30 Great Psychology Quotes

Psychology is the study of the mind. One of the newest fields of research, it is the psychology of human thought. Researchers in this area are seeking to understand why we do the things we do, what our nature has to do with our decisions, and how and why we grow into the beings that we are. Studies often concentrate on our feelings, tension, and almost every aspect of the human condition.

Here are 30 Greatest Psychology Quotes and sayings that will inspire you positively, and will motivate you to tap into your ability.

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

– Carl Rogers

Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’—that is, be more mindful in your activities—you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more.

– Robert Biswas-Diener

We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.

– Sigmund Freud

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

We are so made, that we can only derive intense enjoyment from a contrast and only very little from a state of things.

– Sigmund Freud

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

– William James

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

– Marcus Aurelius

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom

– Victor Frankl

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

– Neale Donald Walsch

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found — in himself.

– Erich Fromm

If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

– Vincent Van Gogh

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

– Marianne Williamson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

– Winston Chuchchiill

I’ve always believed that you can think positively just as well as you can think negatively.

– Sugar Ray Robinson

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

– Lou Holtz

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

– Brian Tracey

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

– Harry Truman

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

– William James

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

– Thomas Jefferson

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.

– Abraham Maslow

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

– Carl G. Jung

Happiness is not out there for us to find. The reason that it’s not our there is that it’s inside us.

–  Sonja Lyubomirsky

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

I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.

– Dalai Lama

We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.

– Sigmund Freud

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.

– Jean Piaget

When we encounter an unexpected challenge of threat, the only way to save ourselves is to hold on tight to the people around us and not let go

– Shawn Achor

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

Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.

– Scott Barry Kaufmann

Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.

– Erik Erikson

Which Psychology Quote is your favorite?