Psychology Quotes

Psychology Quotes


15 Great Psychology Quotes


  • "We know what we are but not what we may be."  Ophelia in Hamlet

  • "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that do not work."  Thomas Edison  1847-1931

  • "The brain is wider than the sky." Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  • "Great spirits have often overcome violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein , (1879-1955)

  • "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 (1856-1939)

  • "I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have." Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

  • "Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin." Ivan Pavlov   (1849-1936)

  • "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." William James (1842-1910)

  • "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."  Shakespeare (Hamlet)

  • "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously." Noam Chomsky (1928-  )

  • "Education survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten." B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)

  • "There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding." Erik Erikson (1902-1994)

  • "Much learning does not teach understanding."  Heraclitus (544-483 B.C).

  • "The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority." Stanley Milgram (1933-1984)

  • "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)


These 15 quotes include a wide range of human behavior from aptitude to personal growth through life. We hope they've provided you with a sense that psychological wisdom can come from a great variety of expected, and unexpected, sources.