It is the teacher's function to contrive conditions under which students learn. Their relevance to a future usefulness need not be obvious.
B. F. Skinner future
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Alfred Adler life
In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
Albert Bandura life
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey life
The school-boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning.
Hermann Ebbinghaus self
In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.
Erik Erikson man
If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.
Hans Eysenck truth
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm love
We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
Anna Freud life
Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligences.
Howard Gardner intelligence
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
G. Stanley Hall man
It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens.
Carl Rogers men
When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor Frankl change
Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders - not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.
Daniel Kahneman people
My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the babys mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development.
Melanie Klein love
What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?
Jacques Lacan love
Youre only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Timothy Leary time
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
Kurt Lewin success
It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.
Stanley Milgram action
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
Jean Piaget education
Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings.
Steven Pinker life
Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.
Wilhelm Reich love
Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man.
Edward Thorndike science
Physiological psychology is, therefore, first of all psychology.
Wilhelm Wundt psychology
I believe it has required a long series of accepted observations for us to have arrived at this idea, now so natural in appearance, that the modifications produced within our nervous system are the only states of which we can have a direct consciousness; and as experimental demonstration is always limited, there can be no absolute certainty that things never happen otherwise, that we never go outside ourselves, and that neither our consciousness nor our nervous influx can exteriorise itself, shoot beyond our material organs, and travel afar in pursuit of objects in order to know or to modify them.
Alfred Binet men
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
Ronald David Laing understanding