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When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ''spirit'' over matter.

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) American author.

The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your own body and get interested in someone else s.

Goodman Ace (1899-1982) One of the most memorable humourists in the 20th C

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) American educator.

The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

We have lost the art of living; and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behavior, we are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

Idleness is the parent of psychology.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.