37 Inspiring Psychological Quotes About Life and People’s Behaviour

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Here’s a collection of the greatest psychological quotes of all times.

Why is psychology important?

It’s because it helps us understand ourselves and others better.

It helps us understands why our mind and body works in the way it does and how we can better ourselves.

From Freud to Jung, here’s a collection of the most inspiring quotes from psychology best – known thinkers to help you take a more closer look at yourself and your problems.

1. ” The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different ideas of the things we know best.” — Paul Valery

2. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” — Albert Ellis

3. “It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.”― E. Langer

4. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves” — Carl Jung

5. “The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.” —Erik Erikson

6. “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” —Alfred Adler

7. “The truth is, bad things don’t affect us as profoundly as we expect them to. That’s true of good things, too. We adapt very quickly to either.” – Daniel Gilbert

8. “When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.” — Carl Rogers

9. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind” — William James

10. “If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and inventions that characterizes children before they were deformed by adult society.” — Jean Piaget

11. “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” — Daniel Kahneman

12. ” So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.” — Gordon W. All port

13. “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” — Carl Rogers

14. “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”– Abraham Maslow

15. “The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions”—Paul Watzlawick

16. “People’s belief about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities.”—Unknown

17. “It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” –Ellen J. Langer

18. “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” — B. F. Skinner

19. “The best way to find out whether you’re on the right path? Stop looking at the path.” — Marcus Buckingham

20. ” The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.”

21. “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

22. ” Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence” — Eric Fromm

23. “We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” — Virginia Satir

24. “If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.” — Anonymous

25. “The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.” – Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

26. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” — Anna Freud

27. “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another. Listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another. ” — Alfred Edee

28. “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” — Satir

29. “Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapy.” — Karen Horny

30. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein

31. “Everything can be taken from a man, but the last of the human freedoms: to choose one’s attitudes in any given set of circumstances.” –Viktor Frankl

32. “A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” — B.F. Skinner

33. ” Meeting with anxiety can free us from boredom and sharpen our perception.” — Rolo Mary

35. “Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.” — William James

36. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” –Todd Kashdan

37. “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow

What is your favorite psychological quote? Leave it in the comment section below.

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One thought on “37 Inspiring Psychological Quotes About Life and People’s Behaviour

  1. "I am responsible for my thoughts, feelings, and actions. Others are responsible for their thoughts feelings and actions" From a psychiatrist or psychologist but the name is forgotten.

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