Psychology Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Psychology quotes and Psychology sayings, and Psychology proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"The Christ-symbol is of the greatest importance for psychology in so far as it is perhaps the most highly developed and differentiated symbol of the self, apart from the figure of the Buddha. "

Carl Jung

"I think politics come out of psychology."

Bruce Springsteen

"When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself."

Plato

"A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ”spirit” over matter."

Susan Sontag

"Idleness is the parent of psychology."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality."

Jean Piaget

"No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience."

John Locke

"Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer."

Humphry Davy

"Learn one way; react. Learn many ways; understand."

Tadeu Dias

"It seems a pity that psychology has destroyed all our knowledge of human nature."

G.K. Chesterton

"To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind."

Edward Thorndike

"Introspection is always retrospection."

Sartre

"Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them."

Franklin P. Adams

"Perception is a clash of mind and eye, the eye believing what it sees, the mind seeing what it believes."

Robert Brault

"But psychology is a more tricky field, in which even outstanding authorities have been known to run in circles, ‘describing things which everyone knows in language which no one understands’."

Raymond Cattell

"Hence, wherever we meet with vital phenomena that present the two aspects, physical and psychical there naturally arises a question as to the relations in which these aspects stand to each other."

Wilhelm Wundt

"It is easier to understand mankind in general than any individual man."

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"What you are will show in what you do."

Thomas Edison

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

William James

"The happiness of of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."

Marcus Aurelius

"Life can show up no other way than that way in which you perceive it."

Neale Donald Walsch

"Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible."

Victor Frankl

"Great spirits have often overcome violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Albert Einstein

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."

William James

"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."

Mason Cooley

"The chief difficulty for those who begin the study of scientific psychology is that all men indulge in popular psychology."

Karl Friedrich Munzinger

"A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of spirit over matter."

Susan Sontag

"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

"The brain is wider than the sky."

Emily Dickinson

"Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics."

Steven Pinker

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