"For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Albert Ellis on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Albert Ellis on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Albert Ellis on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Albert Ellis on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Albert Ellis on Albert Camus
"I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public."
"The art of love is largely the art of persistence."
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
"We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today."
"People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change."