"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Albert Ellis on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Albert Ellis on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Albert Ellis on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Albert Ellis on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Albert Ellis on Robert Frost
"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."
"People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection."