A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
The brain is wider than the sky.
True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
The smaller the detail the greater the value.
When children are allowed to help make family decisions, they tend to be much more supportive and happier with family life. Also when allowed to help make rules, they will follow them much closer than if rules are forced on them. All these add up to a happier home for all.
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.
Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
If you are not prepared to look at your pupils strength's, don't touch their weaknesses.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Love is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'
A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
We have lost the art of living, and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behavior, we are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead.
There is a secret psychology of money. Most people don't know about it. That's why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what's going on inside of you.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Perception is a clash of mind and eye, the eye believing what it sees, the mind seeing what it believes.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
When dissonance is present, in addition to trying to reduce it, the person will actively avoid situations and information which would likely increase the dissonance.
The wish to be understood may be our most vengeful demand, may be the way we hang on, as asults, to our grudge against our mothers; the way we never let our mothers off the hook for their not meeting our every need. Wanting to be understood, as adults, can be our most violent form of nostalgia.
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