The following are useful quotes, famous people or not, to ponder over.

Great Psychology Quotes and What Makes them Great

“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)

“If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” Malcom X (1925-1965)

“Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.”  Steven Pinker

“The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.” Paul Valery

“Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.” Mason Cooley

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

“The happiness of of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius

“Life can show up no other way than that way in which you perceive it.” Neale Donald Walsch