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15 Powerful Quotes on Self Help, Psychotherapy, and Happiness

– Dr. Wayne Dyer

The following quotes from celebrities, authors, and historically significant individuals are highly insightful in the world of mental health, happiness, and treatment. We figured we’d like to share some of our favorites that we’ve seen over the years. Enjoy. 

“If you know someone who’s depressed please resolve to never ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.”

— Stephen Fry

 “Learn to deal with the fact that you are not a perfect person but you are a person that deserves respect and honesty.”

Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

 “When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it.”

Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

 “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.”

Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late

 “In Hollywood if you don’t have a shrink, people think you’re crazy.”

Johnny Carson

 “Therapy isn’t Radio. We don’t need to constantly fill the air with sounds. Sometimes, when it’s quiet, surprising things happen.”

Mary Pipher, Letters to a Young Therapist

 “Psychotherapy isn’t a twentieth-century artifice imposed on nature, but the reinstatement of a natural healing process.”

Patricia Love, The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent’s Love Rules Your Life

 “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

Abraham Lincoln

 “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“The best way out is always through.”

— Robert Frost

 “It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”

Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

 “Anger’s like a battery that leaks acid right out of me

And it starts from the heart ’til it reaches my outer me”

Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

 “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

Wayne W. Dyer

 “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

If you or a loved one are suffering from depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, please look for help. Whether it’s here with us or elsewhere, finding professional help is an important step on the road to recovery. We offer cognitive behavioral therapy, mens therapy, couples counseling, neuropsychological evalutions, and more to patients throughout Northern New Jersey. 

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