Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mental Health Blog Party 2011

In honor of the American Psychological Association's Mental Health Blog Party, I'm featuring a post on famous psychologists and their quotes. Enjoy these wise words of wisdom and inspiration.

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) Swiss-American Psychiatrist.

"Thought is action in rehearsal." ~ Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian founder of Psychoanalysis.

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928-) American Psychologist.

"Education is not just the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire." ~ B. F. Skinner (1904-1990) American Psychologist.

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~ Carl Jung (1875-1961) Swiss Psychiatrist.

"Hate is a product of the unfulfilled life." ~ Erich Fromm (1900-1980) American Psychoanalyst.

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." ~ Henry Ellis (1859-1939) British Psychologist.

"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." ~ Abrahamm Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist.

"All of us are much more human than otherwise. " ~Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1941) American Psychologist.

"Life itself still remains a very effective therapist." ~ Karen Horney (1885-1952) American Psychoanalyst.


Wanda's Wings said...

Some very good quotes.

yogurt said...

"Thought is action in rehearsal." ~ Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian founder of Psychoanalysis.

Who knew Freud was a cognitive behavioralist? ;)

Dr. Deb said...

I like these quotes. I just wish there were more famous women shrinks back in the day and now!

He was a man of many schools. He just didn't know that!

Sarebear said...

LOVE these!! If I could successfully implement some of these, I'd be much better off. Sadly, I'm struggling with very basics right now lol.

Becky Bohan Brown said...

Thanks Dr. Deb for sharing these thought provoking quotes from such an array of psychologists. I also shared your post with our population-we™ readers at our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Population-We/174791929198228

Raine said...

Interesting quotes-thanks for sharing them

Barbara said...

These were great, loved them!! I think I'll tweet 'em :)

d said...

they're all very good but I really like the 1st one :)

TK Kerouac said...

Hate is the result of an unfulfilled life

something to remember

Fresh Garden said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for sharing, you're wonderful!!

Anne Rettenberg LCSW said...

If only people gave more acknowledgement to Freud for his many timeless insights...

The quote from Horney is a classic also. So often I wish my patients would take more risks in their lives and have more experiences that would help their growth.

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