...we must recollect that all of our provisional
ideas in psychology will presumably some day be based on an
organic substructure .
*FREUD, S. (1987) ON NARCISSISM : AN INTRODUCTION (1914) . IN SIGMUND FREUD
11 . ON METAPSYCHOLOGY , THE THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS , THE PELICAN FREUD LIBRARY , PENGUIN
BOOKS (TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN UNDER THE GENERAL EDITORSHIP OF JAMES
STRACHEY) . THE PRESENT VOLUME COMPILED AND EDITED BY ANGELA RICHARDS , HARMONDSWORTH ,
MIDDLESEX , ENGLAND , P 65-97 , QUOTE ON P 71 . PELICAN EDITION FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1984 . REPRINTED
1985 , 1987 .
QUOTE FOR JANUARY 2005
Evidence-based decision models may be very powerful, but are like computer-generated symphonies
in the style of Mozart - correct but lifeless. The art of caring for patients, then, should flourish...in the recognition
that what is black and white in the abstract often becomes grey in practice.
*Saunders, J. (2000), The practice of clinical medicine as an art and as a science, Medical
Humanities, 26, p 18-22.
QUOTE FOR FEBRUARY 2005
Just as the physicist must simultaneously think in terms of particles and waves, the
psychiatrist must speak of motives, wishes, and meanings in the same breath as genes, neurochemistry and pharmacokinetics.
GLEN O. GABBARD *
*Gabbard, G.O. (1999) , Mind and Brain in Psychiatric Treatment. In Glen O. Gabbard (ed) Treatments of Psychiatric
Disorders, II Edn. Vol 1, Jaypee Bros, New Delhi, Ind Edn, p22-34, quote on p22.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MARCH 2005
It has been said that there are two aspects of education, both necessary. One regards the individual
human mind more as a vessel, of varying capacity, into which is to be poured as much as it will hold of the knowledge and
experience by which human society lives and moves. This is the Martha of education --- and we shall have plenty of these tasks
to perform. But the Mary regards the human mind more as a fire that has to be set alight and blown with the divine afflatus.
That also we take as our ambition.
*Inaugural speech as Chancellor of the Open University, 1969
QUOTE OF THE MONTH APRIL 2005
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the rest improve with age.
Pope John XXIII*
* Quoted in Gerald Brenan, Thoughts in a Dry Season, 'Life'
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MAY 2005
True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity.
*Pedagogy of the Oppressed
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JUNE 2005
Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
* Quoted in D.J.Boorstin, The Image, title-page epigraph.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JULY 2005
Experience dulls the edges of all our dogmas.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2005
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt
the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw*
*Maxim for Revolutionists
QUOTE OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2005
There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go - if there are no doors and window
he walks through a wall.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2005
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
*Quoted in Treasury of Humorous Quotations
QUOTE OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2005
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use,
and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it when he wants.
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
*Five Orange Pips
QUOTE OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2005
Every positive value has its price in negative terms, and you never see anything very great which
is not, at the same time, horrible in some respect. The genius of Einstein lead to Hiroshima.
*Quoted in Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, Life with Picasso, Ch 2)
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2006
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing
vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practised at spare moments; it is a whole-time
-W. Somerset Maugham*
*Cakes and Ale, Ch. 1.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2006
I think she must have been very strictly brought up, she's so desperately anxious to do the wrong
-Saki (H. H. Monro)*
*Reginald on Worries
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MARCH 2006
He who allows himself to be insulted, deserves to be.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH APRIL 2006
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, for example, music is
good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
* ( Ethics, IV)
QUOTE OF THE MONTH MAY 2006
It has been my experience that I am always true from my point of view, but am
often wrong from the point of view of my honest critics. I know that we are both right from our respective points of view.
And this knowledge saves me from attributing motives to my opponents or critics. The seven
blind men who gave seven different descriptions of the elephant were all right from their respective points of view, and wrong
from the point of view of one another, and right and wrong from the point of view of the man who knew the elephant. I very
much like this doctrine of the manyness of reality. It is this doctrine that has taught me to judge a Mussalman from his own
standpoint and a Christian from his. Formerly I used to resent the ignorance of my opponents. Today I can love them because
I am gifted with the eye to see myself as others see them and vice-versa.
* Young India, 21.01.1926.
* (Le Cid)
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JUNE 2006
[Of Eleanor Roosevelt] She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
* Speech, 1962.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH JULY 2006
The history of Western philosophy is, after all, no more than a series of footnotes
to Plato's philosophy.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2006
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
* Quoted in H. Shukman, Lenin and the Russian Revolution.
see also mens sana research foundation