The brain is wider than the sky.
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.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Psychology cannot tell people how they ought to live their lives. It can however, provide them with the means for effecting personal and social change.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
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.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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.
True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Through others we become ourselves.
Every bad feeling is potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward its rightness
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maturity is the ability to postpone gratification.
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?'
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
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.
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.
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