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I hope to die in the saddle seat. ...
by Albert Ellis

I hope to die in the saddle seat.
- Albert Ellis

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

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Albert Ellis

 

People don't just get upset.
They contribute to their upsetness.
- Albert Ellis

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

I'm very happy.
I like my work and the various aspects of it-going around the world,
teaching the gospel according to St.
Albert.
- Albert Ellis

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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.
- Albert Ellis

I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally,
whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.
- Albert Ellis

For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is:
childish dependency.
- Albert Ellis

I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis,
but the analysts weren't listening to my objections.
So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
- Albert Ellis

I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible,
screwed-up humans to be unfair; that's the human condition.
- Albert Ellis

There are three musts that hold us back:
I must do well.
You must treat me well.
And the world must be easy.
- Albert Ellis

You largely constructed your depression.
It wasn't given to you.
Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
- Albert Ellis

We teach people that they upset themselves.
We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking,
feeling and behaving today.
- Albert Ellis

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

Most people would have given up when faced with all
the criticism I've received over the years.
- Albert Ellis

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
- Albert Ellis

In the old days we used to get more referrals,
because people had insurance that paid for therapy.
Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.
- Albert Ellis

Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually.
You still had a choice, though not a good one,
about what to tell yourself about the abuse.
- Albert Ellis

People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware.
- Albert Ellis

Freud had a gene for inefficiency, and I think I have a gene for efficiency.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Albert Ellis

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings.
They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously
been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.
- Albert Ellis

There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women.
Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.
- Albert Ellis

People got insights into what was bothering them,
but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Albert Ellis

If something is irrational, that means it won't work.
It's usually unrealistic.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Albert Ellis

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 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

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

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor


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