"I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Albert Ellis on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Albert Ellis on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Albert Ellis on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Albert Ellis on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Albert Ellis on William Shakespeare
"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."