quote by Albert Ellis

You mainly feel the way you think.

— Albert Ellis

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Don't ask why the patient is the way he is, ask for what he would change.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
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There are a variety of techniques to help people change the kind of thinking that leads them to become depressed. These techniques are called cognitive behavioral therapy.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that matter are the things that happen in you.

We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing.


Because of my bipolar disorder, I tend to these mixed states, which are depressed but loud and agitated. So I can be terribly irritable. I go to cognitive behavioral therapy in order not to yell at my children.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.

The depressed man lives in a depressed world.

The individual is taught that there is nothing that he as a total person is to feel ashamed of or self-hating for.

Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.


If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.

The origin of sorrow is this: to wish for something that does not come to pass.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises;

namely, the complete denial of 'identity.'

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you
Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you react. Acceptance without expectations is less stressful.

His own character is the arbiter of every ones fortune.

Put from you the belief that 'I have been wronged', and with it will go the feeling. Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.

We should pledge ourselves to the proposition that the irresponsible life is not worth living.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things:
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.

Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand.

I would like to be remembered as one of the individuals who founded, ideologically and practically, cognitive behavior therapy and who pioneered multimodal or integrated therapy.


Buddhists were actually the first cognitive-behavioral therapists.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.
Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.

The relish of good and evil depends in a great measure upon the opinion we have of them.

Things can never touch the soul, but stand inert outside it, so that disquiet can arise only from fancies within.

Tragedy is in the eye of the observer, and not in the heart of the sufferer.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose b
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.

My rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) was one of the very few therapies that was originated partly or largely because I wanted to be brief and efficient. And therefore right from the start I was active and directive. I tried to show people some central masturbatory core to their philosophy and to get them to work at changing it cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally.


Our contention is not that medication alone is the answer.

We really need to have it in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy and with peer support. And that needs to be reimbursed [by health insurers], because it shows huge reductions in overall spending.

Everybody has their reasons.

Cognitive behavioral therapy quote Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.

Man is more powerful than matter.