The human brain appears to be optimized by evolution to quickly and efficiently do the things we need to do to stay alive and procreate, and this has a higher priority than having an accurate perception and understanding of reality. (Having an accurate perception of reality has some priority, just not as much as efficiency, internal consistency, and pragmatism, apparently.)
— Dr. Steven Novella,
The single most damaging factor for children in the face of divorce is exposure to conflict. The more repeated or continuing the conflict, the greater the risk to the child.
— Justice Backhouse in Graham v. Bruto, 2007
Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others— it only changes yours.
— Shannon L. Alder
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Individual psychotherapy - that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship - requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver.
— Thomas Szasz
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
— Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
— Amelia Earhart
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
— Aldous Huxley
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
— Thomas A. Edison
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
— Margaret Mead
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
— Confucius
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela