100 Quotes About Human Psyche

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Here are the top 100 quotes from famous people like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, William Shakespeare about the human psyche.

Human Psyche Quotes :

  • “Perversity is the human thirst for self-torture.”  ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”  ~Paulo Coelho
  • “In time you may discover everything that can be discovered, and still your progress will only be progress away from humanity. The distance between you and them can one day become so great that your joyous cry over some new gain could be answered by an universal shriek of horror.”  ~Galileo Galilei
  • “Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?”  ~Frank Herbert
  • “People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are.”  ~Gilbert Chesterton
  • “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.”  ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • “The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.”   ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”  ~Dale Carnegie
  • “The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values.”  ~Christopher Dawson
  • “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”  ~John Locke
  • “The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.”  ~Swami Vivekananda
  • “Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.”  ~Christopher Dawson
  • “Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.”  ~Blaise Pascal
  • “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.”  ~Audrey Hepburn
  • “Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.”  ~Sai Baba
  • “I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.”  ~Ratan Tata
  • “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”  ~Thomas Edison

Best Psyche Quotes :

  • “The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create.”  ~Frank Herbert
  • “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”  ~Wayne Dyer
  • “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”  ~Alan Watts
  • “Being a husband is for me as big a priority as being a father.”  ~Roger Federer
  • “We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.”  ~George Santayana
  • “What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.”  ~John Wayne
  • “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.”  ~Warren Buffet
  • “The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”  ~Calvin Coolidge
  • “I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.”  ~Amitabh Bachchan
  • “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”   ~Stephen Covey
  • “For a mind all logic is like a knife, all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore
  • “The mind of man is a thousand times more beautiful than the earth on which he dwells.”  ~William Wordsworth
  • “Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.”   ~Alfred Hitchcock
  • “It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance.”  ~Baruch Spinoza
  • “Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.”  ~Victor Hugo
  • “Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”   ~Alfred Hitchcock
  • “Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.”   ~Terry Pratchett
  • “The child is father of the man.”  ~William Wordsworth
  • “Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.”  ~Lord Byron
  • “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Quotes About Psyche :

  • “It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.”  ~Rick Riordan
  • “The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.”   ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.”  ~Abhraham H Maslow
  • “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”  ~H G Wells
  • “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”  ~Rene Descartes
  • “The cause of my life has been to oppose superstition. It’s a battle you can’t hope to win – it’s a battle that’s going to go on forever. It’s part of the human condition.”  ~Christopher Hitchens
  • “When there’s a person, there’s a problem. When there’s no person, there’s no problem.”  ~Joseph Stalin
  • “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • “The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.”  ~Georg Lichtenberg
  • “If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”  ~Scott Adams
  • “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear.”  ~George Orwell
  • “The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.”  ~Goethe
  • “Nature does not make mistakes. Right and wrong are human categories.”  ~Frank Herbert
  • “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”  ~Swami Vivekananda
  • “We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.”  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.”  ~Frank Herbert

Quotes About Human Psyche :

  • “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”  ~Deepak Chopra
  • “Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask. The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who so survive.”  ~Frank Herbert
  • “Little things comfort us because little things distress us.”  ~Blaise Pascal
  • “A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.”   ~William Shakespeare
  • “We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”  ~Malcolm X
  • “How mankind defers from day to day the best it can do, and the most beautiful things it can enjoy, without thinking that every day may be the last one, and that lost time is lost eternity!”  ~Max Muller
  • “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”  ~Stephen Covey
  • “I’ve noticed that when people are joking they’re usually dead serious, and when they’re serious, they’re usually pretty funny.”  ~Jim Morrison
  • “There is, inside all our heads, the ego’s rabid attack dog. It is purely vicious toward others and toward ourselves as well. Learning to control that dog, and ultimately to end its life, is the process and purpose of enlightened relationships.”  ~Marianne Williamson
  • “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.”  ~Baruch Spinoza
  • “Dogmatism is the greatest of mental obstacles to human happiness.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”  ~Carl Jung
  • “Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.”  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can’t do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward: ‘I’m such a klutz!’ But they will never admit to having a poor sense of humor or being a bad driver.”  ~George Carlin
  • “I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.”  ~Jim Morrison
  • “One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected.”  ~Bertrand Russel
  • “What is now wanted is a combination of the greatest heart with the highest intellectuality, of infinite love with infinite knowledge.”  ~Swami Vivekananda
  • “You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.”  ~Ronald Reagan
  • “The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.”  ~Goethe

Psyche Quotes In English :

  • “I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.”  ~Paul McCartney
  • “For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.”  ~Christopher Dawson
  • “When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”  ~Peter DDrucker
  • “To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.”  ~Jane Austen
  • “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.”  ~Napoleon Hill
  • “Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.”  ~Victor Hugo
  • “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”  ~Napoleon Hill
  • “The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.”  ~Calvin Coolidge
  • “Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.”  ~Warren Buffet
  • “Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent.”  ~Michelangelo
  • “You aren’t thinking or really existing unless you’re willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgement of your existence.”  ~Frank Herbert
  • “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”  ~Aesop
  • “I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.”  ~Rene Descartes
  • “You always admire what you really don’t understand.”  ~Blaise Pascal
  • “Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It’s by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I’m human.”  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.”  ~H G Wells
  • “What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.”  ~William Wordsworth
  • “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”  ~Galileo Galilei
  • “Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.”  ~Blaise Pascal
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