psychology

A Quote by William James on habits, psychology, and emotion

Every time a resolve or a fine glow of feeling evaporates without bearing practical fruit is worse than a chance lost; it works to hinder future resolutions and emotions from taking the normal path of discharge. There is no more contemptible type of human character than that of the nerveless sentimentalist and dreamer, who spends his life in a weltering sea of sensibility and emotion, but who never does a manly concrete deed.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1

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A Quote by William James on habits and psychology

Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 1

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A Quote by Johnathan Haidt on morality, psychology, and selfishness

 But the most important lesson I have learned in my twenty years or research on morality is that nearly all people are morally motivated.  Selfishness is a powerful force, particularly in the decisions of individuals, but whenever groups of people come together to make a sustained effort to change the world, you can bet that they are pursuing a vision of virtue, justice, or sacredness.

Johnathan Haidt

Source: Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Why the Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think, Pages: 242

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A Quote by Elizabeth Clare Prophet on consciousness, enlightenment, freedom, inspiration, meditation, philosophy, psychology, tao, zen, ascension, divine, self, real, belief, god, life, truth, understanding, solution, soul, spirit, hope, and good

I find that God by any name can be reduced to this sense of the eternal Presence. It defines being, and I see it as a sphere of intense light that marks the point of my origin. It is the permanent part of me, of which I am very aware, and the point to which I will return at the conclusion of this life.

Elizabeth Prophet

Source: summitlighthouse.org

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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on capacity, self-actualization, needs, health, and psychology

People with intelligence must use their intelligence, people with eyes must use their eyes, people with the capacity to love have the impulse to love and the need to love in order to feel healthy. Capacities clamor to be used, and cease in their clamor only when they are used sufficiently. That is to say, capacities are needs, and therefore are intrinsic values as well.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition, Pages: 168

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A Quote by Daniel Goleman on authors, emotion, gifts, happiness, intelligence, life, practicality, psychology, and seriousness

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift--a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life."

~ Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence," commenting on "Authentic Happiness" by Martin Seligman

Daniel Goleman

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A Quote by William James on psychology and science

I wished by treating Psychology like a natural science, to help her become one.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: Collected Essays and Reviews

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A Quote by unknown on habits and psychology

A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.

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A Quote by Paul D. Shafer on acquaintance, action, art, children, history, influence, life, mathematics, music, people, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, and words

The most important single influence in the life of a person is another person. We may say to our children: Here is art, science, philosophy, mathematics, music, psychology, history, religion - and we may open innumerable doors along the corridors of living so that they will have a broad and even a minute acquaintance with the segments of life; but these introductions are not as important as knowing people whose characters and actions, personalities and words have grown after similar introductions and have become worthy of emulation.

Paul D. Shafer

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on ability, action, anthropology, architecture, art, death, editors, education, engineering, evolution, facts, history, humanity, individuality, intelligence, knowledge, language, liberty, literature, mathematics, medicine, peac

Humanity today is not safe in the presence of humanity. The old cannibalism has given way to anonymous action in which the killer and the killed do not know each other, and in which,indeed, the very fact of mass death has the effect of making mass killing less reprehensible than the death of a single individual. In short, we have evolved in every respect except our ability to protect ourselves against human intelligence. Our knowledge is vast but does not embrace the workings of peace. . . . We study history, philosophy, religions, languages, literature, art, architecture, political science . . . anthropology, biology, medicine, psychology, sanitation . . . chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics. But we have yet to make peace basic to our education. The most important subject in the world is hardly taught at all. In the spirit of this passage, the editor has taken the liberty of editing Mr. Cousins' language to make it more gender inclusive.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: Place of Folly, 1962.

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