The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.
— Philip Zimbardo

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
Sigmund Freud pathological quote

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
— Albert Einstein

The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.
— Ren

A pathological business, writing, don't you think? Just look what a writer actually does: all that unnatural tense squatting and hunching, all those rituals: pathological!
— pathological quotation by Hans Magnus Enzensberger