• We know what we are but not what we may be.
    Ophelia in Hamlet
  • The brain is wider than the sky.
    Emily Dickinson
  • I feel the patient has to learn to accept the illness as an expression and part of herself and get befriended with it and integrate it like other experiences.
    Frieda Fromm Reichmann
  • Of the hundreds of attempts to say what psychotherapy is or does, none really takes us inside. We press our faces to the window straining for a glimpse; we see the tendrils of the unconscious, entwining two people in its embrace.
    Gail A. Hornstein
  • [Psychotherapy isn't] somethiing done to the patient by the doctor; it is an interaction between two people engaged in an ongoing relationship.
    Harry Stack Sullivan
  • The therapist's primary responsibility is to offer hope. Using any means available, the therapist should seek to awaken in the patient the conviction that he is not suffering from an incurable disease but from on ewhich, in principle, he can be cured.
    Frieda Fromm Reichmann
  • The question is what does a society do with decent peopel who hurt themselves beause they are human? Who smoke too much, who eat too much, who drive carelessly, who don't have safe sex? I think the answer is a decent society does not put peopel out to pasture and let them die because they did a human thing.
    Rob Rafsky in How to Survive a Plague, (2012)
  • Children are not the people of tomorrow but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be--the unknown person inside each of them is our hope for the future.
    Janusz Korczak
  • Compassion requires the cultivation of moral imagination that sees reality in other human beings, that does not see other human beings as mere instruments of one's own power or threats to that power.
    Martha Nussbaum
  • Empathy is entering into the predicament of the other.
    Martha Nussbaum
  • Through others we become ourselves.
    Lev S. Vygotsky

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