Tanker og tænkere – Inspiration og visdom


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If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place.”  William Glasser

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” Socrates

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud!” Coco Chanel

” 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.” Albert Ellis

“At være kritisk ses som tegn på skarpt intellekt, mens optimisme ses som naivt og dovent. Men det er optimisterne, der har fakta på deres side, og pessimisterne, som har stirret sig blinde på en falsk virkelighed.”  Steven Pinker, Harvard University (P nr. 8, 2019)

”Der findes kun to måder at leve livet på. Den ene er, som om ingenting er et mirakel. Den anden er, som om alting er et mirakel.” Albert Einstein

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Carl Rogers

Ideer kommer ligesom kyllinger, den ene oven på den anden.” H. C. Andersen

“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.” William Glasser

What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.” William Glasser

I don’t deny the importance of genetics. However, the fact that I might be altruistic isn’t because I have a gene for altruism; the fact that I do something for my children at some cost to myself comes from a history that has operated on me.” F. B. Skinner

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers

Hvis du ikke kan forklare det på en simpel måde, er det fordi du ikke har forstået det godt nok.” Albert Einstein

Politik er ikke min sag.” H. C. Andersen

Visdom er ikke resultatet af en uddannelse, men et livslangt forsøg på at opnå det.” Albert Einstein

Der findes to ting, som er uendelige: Universet og den menneskelige dumhed. Og når det gælder universet, er jeg endda ikke helt sikker…” Albert Einstein

If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments.” Albert Ellis

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” B. F. Skinner

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Albert Ellis

“Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.” William Glasser

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Coco Chanel

The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive.” Coco Chanel

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” Socrates

No theory changes what it is a theory about; man remains what he has always been.” B. F. Skinner

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.” Albert Ellis

Men død og liv, ære og skam, smerte og glæde, rigdom og fattigdom, alt det rammer i lige grad både gode og slette mennesker. Det er i sig selv hverken skønt eller nedværdigende. Altså hverken godt eller ondt.” Marcus Aurelius fra MEDITATIONER, ca. 167 (oversat af J.A. Bundgård)

Hvilken mangel på tolerance ikke at tillade menneskene at følge deres trang i den retning, de synes passer for dem og gavner dem.” Marcus Aurelius fra MEDITATIONER, ca. 167 (oversat af J.A. Bundgård)

If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place.” William Glasser

En fjer skulle nok kunne blive til fem høns.” H. C. Andersen

”Stødes du af en mands frækhed, spørg straks dig selv: Er det muligt, at der ikke skulle findes frække folk i verden? Det er umuligt. Kræv altså ikke det umulige. Han dér er nemlig et af de frække mennesker, der nødvendigvis må være i verden. Hav samme ræsonnement rede over for slynglen, bedrageren, over for enhver der forsér sig på det ene eller andet punkt. Samtidig med at du husker, at det er en umulighed, at hele denne mennesketype manglede, vil du blive mere velvillig mod dens enkelte eksemplarer”. Marcus Aurelius fra MEDITATIONER, ca. 167 (oversat af J.A. Bundgård)

”Wisdom begins in wonder.” Socrates

“It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.” William Glasser

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.” Albert Ellis

” We don’t focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.” William Glasser

When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.” B. F. Skinner

The people who control the condition in which we live have no reason to think beyond more than the next five or 10 years.” B. F. Skinner

Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client’s quality world.” William Glasser

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one!” Marcus Aurelius

For meget eller for lidt er oftest skidt.” Linda Burlan Sørensen

Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it’s conditional.” Albert Ellis

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.” William Glasser

”Den største gave, som du kan give dig selv, er at lære at tænke selv.” Linda Burlan Sørensen

“When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control.” William Glasser

“Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.” B. F. Skinner

“People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they’d much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection.” Albert Ellis

“I believe that I have been basically anarchistic, anti-religion and anti-industry and business. In other words, anti-bureaucracy. I would like to see people behave well without having to have priests stand by, politicians stand by, or people collecting bills.” B. F. Skinner

“What we get, and all we ever get, from the outside is information; how we choose to act on this information is up to us.” William Glasser

People don’t just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.” Albert Ellis


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