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Letter "P" » Psychology
«Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.»
«After ten years in therapy, my psychologist told me something very touching, he said, ?no hablo ingles.?»
«If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.»
Author: Joseph Goebbels
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, Enemy of the state
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«If Goddess religion is not to become mindless idiocy, we must win clear of tendency of magic to become supertition. Magic - and among its branches I include psychology as its purpose to describe and change consciousness - is an art.»
«?a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called ?critical philosophy? and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term ?philosopher?.»
«In the rough, a symbol is a sign that stands for something? Before a noise, etc., may become a symbol, something must exist for the symbol to symbolize.»
«If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures.»
«If we consider that all we deal with represents constantly changing sub-microscopic, interrelated processes which are not, and cannot be ?identical with themselves?, the old dictum that ?everything is identical with itself? becomes in [today?s understanding of the universe] a principle invariably false to facts.»
«Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us.»
«Freud: If it?s not one thing, it?s your mother.»