Quotes by Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

American psychologist

Alive from: 1913-2007

Category: Psychology

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    I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
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    Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
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    As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing.
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    By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
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    For a man there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and women. It is often difficult to say which is the worst.
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    For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
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    Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency.
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    I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.
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    I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.
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    I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
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    I hope to die in the saddle seat.
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    I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.
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    I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition.
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    I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.
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    I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the goddamn ballgame.
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