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


The following is a poem, written by myself.

If only you can see beyond my mask

If only you could experience what i am

If only you can be in my shoes

If only you are caring

If only someone would understand my circumstance

If only you would be willing to listen without judging

If only my smile is as genuine

If only my problems would disappear

If only we can rid the stigma attached

If only we can wake up and realise

If only we don’t turn a blind eye

If only we could pay more attention

If only we can be ready to seek help

If only you won’t be foolish and turn away

If only you could acknowledge before you experience the same

If only you could help me stop hiding

If only families would stay true and real

If only i can get the support from my family

If only my family remembers what they almost lost

If only everyone would understand i’m not the same

If only you i can make sense of my thoughts to you all

If only we strengthen our bond

If only i could break out of this

If only we are ready to battle this

If only we help each other

If only i can be me

If only it just was just a dream

If only…

If only…

If only i can tackle this mental health

If only we realise mental health is not being insane

If only we read up on the symptoms

If only we are ready to change

If only we do help

If only…